Dave's Big Brake Upgrade

CANTDRIVE55

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Re: Dave\'s Big Brake Upgrade

The ACR wheels will clear. I did Dave's upgrade and it's an A+ upgrade on my ACR.
 

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I'm sure Dave or Tom could answer your question much better than I can.

I'll say this... at lower speeds, braking didn't seem to change much. The pedal had a better 'feel' which I would attribute to the steel braided brake lines. But other than that no real huge difference.

What did make a difference was hitting the brakes at higher speeds (60 mph +). The nose of the car did not dip/lunge forward like it did with the stock brakes. It felt more like the entire car squatted down. The weight transfer to the front wheels is definitely less.
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The pedal will have a different feel because the same master cylinder is filling up more fluid cavities behind the pistons in the calipers now installed. (Certainly the case of your rear brakes!) Your foot has to press differently to apply the pressure that pushes the pistons against the pads and against the rotor. Also, since the proportioning valve allows equal pressure to front and rear brakes until it reaches the cut-off pressure, the rears do a reasonable amount of braking under lighter load conditions, so more/bigger/better rear brakes will feel different even in normal driving.

The squatting is simple physics of moments about the center of gravity. Or think of it in two separate steps: with front brakes only, the car "trips" over the front wheels and the center of gravity will rise (i.e. it wants to pole vault over the contact patch of the front tires.) With rear brakes only, the car is "dragged" by the rear wheels and the center of gravity will fall (i.e. it wants to fall closer to the ground.) Combine the two and it feels pretty good and far more confidence inspiring!

Frankly, the way your car feels now, no matter how you get there (free plug for everyone!) is the way the car should have come from Dodge. It's a big difference.
 

02 Graphite GTS

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Re: Dave\'s Big Brake Upgrade

It made me crazy knowing that I put the rotors on backwards so I was out in the garage early this morning working on the car.

After pulling the front wheel, I removed the 2 nuts that hold on the caliper and slid it back. The rotor slid right off. VERY EASY to do.
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I put the correct rotor on and slid the caliper back in place and torqued down the nuts.
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Re: Dave\'s Big Brake Upgrade

It made me crazy knowing that I put the rotors on backwards so I was out in the garage early this morning working on the car.

After pulling the front wheel, I removed the 2 nuts that hold on the caliper and slid it back. The rotor slid right off. VERY EASY to do.
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The new wheels look 25 to 30 thousand percent better than the stock ones. :2tu:
 

NK BREKR

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Re: Dave\'s Big Brake Upgrade

Damn Lance! :2tu: The car looks awesome, can't wait to see it in person. I might have to change my calipers now!
 

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