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Upping the rear brake power is worthless. The rear discs of 276mm are the biggest size fitted so that'll be enough.
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Originally Posted by Saabretooth View Post
I think the EVOs had 2 Pot rear brake calipers right? any chance of something like that fitted on the GTAs/GTs?
They also have four wheel drive and a lot more power...
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I kinda figured out this would be coming
Haha! No, I wasn't going to run out and get a set of Brembo Calipers for the rear either....

On another note, I had a previous FWD car with better brake discs and pads on the rear (no, i didn't upgrade them to 2 or 4 pot monsters), and under hard braking, I could literally feel the car squat and maintain its flatness, instead of nose dipping into corners, which helped me with balance and grip.
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Problem is from my point of view is Evo calipers have no handbrake unit fitted and it runs separate shoes..

upping the rear isn't necessary but allows you to set the balance better if you have an adjustable rear system with head room built in..

but the problem with most front wheel drive cars is the rear is too light and more rear braking causes the cars to become tail light and has the same effect then as pulling the handbrake
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I am going to try mounting the original calipers further out on some bigger discs using brackets from Sotos_GTA.

I don't believe it is going to give me reduced stopping distances because the faster you stop, the more weight transfer forward. But the car has EBD, so its worth trying. At the very worst, braking power remains the same and the bigger discs look better in my wheels. I'm going to use these:

On the front will be my K-Sport 8-pot kit with 2-piece 330mm discs, I'm moving the original Alfa 330s onto my 2.4 JTD daily driver with some custom brackets.

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Originally Posted by Alfadcb View Post
Ahh mate they are brakes are amazing! Took me a while to refurb the brembos but fitted them about 3 weeks ago. I highly recommend this option, probably cheaper too! In the near future I would be interested in the rear brackets, when ever I need a rear change really.

Dont suppose you do the brackets for the Renault Sport brembos? just happen have a set sitting on the shelf i thought i could bang on the 147

Thanks in advance

Hey Wayne. Yes i could do that. I have these calipers(from clio RS) in my workshop, and i could do this bracket for you, testing on my own 156 as we have the same arches( exception if your 147 is V6...)

Now how radical can we do up the rear brakes to be, without overkill?

I think the EVOs had 2 Pot rear brake calipers right? any chance of something like that fitted on the GTAs/GTs?
I tried to fit these 2pot brembos on my 156, but it's worthless as the bracket needed is really complicated. So I would recommend the 295 discs solution with OEM calipers, like pud237.
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