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Our fitting service includes accurate suspension geometry setting on our Beissparth aligner, - if you are buying the very best quality suspension components you are wasting your money if you don't have the geometry right! Changing the suspension on your car is the most important change ever, it will affect how you feel about your car from that moment on, on a daily basis. We aim to help you make the right decision.
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The usual first step in increasing braking efficiency is to change to a set of drilled, grooved and vented disks, G-Force Sports 2000 for example.
However, for those who want the stopping power of bigger discs and calipers, our new twin-pot caliper system could be the answer.
Q. Do I need to buy bigger rims to accommodate the new brakes?
A. No. Unlike 'four-pot' calipers which unfortunately need a bigger wheel size to accommodate them, this conversion offers maximum braking efficiency without the need to increase wheel size and without the £2000-plus price tag.
Q. Why change to twin pot calipers?
A. Single piston calipers (standard brakes) apply their maximum braking effort on the centre of the brake pad, and rely on the strength of the pad backing plate to transfer the brake effort to the outer edges of the pad (it is quite common when changing brake pads to find a stress fracture across the centre of the pad from top to bottom, which proves this point). With two smaller pistons pushing onto a larger pad, a more consistent and direct braking effort can be achieved. The 280mm discs used with AmD's system are mounted onto alloy bells and are 28mm thick with improved centre venting. The result is a significant improvement in braking efficiency, giving the 'big hand' effect with normal pedal effort.
Q. Don't big-brake conversions cost mega bucks because they use new calipers?
A. Usually, yes. Four-pot systems can cost £2000 or so (we do have such a conversion for the driver who must have the best of everything!).The biggest cost however, and the part that puts most people off the idea, is having to spend another £1000+ on new rims and tyres. The price of our twin pot conversion is £975.00 plus VAT.
Q. How different does it feel?
A. It is true to say that the brakes feel similar to standard under normal driving conditions. In other words you don't need to apply extra pedal pressure because the brake discs are bigger. No extra effort on your part and you don't have to leap off the seat to apply the brakes, unlike some 'big brake' systems. However, the stopping sensation when you need to stop in a hurry is superb and without the usual heart stopping 'brake fade' sensation. Customers have commented that they really notice the difference when they have to drive a different car.
Q. Does the conversion look different?
A. Sure, the discs look bigger for a start! They are slotted and vented, and the caliper carriers are chromed.
Q. I already have bigger than standard rims, can I still have this conversion but to suit my wheel size?
A. Yes. This same two-pot system is also available for 16" and 17" rims with 305mm and 315mm diameter discs, priced at £1183.00 and £1230.00 respectively.
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