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Author Topic:   brake floater on swingarm ?
Dirt Maniac

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posted February 17, 2005 03:24 PM  
Is it very common to have a brake floater on a swing arm car . What would be the advantages or disadvantages to trying this ?

Thank you

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posted February 17, 2005 04:08 PM  
i had a set on my swingarm car. lets you tune the entry good, but would recomend clamping the lr brake and floating the rr on a seperate brake floater, mine was a lr one on the rr upside down. lets you tune the entry very good, raise angle to tighten entry, and lessen angle to free it up.

Dirt Maniac

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posted February 17, 2005 10:34 PM  
i was thinking about putting floaters on my swing arm car. right now the caliper brackets are welded to the swing arm birdcage. i was thinking this might tend to upset the car on corner entry by "winding up" the birdcages thus unloading the rear end??? any thoughts???? thanks, john

Dirt Maniac

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posted February 17, 2005 11:13 PM  
Most of the Specialty Fab. J-Cars running on Hoosiers run a brake floater on the RR, and they are mostly all swingarm cars. They are set like Zero said, seperate brake floater (not on the birdcage) on the right rear, with the caliper mounted on the housing on the left rear.

But, they mount the floater arm below the housing with the swedge tube running upward and forward to the frame. Do you adjust this the same way? Up at the frame to tighten/down to loosen entry?

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posted February 18, 2005 06:04 AM  
yeah it adjust the same way, my car has a lr one on the rr, it is upside down so that the tube comes out below the axle and runs uphill to the frame some, this makes it clear the spring. but you up on frame to tighten entry, down on frame to free it up.

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