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  1. jratcliff

    jratcliff Formula 3

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    #1 jratcliff, Dec 28, 2007
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    So this is the start of numerous mods I'm doing on my 91 TR. This is just a mock up to see clearances, but right off I thing I need a spacer just to be on the safe side. While nothing is scrapping you can see that it is very close. With some flexure under load I can imagine a possibility where it might rub. So, I'm thinking a space like a 11mm. Any thoughts?
    John
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  3. silvergts1998

    silvergts1998 Formula 3

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    looks good. It's pretty darn close!

    Are you retrofitting some brembos on?
     
  4. jratcliff

    jratcliff Formula 3

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    Yes, these are the biggest available for a Testarossa.

    John
     
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    silvergts1998 Formula 3

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    so were they made for the testarossa? Or you have to make a bracket to make it fit? Direct bolt on? I was thinking of getting some brembos myself.
     
  6. jratcliff

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    Direct bolt on (except you might have to do a little custom fitting to get the hose through the bracket). These are big. I had the smaller Brembos on, but I wanted the big brakes front and rear. I got them from (http://www.raceshopper.com/). They had the best price I could find. I believe it was around $6300 for everything with free shipping. Comes with everything, including new goodridge stainless braided hoses.
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    silvergts1998 Formula 3

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    What's included in that kit price? Do you have to use different rotors or can you use stock rotors?
     
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    It comes with rotors, calipers, mounts, hoses and fasteners. I would say you had to use the rotors supplied which are superior anyway. You can order them either with holes are vanes (like I ordered). I realize now that it looks like the rotors are solid, but they have vanes on the faces. The rotors float for alignment.
    John
     
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    #8 ALPO, Dec 31, 2007
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    Don't foregt to add new tires, wheels, and labor for installation. Here's what it cost just for parts:

    SUB-TOTAL OF PARTS ................ 14,024.00

    Discount Tire Mount & balance tires 4 50.00 200.00
    SUB-TOTAL OF CONTRACTED WORK ..... 200.00
    HRE Type 547 18" wheel, front fully polished 2 1,454.00 2,908.00
    HRE Type 547 18" wheel, rear fully polished 2 1,546.995 3,093.99
    Tire Rack Pirelli 235/40-18 PZero 2 212.005 424.01
    Tire Rack Pirelli 295/35-18 PZero 2 299.00 598.00
    Race-Tech Brembo brake kit 1 7,000.00 7,000.00
    SUB-TOTAL OF PARTS ................ 14,024.00
    Shipping Shipping inbound 1 150.00 150.00
    Shipping Shipping outbound 1 150.00 150.00
    SUB-TOTAL OF SHIPPING CHARGES ... 300.00
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    Brembo kits cost me $6200, no shipping costs, I did the install. The wheels and tires cost me $2200. I replaced the rear tires for $600. Now while I had everything off, I 'm replacing the cv joints, rear hub bearings, a-arm bushings, and the front wheel bearings.
    John
     
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    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

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    They have a kit made specifically for the 512TR, Brembo used my 512TR road car as a development mule for this kit
     
  14. silvergts1998

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    Any good links to buy them at a decent price?
     
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    How much would you have saved on shipping if you hadn't used the F-15? <g>
     
  16. jratcliff

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    Adam,
    The cheapest price I was able to find was from (http://www.raceshopper.com/). They don't charge for shipping either.
    John
     
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    Looks awesome!
    I am a fan of brake kits on all cars.
     
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    got mine from Nicks Forza, they are very much worth the $
     

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