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Old 04-06-2016, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to Improve Brakes?

How does one improve the braking on the 33HR without adding power brakes?
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Better brake systems like my 6 piston front and 4 piston rear
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Old 04-07-2016, 01:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I put 13" rotors all around on my 33, more leverage is always good.

I also bought EBC pads that were rated for good cold bite(under 700*F) because most of my trips will be street use where it won't build any heat.

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It's not on the road yet so it's all just based on what "should" work.
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I 2nd that. I installed Gordon's package on my Cobra. It made a huge difference.
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I put 13" rotors all around on my 33, more leverage is always good.

I also bought EBC pads that were rated for good cold bite(under 700*F) because most of my trips will be street use where it won't build any heat.

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Thanks Dale, mine will be for street use also. I really have to consider upgrading my brake setup.
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How does one improve the braking on the 33HR without adding power brakes?
My 33HR is Coyote powered and has the standard FFR front brakes and at the back I have 11.65" rotors and Moser rear end. Last year it was put through a sequence of professionally conducted brake tests. Three cold tests and two hot tests were included in the sequence and the results recorded. In a cold test at 51 mph it pulled up in 37 yards, well inside the maximum allowed 45 yards and in a hot test at 61 mph again it stopped in 58 yards ,12 yards inside the maximum allowed 70 yards. The maximum figures are set by our State vehicle authorities.
During all tests the car remained in a straight line with nil variation. I am not saying that every owner would be happy with those figures but I put them up here for your information. To answer your question I believe that careful adjustment of the brake balance bar is essential to get the best performance you can from the factory supplied set up and it's an easy task to carry out before you attach the body to the frame.
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[QUOTE=Barrel;5281209]My 33HR is Coyote powered and has the standard FFR front brakes and at the back I have 11.65" rotors and Moser rear end. Last year it was put through a sequence of professionally conducted brake tests. Three cold tests and two hot tests were included in the sequence and the results recorded. In a cold test at 51 mph it pulled up in 37 yards, well inside the maximum allowed 45 yards and in a hot test at 61 mph again it stopped in 58 yards ,12 yards inside the maximum allowed 70 yards. The maximum figures are set by our State vehicle authorities.
During all tests the car remained in a straight line with nil variation. I am not saying that every owner would be happy with those figures but I put them up here for your information. To answer your question I believe that careful adjustment of the brake balance bar is essential to get the best performance you can from the factory supplied set up and it's an easy task to carry out before you attach the body to the frame.
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Impressive! Did you have to play around with it as suggested above before it got to that stage. I am not expecting it to brake and get the feel like a regular car, I just want it to stop when I want it to stop. If it means adding power then I will have to, but if I can achieve that without adding power then all the better.
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