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Caliper Options ?

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OK a standard 88 Stevens Turbo, what options do I have regarding front brake callipers, I've never liked single piston callipers and these Brembos aren't going to be the first.

A simple twin pot calliper that will bolt straight onto the existing stubs axles, use the same disk, and fit within the standard rim ?

Answers on a postcard please.


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If you want big, pretty, brakes that are a serious upgrade but not way overkill for a street car (i.e., AP, Brembo, Alcon, etc) then see what PNM has to offer in "Hi Spec" brand setup for your car


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I have the Hispec 4 Pot fitted as I picked up a secondhand set cheap, far better then the original, and they just bolt on. Took 1/2 a day to fit.


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i ran into same problem too, to upgrade from stock brakes, can we just fit front 4 potter and leave back stock with larger disk (i know another guy who just fitted front brake kit and run into balance issue) ? or do we need to upgrade both front and back caliper and disc for better performance, also do we need to change master cylinder for the kit to work?

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I just fitted the 4 Pot with new front larger discs that came with them and the rear was left as standard.


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Far better then the old one!, not sure how it would stand up to track work I think you would need extra cooling for that.


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Hi Chris,

What is the diameter of your frt rims?

What is the disc diameter?

Is there a model or part number on the HiSpec calipers?

FYI: More info on this topic, see

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I installed Claudius' front kit based on 4-piston Wilwood calipers and bigger, ventilated discs. I chose their kit because it fits inside the stock 15" OZ front wheels, which I like and want to keep. The kit (calipers, hats, brackets and flex hoses) was easy to install and produced a big improvement in stopping power. Haven't tracked them yet.


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