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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Upgrade of rear INBOARD brakes ???

I'm looking for ideas how to improve rear brakes performance on the car with inboard rotors (C35 Citroen tranny).
Starting from pad upgrades to whole new assembly, rotors and calipers...
Are there any rear brakes kits on the market?
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I needed a few of the pins or shims that hold the rear calipers in place as when I bought my car they were missing. I called a few suppliers and no one had any and said they were now unavailable thru Lotus. I fabricated a set that worked, however I eventually found the correct parts used from another forum member. I am curious also as to whether there is any upgrade for the inboard brakes other than just different pads. As it seems parts for the inboards are rare.
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At one time LPBC (LotusPreparedByClaudius) offered a Wilwood front and rear upgrade for Esprits with 15" wheels C35 trans). Some local owners have fitted them with good results.

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Myself, I just used cryogenically treated rotors (Lotus OE) and performance pads (Mintex C1144) when I was tracking my Esprit.

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someone in Europe went to Ford Mondero rear discs. He purchased new rotors that were cross drilled. Not sure what year of the car. See https://www.thelotusforums.com/forum...roject/?page=2
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I'm getting somewhere with this. Its rather easy to get something to work if you don't mind a parking brake delete.
I want to keep mine.
This is a bigger rotor and vented, a floating caliper with a big piston. The C.V. joint is the same length and I don't plan on destroying or modifying anything that is a Lotus part.
I still have some work to do but I have the proof of concept done.

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Is that an iron version of the VW/Audi caliper people have been using on the rear?

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No... I wanted something with at least the same piston size as the lotus original equipment and the ability to accept a vented rotor. The VW parts don't seem to accomplish that.
VW rear brakes calipers are actually undersized I think.
I'll give progress reports soon. I have 60 hours into this and a pile of wasted money so I don't plan on giving up anytime soon. 😀

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hi, nice work. Can you tell diameter of disk, typ and manufacturer?

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