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Just bought Tom's rear brake upgrade...any advice before installing?

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by Invasivore, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. Invasivore

    Invasivore Viper Owner

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    One of the member's on here found me a set of used Tom's brake calipers for a great price! Any advice about installing while I'm in there?

    Also are the Ipsco stainless brake lines/fittings the way to go??
     
  2. Fatboy 18

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    Be really really careful when installing the calipers, its really easy to pinch /tear the rubber grommets on the end of the shaft.
    These ones.

    http://www.elise-shop.com/rubber-seal-rear-caliper-guide-elise-exige-340r-p-533.html

    If any of the seals are split you can get replacements here
    http://www.elise-shop.com/rear-caliper-overhaul-kit-elise-exige-340r-all-models-p-642.html

    Or here
    http://biggred.co.uk/catalogue.php
    Renault Laguna 1/4/1994 - 1/3/2001
    Part no BRK203623

    Use the Ipsco lines and the stainless rear line coupling ;)
    http://www.ipsco.org/Viper_files/GEN2 Rear Fitting Adapter.htm


    Heres a breakdown of the parts in there

    http://wiki.seloc.org/a/How_to_Rebuild_a_Brembo_Caliper

    Note you will need a 40mm seal ring ;)

    For the 40mm piston, you will need a Brembo 40mm seal, part number 05.5955.58




    Great product, you will feel a world of difference under sharp braking, much better balance all round :)
     
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  3. Invasivore

    Invasivore Viper Owner

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    What about caliper covers??
     
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    So if a guy who's a machinist were to make his own 40mm pistons, those are the seals and dust boots required?
     
  5. Fatboy 18

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    I have the calliper covers, they are really great, but they do not attach to the calliper, they attach to the end holes in the outer Brake pad :)

    If You can't get hold of any, I will remove mine and take a few pics and draw a template for you, then you can get some sheet aluminium and make your own :)
     
  6. Fatboy 18

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    Yes.

    But its not just about increasing the size of the piston, you have to increase the size of the cylinder and the internal lip of the cylinder where the rubber seal is position. If you don't do this the rubber seals tear when trying to replace the piston.

    Not a 5min Job!

    You will require though a 40mm rubber piston seal ring, not a 38mm one

    For the 40mm piston, you will need a Brembo 40mm seal, part number 05.5955.58
     
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  7. Invasivore

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    Yeah, I'm trying to get a hold of tom but to no avail
     
  8. Fatboy 18

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    I did have an email address for Tom, but it seems the account has now been closed and my emails have not been delivered :(
     
  9. s55c

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    .............yea haven't been able to get a hold of tom..... a while back he said he was gonna do 200 more as a last run but now I can't get in touch with him... I really wanted a set too.... heck I'd even take a used set. Hey Tom you out there?? anyone able to get a hold of him????
     
  10. St.Char

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    I just sent mine in to have them powder coated, the company I use does a core exchange, PM me if you want their info.
     

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