4 Pot Caliper Choice
Posted 28 October 2007 - 10:22 PM
I have some standard hub assembelys ive cleaned up. Im looking to replace the disks with vented disks and the standard calipers with 4 pots
Are metro 4 pots up to the job? Or can anyone recommend anything else ideal for Z car with mostly trackday use and hillclimbing? Im looking to get them second hand and save as much cash as possible without getting stupid about it as this is obviously an important thing.
If anyone could spec out a good kit of disks, calipers and pads that would be great! Cheers
Posted 02 November 2007 - 01:24 PM
At the end of the day you could spend a lot of time grafting something on from a scrapyard find but will it work well and be safe???? You shouldnt compromise on brakes and suspension.
Posted 02 November 2007 - 03:15 PM
Personally I thing mark is right Brakes are most importat ( well after the engine) ( GO GO PART v's STOP STOP PART)
Posted 02 November 2007 - 10:53 PM
word of warning if you go down this route, only people I have found doing hose conversions kits for the Mini to these brakes are Goodridge, and they are awful quality kits, I am now on my second set and the car hasn't turned a wheel yet. The bolts once fitted to the caliper seem to stretch, meaning that if you take them off for any reason you will never get another good seal, even with new copper washers.
Posted 03 November 2007 - 06:07 PM
Does anone have any expierence with the Minisport made 4 pot calipers? Cheers
Also which mini grooved disks would someone recommend. Not toooooo expensive!
Posted 03 November 2007 - 09:12 PM
the six pot tarox were very good but too good you couldnt feel for grip and locked up too easily
we then invented our own brake set up and on track i can out brake pretty much everything im up against and make no mistake ive mixed it this year with some very nice cars
the trick of good brakes lies in the front to rear balance, the correct size so they work well and dont overheat,or are too good and you loe feel
if you ask anyone who has had one of our demos most will tell you that the power surprised them most will tell you they were surprised by the traction but all seem to be surprised with the brakes
i think that they are as good as we can get them and wont be changing anything for the race series even if we introduce a class for hyabusa turbos for example in the future
Posted 04 November 2007 - 02:47 PM
Got any second hand sets Chris? Or anyone for that matter
Posted 04 November 2007 - 07:05 PM
Posted 26 November 2007 - 04:32 PM
Anyone have any ideas?
Posted 06 December 2007 - 11:13 PM
where can i get wilwood calipers that fit the mini from?
Anyone have any ideas?
z cars online shop
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