i would rather leave the sud axle on if at all possible/practicle. just i've been told that they are very heavy when compared to the 33 one...
could well have been discussed recently, most topics have now been covered just i can't always remember them, or the outcome
adam, are the calipers from rally design single or twin piston? if they are the single/sliding caliper design then that would help with the siezure thing as the one piston would have to move twice as far as with a fixed/twin piston one like fitted to the sud.
that was one reason why i thought about using 145 cloverleaf ones. they are easily (cheap) available and are floating/single piston ones so would actually be less efficient than the standard sud ones so would reduce the need for so much regulation of the pressure
did think about the hydraulic handbrake liam but i've got my doubts about them being ok for an MoT? think i read somewhere on dvla website that they aren't allowed.
may well take you up on the rear axle from a sprint phil
now decided that i won't be taking the one off this S3 33, not when they are easier options that don't involve fabricating mounting points..
cheers for all the positive comments on the sic pic
Hi kev, looked into this myself, needs to have a rachet or lock, the upright ones for
drifting etc would fail, mot states a lockable brake lock and inappropriate modofications,
should be finding out shortly.
would be interesting to know for sure about the hydraulic handbrake.
pretty sure i read up on it and they weren't allowable for the mot.
know a lot of rally cars have them though and most need a test......
found another dilemma today.
was planning on using the power steering from the 33 as the sud is pretty heavy on the steering when parking etc.
i know it saps a little power being another belt to drive, and also adds a fair amount of weight with the pump & pipework etc but i'm getting old and need some creature comforts
trouble is the part of the bulkhead where the rack goes into the cabin is completly different, much bigger on the 33. of course i could spend the time chopping out the sud bulkhead to shape and welding in new strengtheners but i'm asking myself now - is it really worth it?
as it's primarily going to be a track car then i'm thinking now it would be better off without power steering for better feel when the speeds get up. plus of course the weight saving and power gain over having it all connected.
Kev i looked into fitting hyd hand brake on mine! read through the MOT regs and spoke to the bloke that does our testing, they state it has to be a mechanical mechanism regardless of whether it has ratchet or not!
general consensus from trawling the net (seems a lot of folks have already been down this road) is that they aren't illegal but for an mot test they have to also have a mechanical (cable) attachment
demon tweeks website seems to back this up also
I am thinking about fitting electric steering assist from a Nova / Corsa.
Guy I spoke to said about £40 for an adaptor box and then mabe a £100 for the column and associated bits. Havent got any further than that yet.
If you do fit the power steering pump Saxo,'s had an electric power steering pump.
How big are the tyres you are going to run. run 185 slicks on the rallycar and apart from stationary its ok.