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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by ferraridriver, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. ferraridriver

    ferraridriver F1 Rookie
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    What, exactly, is the difference between 355 challenge brakes and regular 355 brakes?
     
  2. Mitch Alsup

    Mitch Alsup F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
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    Inexactly:

    The calipers are bigger
    The rotors are larger
     
  3. rexrcr

    rexrcr Formula 3

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    From this thread under Philippe's post:

    Even though they're on a 348, this is a photo of the 355 Challenge set-up complete with screw-in lug studs and aluminum nuts to replace the lug bolts.

    HTH,

    Rob Schermerhorn
     
  4. BigHead

    BigHead Formula Junior

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    FWIW, Dave, if you're thinking about upgrading your braking system, be advised that stock 355 wheels will NOT clear the Challenge brake setup.

    vty,

    --Dennis
     
  5. Philippe

    Philippe Karting

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Dennis, I am almost 100% sure that the Challenge brake set up can accomodate 355 stock wheels (surely not 348 stock wheels). My 348 is equipped with the full 355 Challenge brake set up and 355 Challenge Speedline wheels. I have somewhere a set of 355 stock wheels and will make the check. I will let you know. Philippe
     
  6. Aircon

    Aircon Seven Time F1 World Champ

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    I've already checked. Stock 355 wheels definitely don't clear the CH brakes (not on a 355 anyway)
     
  7. rexrcr

    rexrcr Formula 3

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    No, they don't fit Challenge brakes, spoke hit calipers.
     
  8. ferraridriver

    ferraridriver F1 Rookie
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    So its the spokes that interfere, not the internal diameter of the wheel?

    Second question, is there an aftermarket 18" wheel that will clear or must one go to 19" wheels?
     
  9. rexrcr

    rexrcr Formula 3

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    Challenge Speedline wheel clears (it's 18"). This is the Challenge package, no need for 19's.
     
  10. Philippe

    Philippe Karting

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Confirmed! 355 stock wheels does not accomodate challenge brakes without spacers. By the way if someone is interested in my set of 355 stock wheels, send me an e-mail. Philippe.
     

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