I have gone from a single piston caliper (Factory OEM) setup to a 4 pot caliper and currently now running a 6 pot caliper system. The stopping power is very good as they have to stop a very heavy car, weight saving is not an option as I love my creature comforts.
How did you find the 4pots Os? I really should have gone for these from the off instead of buying all this audio gear!!
I have replaced the stock 250mm front discs with 296mm's and the sliding single piston calipers with 4 pots along with braided lines and RBF600 fluid fitted a Willwood bias adjuster installed SPEED BLEEDERS all round removed the front dust covers and installed cold air ducting to the centre of the front discs.
The mods were engineered and a Blue mod plate fitted.
I would have gone for larger discs IF I had the 17's that are on the car now
I have tested them on the track @220k's and they didn't fade and had a firm pedal .
250mm is tiny. The stock rotors on my Passat are 345mm up front. But it does weigh as much as a small house.
The 4 pots were good Dave no complaints whatsoever, my problem was being at Neo's when the 6 pots arrived from MapTun for their track car - I'm so weak!
But you need to take into account that my car is an 85 model with 14 inch wheels and was considered quite advanced at the time with vented discs all round. 13 & 14 inch wheels were the norm at the time and the space available to fit brakes was governed by the X"factor.
My car had the optional 15 in wheels at the time of the brake upgrade and the 294 mm discs and calipers have a few thou of clearance so that was the most brake that could possibly fit in the space available and work well at the track with repeated stops from 220kph
today's cars have larger wheels that allow fitting of bigger brakes
I'm not sure I'd consider EBC pads as an upgrade, my experience with them was dreadful. In fairness this was in 2004 so maybe things have improved since then.
I had greenstuff in the front of my Nissan Primera and all they did was smoke under the slightest provocation.
What upgrades have you made to your cars brakes?
What are your plans for future upgrades to your cars braking system?
Recently upgraded from a small peugeot 208 1.2L to a 1.6L GTI, which has those red caliper brakes, noticed it seems to work worse on the daily use breaking before traffic lights and at the smaller speeds, however works fantastic at the motorway and higher speeds. From what I read here & elsewhere, that is how it be when you switch to performance breaks. But I didn't expect the difference to be that much, certainly having to get used to it first ^^
Yeah I agree, very much notice when coming to slow gradual stops with the grabbier brakes.From what you posted it seems to me that the pads need a bit of heat in them to work so that would be down to whatever pads you have.
I prefer to use pads that are not too grabby as it makes smooth controlled braking difficult especially for your passengers as they have nothing to brace themselves with.
I use Forza FP3 pads on my Honda and they are easy to modulate the pressure be it on road or track. If your car is only a daily then try FP2 pads.