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Re: '65 Standard

Post by Six Volt » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:00 pm

wwebner wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:05 am
I see your AC kit from SoCal is single piston caliper. Is the CSP kit also single piston?
Here's the CSP kit. http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/Detai ... =211698501
Not sure on the piston. Kirk may know, since he did the install.
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Re: '65 Standard

Post by Dual Port » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:22 pm

It's a single-piston caliper.
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Re: '65 Standard

Post by Dual Port » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:00 pm

I am really happy with the AC brake setup, I have 500+ miles on it and the braking just keeps getting better as the pads seat in. I'm trying to drive it as much as I can before the weather turns.

I see Oldspeed has a kit out with a 4 piston caliper, Samba has a thread going about disc conversions.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewt ... &start=680

Ted, what are the functional differences between a single piston and 4 piston setup? It seems like you see 4p on race cars, Corvettes, and other high end vehicles and single piston on most production vehicles. Obviously a single piston gets a sliding caliper and a 4p gets a fixed caliper. With your machines at work I'm sure you've done functional testing on many different kinds of brake setups. Comments?
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Re: '65 Standard

Post by toolbox » Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:46 am

Dual Port wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:00 pm


Ted, what are the functional differences between a single piston and 4 piston setup? It seems like you see 4p on race cars, Corvettes, and other high end vehicles and single piston on most production vehicles. Obviously a single piston gets a sliding caliper and a 4p gets a fixed caliper. With your machines at work I'm sure you've done functional testing on many different kinds of brake setups. Comments?
You can run a larger pad and a 4 to 8 piston caliper will more evenly distribute pressure across the pad. You can also do things like have different size pistons lead to trail so the trailing side of the pad contacts first. This helps with taper wear and noise issues.

What you really need are plate style aircraft brakes...

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Re: '65 Standard

Post by Dual Port » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:16 am

Crap, why the h*** did you post that? Now Sean's going to want me to explain to him how it works…….
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Re: '65 Standard

Post by wwebner » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:45 am

How much for a rebuild kit?

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Re: '65 Standard

Post by Six Volt » Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:02 pm

Dual Port wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:16 am
Crap, why the h*** did you post that? Now Sean's going to want me to explain to him how it works…….
Hey Bruce, How does that brake system prosted by Ted really work? :P
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Re: '65 Standard

Post by Ken » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:39 pm

Next thing you know we'll be putting jet engines in our busses!!!
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Re: '65 Standard

Post by toolbox » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:39 am

Ken wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:39 pm
Next thing you know we'll be putting jet engines in our busses!!!

WRX STI engine swaps are pretty close.

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Re: '65 Standard

Post by WideFive » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:48 am

toolbox wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:39 am
Ken wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:39 pm
Next thing you know we'll be putting jet engines in our busses!!!

WRX STI engine swaps are pretty close.
Stop giving them bad ideas :lol:
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