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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-07-2011, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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Esprit front brake upgrade?

If you upgraded your front brakes, could you please post the details like, dimensions, diameter, thickness, caliper type and part numbers, etc., and improvement impressions.
At the time, I have 225/15 rims @front and I'd like to keep'em.
I took a good look at Wilwood 4 and 6 pots, but packaging may be an issue.
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sells a Wilwood brake kit for earlier Esprits with 15" wheels. I know two or three folks who are quite satisfied with the quality and stopping power...much better than stock.

You can buy just the fronts or go whole-hog and buy the rears as well.

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PNM Eng kit?

6 pot Wilwoods shall not package into 15" rims. Radially too big.

PNM Engineering offers 4 piston front kit PNMJ9982DK (Drilled and slotted Disc Kit ), which (I was told) fits 15" rims.

Esprit Brakes

Has anyone had any experience installing that particular kit?

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I installed an SJ 4 piston AP Racing kit on the front of my '89. It's about as big as you can get with the stock 15" OZ Route wheels. I saved the end labels off the caliper and disc boxes for future reference, so here goes...
Calipers part numbers-- CP5100-806S4 and CP5100-807S4
Disc rotor P/N--- CP 5000-510CG8. I believe the rotors are "handed" as well but I lost the end label of one of them. The rotors have the swept grooves in them rather than holes.
Naturally SJ had to have somebody fab up the disc "bells" and the caliper adaptors.
Hope this helps.
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