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#3580193 - 03/19/17 12:32 PM Dual Brake Calipers
OrlandoFLVic Offline
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would it be worth it to install Dual rear Brake Calipers on a p71? just for more stopping power? here is a video of it done on a mustang.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjqeFEyaUxc
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#3580225 - 03/19/17 12:48 PM Re: Dual Brake Calipers [Re: OrlandoFLVic]
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You'd be better off with a brake upgrade in the front, since that's where most of the stopping effort is. If the rears needed any more power, I'm sure the P71 would have come with dual pistons like in the front, or something similar.
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#3580257 - 03/19/17 01:08 PM Re: Dual Brake Calipers [Re: OrlandoFLVic]
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That's being done because that Mustang is a drift car.

The second set of calipers is for locking the rears up to slide the car.
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#3580265 - 03/19/17 01:08 PM Re: Dual Brake Calipers [Re: OrlandoFLVic]
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A setup like that would upset the front-to-rear brake balance, and likely get you in some serious (end-swapping) trouble in a panic stop. Dual calipers on the front brakes would make a lot more sense from a braking power standpoint, but it would add a lot of unsprung weight to the front wheels. If you want more braking power, just upgrade the brake system you already have.
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#3580329 - 03/19/17 02:13 PM Re: Dual Brake Calipers [Re: OrlandoFLVic]
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See 1:06 of video.

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