Dc5 rear brake caliper upgrade??

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  1. ChaddyP

    ChaddyP Member

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    I have a friend that is scrapping his dc5 R. I already have 4 pot wilwood front brakes. Would purchasing the rear brakes be an upgrade on the EK9 rear brakes I have on now? Is it worth the conversion as I know there is a little modifying that needs to happen to make em work
     
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    b16 mini Ek9 obsession Staff Member Donator

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    There's no real advantage over the stock ek9 rear brakes, the discs and pads are the same size,
    The Pistons may be slightly different in size, but I doubt it.
     
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    Cheers, figured as much
     
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    the only real advantage is a slight weight loss as dc5 rear caliper bodies are cast ally as opposed to steel, carriers are still steel though so its a very fractional weight saving, but every little helps!

    can be a pain in the ass to bleed up too because the bleed nipple is on the bottom of the caliper when retro'd to the earlier chassis'
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Decided to just upgrade rotor / lines / pads instead
     

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