Braking overkill!

You know, de-chromed, big Porsche rims, Brembos, etc.,... German Look rules!
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Braking overkill!

Post by dlamyle » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:06 pm

There are some who will say these are way too big and they could be right... But not on my car. With 380hp and big wide sticky tires I'll get these heated up in no time. I have separate front and rear master cylinders so getting them balanced won't be too difficult. And I will admit it is partially for looks because the Wilwoods I had up front were doing a fine job and I hadn't really found their limit but this just had to happen. I now have big vented rotors that I can easily find replacements for. I did an experiment after I mounted up the front rotor. I spun it with my air hose and got it up to a some pretty good rpms and as it was spinning (with my air hose off) there was a bunch of air blowing from the vented center. These things will cool nicely. I am adding weight in all the wrong areas I know, rotating mass and unsprung but again this just had to happen.

The rears started with the Subarugears "Subabrake" conversion. I quickly learned the kit was of little use for my application since the 04 Subaru brembos mounted on a larger knuckle/hub. I did use the hub and bearing cap but I had to weld up my backing plate with a spacer to make it work. Very nice kit though for those installing smaller brakes. The use of the factory inner drum ebrake is a great selling point.

The front went pretty smooth for a custom application. Just had to fabricate my own hubs... All I had to do was cut the hat off of the disc rotors I already had and then turn them down on the lathe to carry the Subaru rotor. I then drilled for the pressed in studs and that was it. I don't have any pics of the caliper bracket but it was pretty straight forward for this set up since the bolting position for the caliper was right in line with the face of the spindle mounting surface the two pieces of 1/2" aluminum plate could be bolted or welded overlapping each other. I'll add those to the album once I'm done if anyone is interested.
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Re: Braking overkill!

Post by Jadewombat » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:47 pm

Wow, quite a setup.

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Re: Braking overkill!

Post by Ian Godfrey » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:38 pm

Great work on adapting those brakes,
What size are the Volk wheels and what offsets? There seem to be a few sizes in the sub stud pattern

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Re: Braking overkill!

Post by dlamyle » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:33 pm

The wheels are 17x 7.5. Not too sure what the offsets are but they came off a 2003 WRX so best guess is in the 53mm vicinity. I'll check next time I have a wheel off.
Test drives are going well. Still bedding in the pads so I can't apply too much pedal but It really does feel like I have power brakes!
1968 Karmann Ghia , 'JDM EJ205, 5spd Subarugears w/OBX LSD, Blouch 16g XTR, Killer B Headers, DW 750cc, Meth Inj, Cobb AP w/Mach V 22psi Dyno tune (332whp)
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Re: Braking overkill!

Post by Jadewombat » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:45 pm

I love the look of those wheels BTW. I used my bus as a support vehicle for two Pro-rallies back in 2001. I wanted to put some Compomotive rims on her, but wound up going the cheaper route with some used Mercedes wheels off a CLK.

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Re: Braking overkill!

Post by matberry » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:00 am

How are the dropped spindles? I suffered heaps of brake pad "knock-off" that was fixed by going back to OG spindles. R-spec rubber ;)

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