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Author Topic:   floating rear brakes
shorthose55
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted December 05, 2005 03:00 PM  
what are some thoughts on the effect of having the rear brakes floating or mounted directly to the the rear end. right now the left is floating and the right is fixed to the rear end.

thanks in advance
wendell

midmod34
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 124
posted December 05, 2005 04:03 PM  
most that ive seen only one floared its the other way around to help keep rr planted on entry

dirtrace54
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 220
posted December 05, 2005 08:50 PM  
ive seen it with the right too.....and when i seen 'em they were on leaf cars.....same reason.....get the right planted

shorthose55
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted December 06, 2005 10:56 AM  
so basicly a floated right rear brake will make the right rear stick better on entry? is that correct??

Wendell

nyimcamod8t
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 72
posted December 06, 2005 02:08 PM  
alot of 4 link cars are just floated on the LR.allows you to get on the brake pedal before you lift going into the corner to keep the LR loaded up.

dirtrace54
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 220
posted December 06, 2005 09:14 PM  
correct....it helps the right rear stick better

never thought of it lettin the LR stay up longer, but thats a good idea too

dirtzone
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 108
posted December 08, 2005 05:22 PM  
Since you all are on the subject of floaters, what's the difference in putting the caliper in front or behind the axle? What is the normal way of doing it?

rocket36
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 236
posted December 08, 2005 08:01 PM  
i had this discussion with the guys at rocket. our car had the right caliper floated & left caliper clamped to the tube.
their explanation was similar to what has already been mentioned and to summarise - it basically tightens the car up going into the corner. they told us to take that deal off and clamp both sides to the tube and forget about it unless you get a way loose condition entering while under brakes.
they told us that the majority of the time, most guys will run both calipers clamped, some guys will change occasionally at some tracks but in general - both clamped.

dirtrace54
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 220
posted December 08, 2005 08:25 PM  
i dont know about the front or rear mounting....we always just made sure the bleeders were at the top so you dont get air pockets

Dman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 276
posted December 09, 2005 08:13 AM  
Doesn't matter where you put the caliper as long as it clears everything.

fastow
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 173
posted December 11, 2005 11:47 AM  
What about having the left rear caliper mounted to the birdgage on a 4 link deal I would think this would cause it to want to stay on the bars ?

nyimcamod8t
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 72
posted December 11, 2005 04:18 PM  
Harris does it that way on the 4 links. our car we had last year was like that. works ok, but tends to bind up the suspension some when getting on the brakes. our new car were working on now i'm gonna float the LR and clamp the right rear to the tube.

fastow
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 173
posted December 11, 2005 05:19 PM  
so nyimcamod8t you ran both sides mounted to the bird gages

nyimcamod8t
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 72
posted December 12, 2005 02:10 PM  
yeah, on the birdcage on both sides.Can't say as i liked it so much on the right rear. It does the same thing on the right rear and keeps it up and loaded. theory is it should help side bite on entry, but the car always felt alot more planted to me when i could let it roll over on the right rear more. I left it there last year and just run a prop valve in the right rear line and shut it down some.

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