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Brembo Rear Brakes

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I have the pre Brembo rear brakes on my 1990 SE and would like to upgrade them to Brembo ones.

So the question is do they fit in the standard 16" SE wheels.

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I think the V8's with the Brembo front discs had an Elise rear calliper.. as this is what I fitted to mine.

The Sport 350 has a rear brembo calliper, as well as the Elise one for the handbrake mechanism.

I really doubt they'd fit 16" wheels though I'm afraid. the front Brembo's certainly wouldn't, and you wouldn't want to upgrade the backs without doing the fronts or you'd end up in a wall.

Worth contacting PNM Engineering as they have loads of options that will probably suit your wheel size (and hub type.. this changed as well)

Edited by Glyn Harper

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thanks for the info Glyn.

My plan is to upgrade the brakes front and rear, however I haven't decided yet on what to use on the front (PNM do several versions).

At first I had the plan to upgrade the wheels (imagewheels.co.uk) but as I can get some new tires for the original wheels this plan is postponed. Bigger wheels would give me more options for the brakes.

The idea behind using the S4 rear brembo setup is that I can use them at a later stage as handbrake calipers ala sport 300 setup. (new rims etc needed).

    

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I fitted a set of the hispec/PNM 4 pots under 16” rears and 15” fronts. Granted the handbrake is rubbish but Hispec have an electronic handbrake you could fit or the Brembo’s as well or Possibly a wilwood mechanical handbrake caliper such as mp4.

i ran 300mm discs with the 16” se wheels and originally the 286mm disc under the 15” fronts.

If you upgrade the wheels to larger ones in the future you can keep the 4 pots and just change the disc size. I’m currently running a 330mm front disc but intend to stay at 300mm on rear.

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