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Forum: Brakes August 27th 2008, 17:24
Replies: 21
Views: 2,307
Posted By mabbo
cheers for that mate. good news that the...

cheers for that mate.

good news that the stock master cylinder should be fine for what i have, and work ok with the wilwoods should i choose to upgrade at a later date.

i have had a quick look...
Forum: Brakes August 26th 2008, 06:05
Replies: 21
Views: 2,307
Posted By mabbo
just a thought... eventually i was considering...

just a thought... eventually i was considering upgrading to some wilwood 4 piston calipers front and rear. i could do this sooner rather than later if i could use a bug master cylinder with them...
Forum: Brakes August 25th 2008, 17:03
Replies: 21
Views: 2,307
Posted By mabbo
dude cheers for that :) so, what sort...

dude

cheers for that :)

so, what sort of ratio should i be aiming for?

would you just stick with the stock bug master cylinder?

its a street car, there are loadsa people using the empi...
Forum: Brakes August 21st 2008, 17:57
Replies: 21
Views: 2,307
Posted By mabbo
i have just been playing around with the excel...

i have just been playing around with the excel calculator Angelo Amato posted on another thread:

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/angeloamato/BIAS.xls

with 40mm front, 36mm rear and 19.06 master...
Forum: Brakes August 21st 2008, 16:35
Replies: 21
Views: 2,307
Posted By mabbo
hey dude. thanks for that. how does that...

hey dude.

thanks for that. how does that calculation work with twin or 4 piston calipers compared to single sliders?

i have just worked this out but i dunno if its right as the front calipers...
Forum: Brakes August 21st 2008, 03:12
Replies: 21
Views: 2,307
Posted By mabbo
thanks for the replys guys :) well, im not...

thanks for the replys guys :)

well, im not 100% sure that the bug caliper has 2x 40mm pistons, im sure i read that online somewhere.

im quite suprised how front biased the brakes are with the...
Forum: Brakes August 19th 2008, 12:46
Replies: 21
Views: 2,307
Posted By mabbo
dude 36mm i think. the front bug calipers are...

dude
36mm i think. the front bug calipers are 40mm if i remember right?
Forum: Brakes August 19th 2008, 06:06
Replies: 21
Views: 2,307
Posted By mabbo
master cylinder for stock front disc + empi rear discs

hello people,

i was going to upgrade to 944 brakes all around, but the guy i was buying the parts off has let me down so ill be sticking to what i have for the moment.

i have stock vw front...
Forum: Brakes July 2nd 2008, 14:26
Replies: 159
Views: 29,576
Posted By mabbo
bug@5speed: did you ever get the 4 piston 944...

bug@5speed:
did you ever get the 4 piston 944 turbo calipers fitted to the front along with the 944 single slider rears? this is one of the options i have been considering..
mabbo
Forum: Wheels July 2nd 2008, 08:05
Replies: 23
Views: 2,232
Posted By mabbo
cheers for that wally, i appreciate it :) ps...

cheers for that wally, i appreciate it :)

ps - your car rocks :D
Forum: Wheels July 2nd 2008, 05:11
Replies: 23
Views: 2,232
Posted By mabbo
Cheers for that Wally, I read the 'which 944...

Cheers for that Wally,
I read the 'which 944 conversion' in the tech articles.
The 1st method was to use a Kerscher rotor, CB dropped spindle, and 4 piston 944 caliper.
Now, after searching on...
Forum: Wheels July 1st 2008, 18:01
Replies: 23
Views: 2,232
Posted By mabbo
hello you people using the 15" space saver...

hello

you people using the 15" space saver wheels are using them with 4 pot brembos ok? do they clear ok because i was under the impression that you needed to use 16" and bigger wheels to clear...
Forum: Brakes June 24th 2008, 16:59
Replies: 0
Views: 637
Posted By mabbo
kerscher rotor + 944T caliper + CB dropped spindle

Hello guys,

I was reading the 'Which Porsche brake upgrade should I do?' article on the home page, and medhod one looks about the simplest.
A new Kerscher vented rotor, a 944 turbo caliper and...
Forum: Brakes January 30th 2008, 17:26
Replies: 0
Views: 675
Posted By mabbo
4x130 using a 944 rotor and caliper... would this work?

Hello,

Im still trying to decide what to do about the brakes on my bug. I want to keep VW pattern 4x130 but would like better brakes.

Now, Iv considered changing wheels, but i really dont want...
Forum: Brakes January 29th 2008, 10:13
Replies: 33
Views: 5,245
Posted By mabbo
if i used the pacific customs hub, bolted a 944...

if i used the pacific customs hub, bolted a 944 disk to the back, and used a 944 caliper with caliper bracket... i could use 4x130 vw wheels?
Forum: Wanted January 20th 2008, 08:42
Replies: 1
Views: 800
Posted By mabbo
boxster rear calipers

hello guys
im after a pair of boxster calipers off the none S model.
thanks
mabbo

themabbo@hotmail.com
Forum: Suspension January 4th 2008, 20:33
Replies: 4
Views: 1,183
Posted By mabbo
hey steve, they look really good... but i want...

hey steve,
they look really good... but i want to keep 4 stud vw pattern... do you think its possible to re-dril the porker rotor in vw pattern to work with studs on the vw disk/drum (hub)?
mabbo
Forum: Wheels December 26th 2007, 13:47
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By mabbo
i was a little concerned that the golf brakes...

i was a little concerned that the golf brakes front and rear would cause the front/rear balance to be out as a golf has all the weight in the front, or would the master cylinder sort this out?
Forum: Suspension December 26th 2007, 10:33
Replies: 4
Views: 1,183
Posted By mabbo
iv been thinking about doin this too but dont...

iv been thinking about doin this too but dont know if my idea would work

take a old vw disk and machine the braking surface off,
use this as a hub
use a 944 disk but get it drilled for vw 4 stud...
Forum: Wheels December 26th 2007, 10:24
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By mabbo
Kerscher rotor, 15 inch wheels.. what caliper?

hello guys,

i want to keep 15 inch wheels on my bug, pref vw 4 stud pattern.
im doing a rear disk conversion using a 914 disk and golf rear caliper, but wanted to upgrade my fronts at the same...
Forum: Suspension December 12th 2007, 09:22
Replies: 28
Views: 2,725
Posted By mabbo
can anyone see why this wouldnt work? vw 4...

can anyone see why this wouldnt work?

vw 4 stud drum or disk machined down to use as a hub
get a 944 disk re-drilled to 4 stud vw pattern
bolt the 944 disk up to the back of the "hub" like Steve...
Forum: Brakes October 12th 2007, 17:59
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By mabbo
do any of you guys know if these would work ok...

do any of you guys know if these would work ok with the kerscher disk? apparently the early 944 calipers pad is too tall.
do you think these would fit under a 15" wheel? they look pretty big...
...
Forum: Brakes October 12th 2007, 17:38
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By mabbo
hey cheers for the reply lanner. thats a...

hey
cheers for the reply lanner.
thats a bugger, i was hoping that would work, as i really want vented disks with a good caliper and keeping stock vw 4 stud to use my 15" wheels.
i notice on the...
Forum: Brakes September 21st 2007, 05:35
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By mabbo
your car is sexual.. nice halfords trolley...

your car is sexual..

nice halfords trolley jack there too ;)
Forum: Brakes September 5th 2007, 11:32
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By mabbo
hey, did you ever measure the two up laner?...

hey,

did you ever measure the two up laner? no worries if not.

thanks,
mabbo
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