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Old 11-03-2005, 06:08   #1 (permalink)
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Caliper conversion for an XA

Hi All,

I want to upgrade the brakes on an XA that I am going to rebuild. I'm not sure if there is a common conversion. Any ideas? I want to put a 4 spot caliper of some type on there.

Can any one suggest anything?

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Old 11-03-2005, 13:48   #2 (permalink)
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Hi All,

I want to upgrade the brakes on an XA that I am going to rebuild. I'm not sure if there is a common conversion. Any ideas? I want to put a 4 spot caliper of some type on there.

Can any one suggest anything?

regards Chris
Why do you want 4 spot calipers, are you circuit racing?
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Old 11-03-2005, 15:21   #3 (permalink)
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Hopper stoppers do brake kits for a xa falcon .I don't think they do a 4 spot but they are worth looking at for a idea on whats avail .
RRS do bigger brake systems than hoppers but thats with their suspension upgrade
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Why do you want 4 spot calipers, are you circuit racing?
The car will be built to do a variety of things, and saturday sprints are included in the plan. I have driven old fords most of my life, and after driving a BA, those old single spot clunkers just won't cut it. I like the whole package, going, and stopping!
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Hopper stoppers do brake kits for a xa falcon .I don't think they do a 4 spot but they are worth looking at for a idea on whats avail .
RRS do bigger brake systems than hoppers but thats with their suspension upgrade
Thanks for your reply. I wasn't sure if they did a conversion kit or not. Cheers. Mate.
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The car will be built to do a variety of things, and saturday sprints are included in the plan. I have driven old fords most of my life, and after driving a BA, those old single spot clunkers just won't cut it. I like the whole package, going, and stopping!
Owning a XB and BA, I prefer the single piston PBR's on the XB over the dual pistons PBR's on my BA.

In my XB it takes about four or five laps of Winton before I start to get any brake fade and I'm only using Comp 9 pads up front and Comp 2 pads at the rear. There are far hotter pads available, but the pads I am running are totally streetable and don't squeel at all.

If you are serious about multi piston calipers, speak to Race Brakes.
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Owning a XB and BA, I prefer the single piston PBR's on the XB over the dual pistons PBR's on my BA.

In my XB it takes about four or five laps of Winton before I start to get any brake fade and I'm only using Comp 9 pads up front and Comp 2 pads at the rear. There are far hotter pads available, but the pads I am running are totally streetable and don't squeel at all.

If you are serious about multi piston calipers, speak to Race Brakes.

Thanks for that. QLD Raceway I'm told is tough on brakes and the bigger cars feel it a bit more. BTW what times do you get around Winton?
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Thanks for that. QLD Raceway I'm told is tough on brakes and the bigger cars feel it a bit more. BTW what times do you get around Winton?
Doing low 1:50's on street tyres. The car is FAR faster than the drivers. We were braking from 180km/h on the front straight.
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Owning a XB and BA, I prefer the single piston PBR's on the XB over the dual pistons PBR's on my BA.

In my XB it takes about four or five laps of Winton before I start to get any brake fade and I'm only using Comp 9 pads up front and Comp 2 pads at the rear. There are far hotter pads available, but the pads I am running are totally streetable and don't squeel at all.

If you are serious about multi piston calipers, speak to Race Brakes.
Comp 9's are no longer made to suit the HQ pistons that I run, so use Comp 6 for street and Comp 15 for track.
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