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Zcargarage Big Brake Kit


duffymahoney

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I am blown away by the quality and engineering that went into this Zcargarage BBK (big brake kit) The kit was designed by stoptech engineers and Zcargarage from the ground up for the Z. I am sort of a guinea pig to see if consumers can install this kit. They have amazing detailed 40 page instructions. Which in the car world is rare. I’m stoked to get them installed. Kit comes with everything needed to install and retains stock parking brake and MC. Fits 15x8 wheels as well! So light! 

 

 

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I wasn't aware they were available to non-customers of the shop, but it sounds like that's something they're just starting to sell to the public. Is this a front and back kit? If so, how do they address the emergency brake in back?

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I was talking to Rob Fuller at ZCG about buying the big brake kit a couple months ago,  the price is a bit high for me but I'm sure it's worth every penny.  The one review I read said the stopping power was stunning,  nice to see the finished version isn't red, yellow or neon gold.

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whats the disc size and thickness?  Also total all up weight of the components?
I've been working on something similar
 
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I have held Jason’s in my hands and weighed them! (Callipers that is, nothing worse you may be considering!!!)

They are FEATHER light and make my S12W callipers look like they were made of lead!!!!
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No proportioning valve needed. If you have a rear prop valve like me. It has to be gutted. From looks both front and rear calipers are identical. They have different cast numbers. So there must be a difference. 

 

Hopefully finalizing fronts and rears tomorrow. Then waiting on the e brake caliper and pads for the whole kit. 

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16 hours ago, duffymahoney said:

No proportioning valve needed. If you have a rear prop valve like me. It has to be gutted. From looks both front and rear calipers are identical. They have different cast numbers. So there must be a difference. 

So if the brake system was engineered from the ground up for our cars then perhaps Stoptech has used constrictor valves in the rear calipers to reduce the flow to get the balance right for front to back pressure.  Can't see too many serious track guys liking that situation but maybe ZCG offers a different option for track cars.

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2 hours ago, grannyknot said:

So if the brake system was engineered from the ground up for our cars then perhaps Stoptech has used constrictor valves in the rear calipers to reduce the flow to get the balance right for front to back pressure.  Can't see too many serious track guys liking that situation but maybe ZCG offers a different option for track cars.

I'd put money that they're off the shelf calipers, otherwise could you imagine the costs involved?

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Well I’m assuming stop tech has massive amounts of resources (foundry, their own tooling etc in china..). I was told ground up design. But I would guess off the shelf calipers? Only thing that leads me to think they aren’t is the fact that I had to wait for a batch to come from overseas. Since there were no calipers in the US. 

 

The kit gets used on track cars. It requires the stock MC. I bet it’s a exact ratio of front to rear bias. Factoring in caliper size piston size, then pad size then mc pressure front and rear. You could always use a adjustable rear if you wanted. 

 

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5 hours ago, Jason240z said:

Do you know why they went trailing caliper, then leading for the rear? Is that a sticker on the caliper? Do you have to run a second caliper at the rear for parking or is it built in like the classic vw design?

With the calipers they went with, if it was rear trailing it would hit the strut tube. So I’m guessing they were forced to pick forward. Parking brake Caliper goes on the top. For now it’s a wilwood. It’s been a long time since I installed something that was this easy and thought out. 

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