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Rear Brakes

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Do you friendly people at WMS do a rear brake setup for our EP's?

Thought id ask... As it'd always be nice to have sexy brakes front and rear!

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Has anyone ever got the rear disks to glow? dont think there is realy any need to upgrade the rear calipers!..I remember when everyone used to put cavalier gsi front and rear brakes on corsa's and they never realy made that much diffrance infaced the rear brakes worked better then the front lol the back end used to kick out if you where on a slight bend.

Also i think the servo has a big part to play if its to small theres not point in doing the coversion!

But saying that i am talkeing about vauxhall here might be different for Toyota cars lol

Edited by micky boy

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The rear brakes don't really do a lot. If I can remember correct during my MOT the front brakes had around 340kg of braking effort on each side and the rears barely had 80kg per side. As Micky says you don't want to unsettle the back end too much really.

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x2

make sure they work as they should and pour your money else where

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Be nice to see some tho. Cus rear calipers r a cunt for seizin up.

Would look smart and pin clips wud make changing pads a breeze.

Just a thought.

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How about 2 pot rear calipers with hydralic handbrake? That should work and you won't have to worry about cables seizing up

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The last two mot's I've had my rear disc brakes have only just past on 16% or something silly, so far drums ftw never had any hassle with the other than the look and rust lol

Edited by morgey

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I should state that the drums were before I converted to discs, but my corolla uses them and 3 years after buying it theyve never faulted

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Drums are good and cheap. But on a track, they are really bad.

For a track head, there is only one thing to say.

Disc ftw :D

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Why are rear drums bad on track? The rear breaking is minimal anyway so cant realy see an issue if you running a good compound shoe?

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if i recall keri did look at doing a rear brake set up but because our disks also hold the bearing it was a bit of a ball ache todo. dunno if that will change in future tho

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why dont design and fabricate the calipers to be used with stock discs that have the rear bearings...

like said tho im running wms 4 pots on front, and the rear does hardly any braking tbh..

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for the amount of work to design and fabricate the calipers to be used with the stock rear disks i dont think it would be worth it as i cant see many people actualy paying what would be most likely 500+ just to have matching calipers. because i think most of is are in agreement a rear brake upgrade would be solely for looks rather than the performance

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As long as drum brakes can't lock the back wheels, they are worthless. In order to get a car brake 100%, all 4 tires must be on the point of locking up the tires, on the straight.

Don't know if Glanza discs can that, but I'm sure they brake better than the drums.

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Discs are better for cooling, but I doubt very much your guna get the drums or discs on a starlet particularly hot anyway.

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Not sure but i've only seem Hi spec that do an add on to there calipers ir a seperate caliper that has a cable operated handbrake

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Ther'll get hot but prob not hot enough to boil the brake fluid. I had a sticking rear caliper and that barely got hot enough to smell bad not like the fronts where a good period of spirited driving can make em smell lol

Edited by morgey

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just adjusted my rear drums and they made a very noticable difference, ive quoted and seen many others say the rears are only 15% of the total braking....how is this worked out?

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Someone could use an old disc, turn it down so it would leave no disc, just the hub. Then use whatever 4x100 disc you like and fabricate the caliper mounts for your prefered caliper.

Also, someone could cut the stab axle on the back, machine adaptors and run golf rear hubs/discs/calipers. This will also let you adjust camber and toe using shims.

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For a full-race car we can probably do a 2-pot rear kit pretty easily, using this caliper:

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But the problem is that most cars will need an MOT, and for an MOT you need a MECHANICAL handbrake. We will be looking into this in the future though - it's on the list! :D

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