Hey guys, so after making the move to adding a pair of OE Brembo 2-pots to the rear for better braking, I wasn't too pleased with having an additional 8lb parking brake caliper attached to each upright. I use my car for auto-xing with the SCCA and in SSM we're required to keep a hand brake. I saw pictures on here and the web of a light weight alloy brake and after a bunch of sleuthing, I finally found the guy who makes and sells them.
If you want a set, they are made by Frank Jakos. email: [email protected]
They are $620.00 shipped.
They weigh a little over 3lbs a piece so it's about an 11lb weight savings for both calipers.
Install was really straightforward. There is a nut on the backside of the caliper (seen in the last pic) that is used to adjust the position of the floating caliper so that after you adjust your cable length, the pads will float about .010 (use a feeler gauge) off the rotor for no drag.
I'm using the EP uprights with a 16mm offset hub position so I had to add a few washers behind the bolts that mount the calipers. If I didn't have 1000 other things to do to get my car ready for this season, I would have simply cut off the excess bolt.
Anyway, Frank isn't really good at advertising this stuff and he doesn't have a web store or anything so I thought I'd share my impressions of this bit of kit since I'm sure there is some demand for it and it's hard to find. Hope I'm not breaking some forum rule but I don't even know the guy who makes them so... no affiliation.