Brakes - It's decided

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Re: Brakes - It's decided

Post by Doug G » Sat Apr 13, 2013 22:48

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:So much for the title of this thread :roll:

Well it was when it was written. :roll: :oops: :roll:
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Re: Brakes - It's decided

Post by Doug G » Mon Apr 15, 2013 20:08

I have to make sure that the inside diameter of the wheels will be large enough to fit the 8.4" disks.
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Re: Brakes - It's decided

Post by clm » Mon Apr 15, 2013 20:14

What wheels are you using?

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Re: Brakes - It's decided

Post by Doug G » Tue Apr 16, 2013 0:57

clm wrote:What wheels are you using?

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13 x 5.5 JJ

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Re: Brakes - It's decided

Post by Doug G » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:13

It seems like it will be this: 8)

http://www.minisport.com/mini-spare-par ... S2682.html

Disc Drive Assembly - 8.4'' Discs

£448.98 (£538.78) inc VAT

Product Description:
The Mini Sport full assembled disc drive assemblies have been built with all original equipment standard parts and fit as a direct replacement.

Ideal when converting your Mini from brake drums to discs and includes everything you need.

Each assembly comes professionally built by Mini Sport using brand new parts, complete with swivel hubs including ball joints, wheel bearings, steering arms, standard brake discs, brand new brake calipers and standard brake pads, drive flanges and CV joints.
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Re: Brakes - It's decided

Post by clm » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:45

8.4's generally are cheaper and would be just fine in those wheels seeing as they also take 12inch wheels ;)

Unless you plan to put the moke on tens someday the 8.4's would be your best bet.

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Re: Brakes - It's decided

Post by Doug G » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:58

Thanks for the advice from all. Greatly appreciated.

I will go for the 8.4" option. 8)
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Re: Brakes - It's decided

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Tue Apr 16, 2013 17:38

Coo... 8.4s....... You could go for the Metro Turbo vented discs wit 4 pot calipers :twisted:
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Re: Brakes - It's decided

Post by Doug G » Tue Apr 16, 2013 18:01

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:Coo... 8.4s....... You could go for the Metro Turbo vented discs wit 4 pot calipers :twisted:


I will if you give me the money (plus the 53.5% import duty) . . . :D

Metro Turbo vented discs wit 4 pot calipers

Metro Turbo Vented Brake conversion kit.

Includes all parts to convert to Turbo brakes from drums. Car must be fitted with 12" wheels to fit.

Included in kit are hubs, bearings cv joints, swivel pins, brake discs, drive

flanges, calipers and the special locating bolts for calipers. Plus screws.

£497.54 exc vat
£597.05 inc vat

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Re: Brakes - It's decided

Post by Doug G » Tue Apr 16, 2013 18:22

Then again Nigel the"TURBO" ones are ¢497.54 (£597.78 inc VAT) as opposed to £448.98 (£538.78 inc VAT).

So now the question for discussion is now are the 'TURBO' ones worth the extra £47.56 (59.00 inc VAT) ?


So lets have your 2¢ worth chaps.

Advice please. 8)
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Re: Brakes - It's decided

Post by clm » Tue Apr 16, 2013 19:53

I still say basic 8.4's as spares in the future might be more plentiful ;)

It's a moke afterall and not a bloated Metro so you are not trying to stop all the extra weight!

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Re: Brakes - It's decided

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Tue Apr 16, 2013 21:30

I had the vented ones on my Mini. They work pretty well I must say. But more importantly for you Doug, is the bragging potential of having such a fancy set up....folks'll think " he must have some motor under the bonnet then" when you casually slip "vented" and "4 pot" into the conversation :D
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Re: Brakes - It's decided

Post by Doug G » Wed Apr 17, 2013 0:38

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:I had the vented ones on my Mini. They work pretty well I must say. But more importantly for you Doug, is the bragging potential of having such a fancy set up....folks'll think " he must have some motor under the bonnet then" when you casually slip "vented" and "4 pot" into the conversation :D
They wouldn't have a clue. :(
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Re: Brakes - It's decided

Post by Doug G » Wed Apr 17, 2013 0:41

I just want to be able to stop (on the proverbial dime).

On Sunday I went to the Beach bar and on the way there there were no brakes, pedal to the floor and al that.

I drive home pumping the brake pedal like mad. As I rolled into the drive . . whoopee doo (some) brakes.
I am not too concerned about me. I AM concerned about my children in it.
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Re: Brakes - It's decided

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:07

281092674768. Why not put a bid on these Doug ? Preferably before he blows a gasket :lol:
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