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posted January 07, 2004 12:30 PM
If you're running dirt the standard metric pieces should work fine. The simple way to increase stopping power is to use a smaller bore master cly. This will take you to the friction limits of the pad/rotor set-up.

posted January 07, 2004 07:12 PM
Real racing pads make a big difference in braking. Sometimes harsh on rotors but worth it.

Good luck,

posted January 08, 2004 04:52 AM
Same for me, used the "racing pads" (Hawks, Gators, etc) and ate through the rotors, since 2001 been running the cheapest "Organic" pads I can find, stops great and no rotor wear.

posted January 11, 2004 10:43 AM
I'm with racinfool, Get the oversized metric calipers. They make plenty of stopping power, and help get a good front/rear balance.

They are also a pound or two lighter.

posted January 11, 2004 11:42 AM
i run the us brake on 3 wheels and a stock on the RF. 1" MC in front 7/8" in rear. I buy a carbon pad from a parts house that looks just like the race carbon pad but is a little softer. Stops great and easy on rotors.

posted January 15, 2004 08:26 PM
the race pads at the parts store have a life time gurantee carb fiber pads the buzzard7

posted January 16, 2004 06:34 PM
This caliper us brake is making I have not looked into it to much but if the only thing they did is to make the piston bigger what would be different doing that or just putting in smaller master cyl. the braking force gain is all in the ratio of master to wheel cyl. if you really get down to brass tacks the pedal ratio has a lot to do with the pressure at the brake pad

posted January 16, 2004 07:36 PM
it give you more area. which will make it have more stoping power. i have seen them they look really nice, but is that really needed is my main thing, they cost alot more than stock, and sometimes on little tires you dont want to break the tires loose on entry by over brakeing.

posted January 16, 2004 09:09 PM           
The us brake calipers use stock metric pads they do not give any more area whatsoever.

They have a larger piston which gives more pad pressure.

posted January 16, 2004 10:07 PM
i meant more area to push onto the brake pad

posted January 19, 2004 05:01 AM
We use to run the stock calipers and pads. And my brother said it don't feel like he's going to stop if jabs the brakes hard. So we bought the US brake calipers and pads. The fist time out on them he had a guy spin right in front of him. He came in and said he stoped on a dime. If he had the "old " brakes he would of ran over him. We feel they are well worth the money. It saved us from tearing up our car many times over.

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