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Old 05-12-2011, 04:08 AM   #1
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Hey guys.
I have a D series home made frame with my stock mpi brake setup and suspension...
I am thinking of upgrading my brakes. I don't think they are cutting it.
I have the stock 8.4" non vented dual piston brakes with brake booster.
I am thinking of upgrading to 4 pot piston with vented rotors.

What do you guys have / use / or think is best?

And yes.. I did do a search on the forum. Poopy results and gave up after lookin for 45 minutes...

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Old 05-12-2011, 06:26 AM   #2
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metro vented 4 pistons. i first used normal 8.4 mini's, and warped 2 sets in about 2 months. i switched over to the metro's, and they stop tons better.
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:21 AM   #3
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And don't ever buy green stuff pads for roads driving. Takes ages to warm up and brake properly
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:20 PM   #4
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I purchased the Minisport brake kit (calipers, rotors and pads), the vented and grooved type. Can't say how they do as the build isn't over. They look awsome. Hope the work as much as they look.


The calipers colors option are cool and give a nice touch to any " pimped " mini. They use regular brake disc lines, no need to get the Metro Line kit with the jumper and banjo.

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Old 05-12-2011, 02:56 PM   #5
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There is a vented 8.4 setup out there that uses the standard non vented hubs correct?
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:04 PM   #6
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Minisport kit uses regular hubs, flanges and CV joints (disc type of course...)
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:18 PM   #7
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I'm running minispares 4 pots for 8.4" solid discs and carbon metallic pads and no bias, stops b16 fine unless you stamp on the pedal then its brown trouser moment
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:26 PM   #8
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I'm using 7.9" discs and fiesta callipers not had any problems with them, going to be fitting 10" wheels some time in the near future I hope, but at the moment I run them under my 13x7 wheels.
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I am just in toss up on upgrading to vented brakes. Just not sure if i want 8.4 or 9.5.
The 9.5" doesnt look too difficult to convert. Maybe make my own spacer. Depends if i can get the adapter kit cheaper than have it made at a machine shop.
I am just tired of non vented and how frequent they warp or form hot spots.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:07 PM   #10
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Hmmm...brakes what they for then????
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:49 PM   #11
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I am just saying that non vented mini brakes are not so great.
From experience...
Maybe i should just use my emergency brake from now.. haha
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:07 PM   #12
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Hello friends,

So what about the rover metro 100 type calipers, is their a better caliper to replace these? Does anybody know the piston size of the fiesta ones, or the rover ones for that matter?

I currently run .625 master cylinder, rover calipers, 6:1 pedal ratio with a bias bar and Mintex M1144 pads. Stops ok but still feels a bit "wooden" and like it needs a smaller master cylinder or larger piston calipers. Or more ratio on the pedal, it's a bit of a minefield!

Would be soooo nice to be able to lock the fronts without so much effort!

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Old 06-12-2011, 06:13 AM   #13
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locking the fronts with little effort isnt a good thing..
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:32 AM   #14
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I'm using 7.9" discs and fiesta callipers not had any problems with them, going to be fitting 10" wheels some time in the near future I hope, but at the moment I run them under my 13x7 wheels.
I second this... I run this setup on my A series 16v van (140BHP) and have never suffered from brake fade to the point of danger even when caning it on track. And that's with standard (non-vented) disks and standard pads. Using grooved disks and decent pads would make it much better too.

Mind you, I only used this setup due to wanting 10" reverse rims on the van.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:52 AM   #15
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Hello friends,

So what about the rover metro 100 type calipers, is their a better caliper to replace these? Does anybody know the piston size of the fiesta ones, or the rover ones for that matter?
Dave
Are you using the Metro GTi / MGF calipers and 240mm vented discs ?
They work well with the standard Mini servo system provided you use good aftermarket pads.
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