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Old 10-10-2012, 02:11 PM
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With the new NASA TTA to TT3 classing crap, I'll be looking at getting the 11.75 BBK for the front. Are there any plans for a better package deal with getting this new rear kit with the 11.75 front BBK together? Just wondering if I should wait on getting the fronts. It'll be a couple months anyway, for the new season.
We'll offer a small discount on the package, yes.
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Basically I've come over to the camp of "If something is a reliability problem on the track, just ask Andrew and do what he says".
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For those looking for a parking brake on either of the two setups being talked about, you can add one for about a pound and a half per corner by using the wilwood cable pull brake calipers in addition to whatever calipers you have back there. There is a car locally with that setup that was made by apex engineering. I think its the only one that exists, and knowing Lester he wont make another one unless you handed him a very large pile of money.
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Not if you do it right. If you're willing to sacrifice 1lb+ of caliper weight and a massive loss in pedal feel to run Dynalites in the back, be my guest. We opted for a lighter caliper with the correct piston area so you keep your pedal feel, improve bias, and drop a TON of weight all at the same time. The pads are still cheap, but they aren't the same as Dynalite pads.
Go Dyna Pro Radial up front and add a significant amount of pad life to the fronts over the Dyina light setup due to thicker pads.

I think I am actually wearing through my rear pads slightly faster than the fronts with my setup.

But I also concluded the powerlight was the caliper I wanted to use on the rear. The pads are just too small on the singles even though they can be sized right in terms of piston area.

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Wilwood web site is not working for me right now but I stumbled on an image that cought my eye when I just searched willwood powerlite.

The 4 piston wildwood Powerlite caliper with built in Mechanical parking brake.

RallyShop.se - Rätt Pris Direkt | Wilwood Powerlite HB


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^ Thats the one that I've talked about before. They dont sell it here. And I believe that company that sells them actually buys a normal powerlite and modifies it. Or that could be a different one that does the same thing, but I cant read the page since for some reason my work blocks google translate.
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I found a quote from Todd at TCE on a Nissan road racing forum.

“These calipers have been around for about 4yrs. They remain under exclusive contract to Rallydesign and are not available to any US dealer. Trust me...I've been down this road many times looking to see what could be done to get some. The only way to do so is to order and import them. The cost of the caliper, the need for a radial mount and the shipping costs make it quite prohibitive for most folks.”
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Jeez, I never saw that on Wilwood. I ended up making my own. It's not intended for the streets of San Francisco...
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Jeez, I never saw that on Wilwood. I ended up making my own. It's not intended for the streets of San Francisco...
Kudos. That is super slick.
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Basically I've come over to the camp of "If something is a reliability problem on the track, just ask Andrew and do what he says".
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^ Thats the one that I've talked about before. They dont sell it here. And I believe that company that sells them actually buys a normal powerlite and modifies it. Or that could be a different one that does the same thing, but I cant read the page since for some reason my work blocks google translate.
Then go to the RallyDesign UK page
Professional Motorsport Parts, Spares & Rally Equipment from Rally Design

I'd worry about the handbrake thingy taking too much radial space.

Some more pictures in this Ebay.co.uk ad.
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Originally Posted by cordycord View Post
Jeez, I never saw that on Wilwood. I ended up making my own. It's not intended for the streets of San Francisco...
Nifty - looks like you have to pull it off to get to swap the inside pad? Still nifty regardless. Props awarded
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Originally Posted by Savington View Post
Kudos. That is super slick.
Thanks. Necessity is a mother, or something like that.

No, it's not quick-change, but could be made so fairly easily. It's a first attempt.
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I found Fastbrakes is selling a rear kit for a Nissan 240SWX with the powerlite parking brake setup.

Fastbrakes Nissan 240SX 5 bolt rear 12.2 inch 4 piston upgrade
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From Rally Design website:

" ... We can despatch goods worldwide (except USA & Canada) ..."

Too bad, 119.50 Pounds Sterling is only about $185.

I could probably get some ... I have relatives in the UK. Too bad that would mean not getting the VAT removed ... would make it close to 100 Pounds if they would ship here. I didn't dig too deep at the website but it's common practice in the UK to include the VAT in the advertised price. For export it comes off.

If you've got an address in Mexico you can have it sent to, you'd be Golden.

Hydraulic Parking Brakes aren't legal on street driven cars where I live and (lever operated) Parking Brake must be functional to pass inspection. Aftermarket driveshaft mounted or diff mounted lever operated parking brakes are available. They need to be mounted somewhere where oil contamination isn't possible.

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Old 10-15-2012, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Johnny2Bad View Post
From Rally Design website:

" ... We can despatch goods worldwide (except USA & Canada) ..."

Too bad, 119.50 Pounds Sterling is only about $185.

I could probably get some ... I have relatives in the UK. Too bad that would mean not getting the VAT removed ... would make it close to 100 Pounds if they would ship here. I didn't dig too deep at the website but it's common practice in the UK to include the VAT in the advertised price. For export it comes off.

If you've got an address in Mexico you can have it sent to, you'd be Golden.

Hydraulic Parking Brakes aren't legal on street driven cars where I live and (lever operated) Parking Brake must be functional to pass inspection. Aftermarket driveshaft mounted or diff mounted lever operated parking brakes are available. They need to be mounted somewhere where oil contamination isn't possible.
Fastbrakes is located in Arizona I wonder how they put together a kit with the park brake converted powerlite and are selling it in US and Canada. or if they would just sell the caliper.

Funny the Fastbrake website is blocked from my work like it is a **** site or something.

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Bump!

No parking brake needed here, looking for a lightweight BBK for the rears. DIY brackets are fine, just don't want to reinvent the wheel if there is already something out there.

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Did the kits discussed here actually go into production? Can't find anything on Trackspeed or 949 that uses something other than OEM calipers on the rear.
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FM is close. I think you can get the non e-brake kit right now.
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I only see 2 calipers on that page, not 4.
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