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Old 04-22-2020, 10:01 PM
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Default Brake Clamping Force Help

So there was a slight mishap with my Forgeline wheels that due to fitment has limited me to utilizing Wilwood Forged Narrow Super Lite Calipers (6 Piston Front, 4 Piston Rear) and 14" rotors. My original plan was to run Baer 6P calipers on all 4 corners but, those are no longer an option.

So in short my brake system will consist of:

Hydratech Hyrdoboost
Baer 1-1/8 Remaster Master Cylinder
Wilwood Forged Narrow Superlite 6P 14" Front
Wilwood Forged Narrow Superlite 4P 14" Rear

The wilwood calipers are available in a range of piston areas so my question is what is everyone's thoughts on my setup and if I need to tweak anything.

I have tried to find a calculator to help with braking force to see if I am where I need to be, but the boost unit is making it hard for me to determine what I need to do.
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Old 04-23-2020, 07:32 AM
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I didn't do any math but can tell you from experience that with a proper hydroboost setup the 4.04" calipers will be fine in the front.......and I would be tempted to run the 2.46" in the rears.

Tell us more about your cars intended use and tire brand and sizes.
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Old 04-23-2020, 11:52 AM
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Aggressively driven street car. I doubt it will see the track.

18x9.5 up front
19x12 in rear

Using Michelin Pilot Super Sport 275 front, 325 rear
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From my experience with Wilwood 4.04 and 2.46 calipers and manual brakes, I can pretty much guarantee that a similar brake set up with hydroboost would be pretty insane.
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