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ae86<3

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PostSubject: rx7 brake calipers   Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:43 am

is it a good upgrade?
i know they are 4piston 
and i believe my 86 has 2piston
would it be a differnce?
and how much would you pay for them good condition?
i have a friend who would sell me his and he said make a reasonable offer.
just want your guys in put thx=)
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PostSubject: Re: rx7 brake calipers   Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:55 pm

It's a good upgrade if you need it, I mean a built N2 or F20c engine that sees a lot of track time. Daily duties, it's overkill.
Yes they are 4 piston.
No stock AE86 front calipers are 1 piston.
Huge difference in stopping power, but also extra rotational weight from the larger rotors required (Mini Cooper rotors)
They usually can be had around 100 bucks in ok shape, loaded with good pads, expect to pay more.

They will require custom machined brackets since they don't bolt straight to the hubs. I think Tor Parts is working on some, I know AJPS in Australia has them, but shipping will kill you. Then you need Mini Cooper rotors, and redrill their bolt pattern so they'll bolt to the hub.
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PostSubject: Re: rx7 brake calipers   Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:59 pm

haha thanks for the info
and its a friend that lives down the street haha
he has a rx7 and a 240sx, he had them just laying in front of the 7 and i asked if he would sell me them becuz i knew it can go on a ae86 and they were bigger so i figured its kinda like a big brake upgrade.
how hard would it be to a make a bracket?
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PostSubject: Re: rx7 brake calipers   Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:23 pm

Pretty hard without a machine shop. Google up AJPS in Australia, All Japanese Parts and Spares. They have em.
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PostSubject: Re: rx7 brake calipers   Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:32 pm

If your brakes lock up, which a properly working AE86 brake setup should, you don't need more stopping power. Just as Eric stated, it's total overkill for a car with less than 100hp. Your car literally will not go fast enough to necessitate FC brakes.
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PostSubject: Re: rx7 brake calipers   Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:58 pm

Or ever weigh enough. Similarly, you don't need 205+ wide tires unless you're racing for reals with over 200hp.
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PostSubject: Re: rx7 brake calipers   Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:55 am

Or unless you habitually blast through the mountains. Daddy needs all the grip he can get.
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PostSubject: Re: rx7 brake calipers   Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:05 am

jjstabs wrote:
If your brakes lock up, which a properly working AE86 brake setup should, you don't need more stopping power. Just as Eric stated, it's total overkill for a car with less than 100hp. Your car literally will not go fast enough to necessitate FC brakes.



+1. Even most of the twin cam powered cars have plenty of brakes. Get the system OEM healthy, and use a high boiling point brake fluid to flush and bleed the system and you will be surprised how well a 25 year old can stop.
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PostSubject: Re: rx7 brake calipers   Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:53 am

I made my own brackets with mini Cooper rotors....

Check it out guys:

http://club4ag.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5729
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PostSubject: lol   Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:49 am

thx guys it was just a thought , and i heard it was a great upgrade
i see your guys points =]
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