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    Brembo F3 calipers (13" wheel)

    I bought these a year or 2 back with the idea of fitting them on the front of a mk2, but, well, it never happened. And they're now surplus to requirements.

    They are Brembo,4-piston racing calipers - as you can see - and are actually off the front of an F3 car.




    They are "radial mount" - so whatever you fit them to you will need to make up some brackets, I don;t think you'll be able to get brackets off the shelf anywhere to be honest... But if you ask me nicely I'll help you design/make some brackets for your application.

    I haven't measured the pistons, but they look about normal for a caliper of this size! (pistons are differential bore, i.e. a big one and a small one per side)

    The best bit is, these are designed to be used under 13" wheels, as per the F3 cars. This means they should be used on discs in the region of 260-280mm.

    I don't think you'll find a better spec caliper for use under 13" wheels (unless you get an F1 caliper!)

    I suppose you could use them on bigger discs, but you'd have to take advice on that...

    RRP on these is, (sitting down?) 462.97p + VAT PER CALIPER! In round terms, that's well over 1k for the pair.

    And, in addition,these have brand new brembo pads with them. I don't know what compound the pads are, but being race calipers I guess they won't be "street compound"

    Calipers are brand new - never been on a car.

    I have also got a couple of pairs of used pads which you can have - ideal for bedding in the discs before fitting new pads.

    There's about 1200 worth of kit here... PM me a sensible offer if you're interested - you might be surprised. Otherwise they'll be going on eBay!

    cheers
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    Re: Brembo F3 calipers (13" wheel)

    ooooooo me likes them, i will have them instead of the oil and axle plugpray:

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    Re: Brembo F3 calipers (13" wheel)

    Hi ya Tom

    I could/ I am very interested in these as I am fitting 13" rims to my MK 2 Mex and being a cossie I'll need some good stoppers. What spec discs did you intend to use with them? Would you be able to buy them of the shelf or would you need a specialist dealer??
    I was intending on using the Hi Spec kit which uses 280mm discs that work under 13" rims but if you could help out with the mounting brackets......... Let me know what you think bud
    Cheers

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    Re: Brembo F3 calipers (13" wheel)

    Well, as long as the discs are the correct thickness to be used with these calipers (i will check, no problem) then there is no reason why they shouldn't work together. Diameter wise, I was just going to use the standard GP4 vented forest disc, which is 264 (or 266mm? can't remember...) just because they're easy to get, cheap, and you can buy the bell to mount these direct to the Escort hub. No reason why you couldn't go to the 280's, but, without having a strut/hub/disc/wheel in front of me I couldn't promise they'd clear the wheel...

    Brackets shouldn't be a problem mate. I've got some brackets here which mount a very similar caliper, albeit AP, on a GP4 vented disc, so I reckon I could just copy that bracket, with a little bit of fettling and Robert's your father's brother!

    speak later, cheers.
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    Re: Brembo F3 calipers (13" wheel)

    I saw these the other weekend and a very nice calliper they are
    very well made and very light too
    customcarbon.co.uk

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