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.
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:
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.