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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:33 pm 
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I know this topic has been debated before but I wanted to see what everyone was thinking these days.

I am thinking about separating my cutter brake and my pedal brake. Running a completely separate master cylinder and calipers for the cutting brake.

I am trying to decide what brake calipers to run with my cutter? Sentra? Wilwood? or other?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:48 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:12 pm 
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I think that is a great idea! If I was doing that I would run the same caliper for both my foot brake and cutter. I recently up graded my brakes from the Vw calipers to a set of wilwoods and love the up grade. What calipers are you running now?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:22 pm 
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i run wilwood calipers and love them but the replacement pads are big $$$


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I run front calipers off 94 Mercedes s class their 4 piston but I has to upgrade my master cyclinder to a 1 in wilwood but they work great pick up the calipers at a pull-a-part junkyard
For $15 each and about $28 for new pads


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:40 pm 
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I currently have VW floating calipers in the rear and wilwood in the front. Unfortunately, to maintain being street legal, I need to keep the VW calipers so I can have an e-brake. I could look at a park lock or some other option but I thought it would be nice to have separated calipers. In addition, it will be easier to bleed them if they are separated and I will have a back-up brake incase anything ever happened to one of the lines.

The wilwood were my 1st choice but they are much more expensive than the Sentra.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:49 am 
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Sentra for me. They work great with 3/4 cnc master or anything I've tried. IMO


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:13 am 
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Wildwood makes a small cable pull disk brake unit for use as e-brake or parking brake. I think they are about half the size as a regular caliper. I was thinking of getting those.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:19 am 
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Wildwood makes a small cable pull disk brake unit for use as e-brake or parking brake. I think they are about half the size as a regular caliper. I was thinking of getting those.

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I saw that and was considering that option but all the calipers with a cable only have a single piston and float the caliper. The single piston works fine for the pedal but I want something with more breaking force on my cutter.

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Your right. I was thinking just as an e brake. Two independent calipers per wheel would be nice in case of emergency.



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i use hyundai accent 2001 calipers lots availible pads are 13 bucks and remans with the hardware are about 30 bucks and stop the buggy well

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I have willwood one on race buggy and sentra on my woods buggy. I like the nissans more

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:34 am 
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My buggy has sentra brakes and dad has wilwood I like them both the wilwood is soft but they work good


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:38 pm 
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I think I am going to go with the sentra? They are much cheaper and I have never used them before? What year to you recommend?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:52 pm 
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I used 93 sentra on mine. Worked great and the complete set up cost me 30 bucks at the salvage yard.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:02 pm 
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I believe from mid '80 to lower '90's are the same. Mine are '86. Use the front calipers then switch them from left to right to get the bleeders on top.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:58 pm 
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advance auto part numbers:

calipers: slc8664
slc8665

pads: emkd 275

since youre thinking about using these im assuming you have a 3/8" rotor

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:09 pm 
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Thanks everyone.. Now I just need the garage to warm up.. It was 28 degrees in the garage. I think I will wait to work on the brakes.

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HPFREAK, do you have a part no. for the 3/8 " rotors? Mine are worn and need replacement( 4-bolt IRS).


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Yh145621. This is assuming you have the hub that the rotor slips on.

If your hub is part of your rotor you'll have to go to appletreeauto.com or another vw shop
http://www.appletreeauto.com/BRAKE-ROTOR-REAR-THRU-68/ swing axle
http://www.appletreeauto.com/HUB-and-ROTOR-ASSEMBLY-FOR-DISC-AC501914/ irs

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Yep, have slip ons. Good info HPFREAK.


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Make darn sure you get the Mounting bolts!! Like hens Teeth or 30 bucks for four of them!! Anyone know what size and thread pitch they are?


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mounting bolts for the bracket or mounting bolts for caliper to bracket? ill pull one out after work and check it.

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THe Short ones that bolt the Caliper torque plate to the Tabs on the Training Arms. Thanks HPFreak!


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Sorry left my thread pitch gauge at work. I took a bolt out and stuck it in my jacket pocket so I'll have a bolt size for you first thing in the morning


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