Brakes

These next couple posts, I’m going to let the pictures do a lot of the talking.  I’ve got a lot of various things in process right now but I’m working on finishing them off. 

In this post, I’ll cover the brakes for the car.  The fronts are a Wilwood big brake kit. Earlier in the blog I misspoke and called them 6 piston calipers, they’re in fact 4 piston calipers.  I originally bought scalloped rotors for it since this was going to be a 5 speed almost exclusively drag build but now that I’ll be driving it on the street and need to be able to stage with the auto, I’ve ordered solid rotors for it.  These brakes are beautiful and way lighter than stock.  With the scalloped rotors, its 19.5lbs of weight savings.  This will go down slightly when the solid rotors come in and I’ll update accordingly.  The installation is very straight forward and it’s a bolt on affair. There’s a tiny bit of shimming required to get the caliper centered over the rotor but it comes with all the appropriate shims. I also had to use smaller spacers than what the kit comes with because it’s made for a larger rotor than I’m running so I can fit the calipers in my 15″ Motegi Tracklites. The solid rotors and brake line kit should be here soon and I’ll update when they’re installed.

Wilwood Brake Kit
Wilwood Bracket Installed
Pads Installed
Wilwood Brake Kit
Wilwood Brake Kit
Wilwood Brake Kit

For the rears I bought a kit from Whalen Speed for an evo, but it fit perfectly on a 2G as expected.  It uses Aerospace calipers and non-ventilated scalloped rotors.  I think the rear rotors should be fine since the front brakes do most of the braking.  These saved a bunch of weight too at 20.1 lbs.  This will actually end up being slightly more when I add in the e-brake handle and cables since these brakes do not have an e-brake.  This kit came with everything needed for the install including new brake lines.

Whalen Speed Rear Brake Kit
Whalen Speed Rear Brake Kit

I’ll also be adding a vacuum pump to the car.  I already purchased the Audi pump used, I just haven’t done anything with it yet so no pictures or anything of the installation. 

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