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Automotive brake calliper
« on: April 16, 2018, 06:21:19 PM »
Has anyone used a brake calliper off a small car on their mower? I was in our local Motorsports shop today and their price on dirt bike, scooter, atv, etc brake setups was ASTRONOMICAL compared to the price on automotive stuff. And kart stuff is about the same price before shipping as the automotive stuff.

If you have, what kind of car did it come from? Obviously the smaller the car the more reasonable sized the calliper is going to be I would think.






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Re: Automotive brake calliper
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 07:16:23 PM »
The only problem would be the rotor. Going to be pretty good size and adapting it to fit on the axle.

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Re: Automotive brake calliper
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 08:48:10 PM »
The rotor will be an issue.  It will be heavy and hard to mount. 

Find some used cart stuff.  Used brake parts are usually cheap.   
 Check out new MCP stuff.   It is reasonably priced and is good stuf.  You can get a complete kit for $180

https://cometkartsales.com/MCP-Rear-Brake-Kit.html
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Re: Automotive brake calliper
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 10:20:36 PM »
So you donít think I could use the car caliper with a Non car rotor? Such as a sprocket or similar?

$180us after shipping, duty, conversion etc = might as well buy the ATV brake bundle I was looking at today. Which I will probably do unless I can find an atv bone yard to scavenge.

Most of the kart brakes Iíve seen available online say they are rated for 150-250cc, the engine Iím looking at is rated 724cc, will a kart brake have enough stopping power?

There no kart track around here so used stuff would be hard to find, and :censored: farmers toss their dead equipment in the field/pit never to be seen again.

I still have a bit of time before Iím ready for it, so I canít still think on it, just want to weigh all mom options.

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Re: Automotive brake calliper
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 11:14:44 PM »
Built Tough ,where are you from?????
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Re: Automotive brake calliper
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 11:23:32 PM »
Built Tough ,where are you from?????

Small town Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Re: Automotive brake calliper
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2018, 06:33:42 AM »
The car caliper requires a much thicker rotor.  So the standard cart rotor wonít work. 

Look up Carrier Performance, he is in Canada.  I bet he can help you with duty/shipping costs. 

https://www.carrierperformance.net/brake-kits/
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Re: Automotive brake calliper
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2018, 07:04:53 PM »
Small engine guy in town pointed me to here where I was able to find what I need.

https://www.chinapartsdepot.com

They are Vancouver based, and pricing is in Canadian funds.

 

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