Project V8 RX-7: Wheel, Brake and Tire 3 PART MEGAPOST! Part 2 – Stoptech Big Brake Kitdd

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Our new front rotors installed.  The slots in the rotor are cut just short of the edge of the rotor.  Cutting them all the way would create stress risers which could lead to cracks in the rotor over time.

installing stoptech trophy big brake kit fd rx-7

Stoptech front caliper and pad assembly.

installing stoptech trophy big brake kit fd rx-7

Front pads are easily installed and serviceable with the bolt-in bridge removed.  Pulling the caliper off the bracket is not necessary to access the pads once installed so changing them out at the track for example is quick and easy to do even if the caliper is a bozillion degrees.

installing stoptech trophy big brake kit fd rx-7

Stainless steel abutments keep the pad from falling out of the bottom of the caliper, provide a hard sliding surface for the pads to move along and prevent the steel backing plates of the pad from wearing into the aluminum caliper body under torque.

installing stoptech trophy big brake kit fd rx-7

Like gentlemen we install and tighten the caliper hardware to the proper torque specification provided in the instruction manual.

installing stoptech trophy big brake kit fd rx-7

It’s almost a shame to cover that up with a wheel!  Fortunately there’s not a lot of spokes on the SSR SP4’s so we should still have a great view once they’re mounted.

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