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Thanks! The one variable in this equation for me is I might pair them with a set of Frenos...
Sounds like you have a lot of money to spend! It's my understanding they don't really last any longer at the track then normal brake parts?

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They're not that great and I wouldn't recommend them. But I bought a set due to the low pound sterling so I might as well try to make them work.

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Quick survey question: Who would be interested in a plug and play handbrake solution that is also lightweight (maybe 2-3 pounds)?

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Quick survey question: Who would be interested in a plug and play handbrake solution that is also lightweight (maybe 2-3 pounds)?
i could be interested

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I'd be interested in a lightweight parking brake
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I find once ive got some heat into the rear tires then 2 pots all around are amazing, you can brake so much later and it actually gives your front brakes alot less stress.



works especially well when you have alot of rear downforce and stiff suspension so you get less dive under heard braking
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Quick survey question: Who would be interested in a plug and play handbrake solution that is also lightweight (maybe 2-3 pounds)?
I could be.

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I'm in contact with IPSCO about using their mechanical parking brake with stock mounts to use as a parking brake. IPSCO primarily works in the Viper world, but that's perfect for us as the Elise rear caliper is a stock Viper rear caliper.

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Very cool. I'd be very interested in a lightweight option to replace the stock parking brake calipers. No need to carry the mass around. Keep us posted.
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This conversation was going to be next on my list. I am one of the unlucky ones with an S240 and my question is has anyone tried running 4 pots up front with an upgrade to 2 pots in the rear?
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This conversation was going to be next on my list. I am one of the unlucky ones with an S240 and my question is has anyone tried running 4 pots up front with an upgrade to 2 pots in the rear?
I haven't but I bet it is awesome based on running 2 pots all around .

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This conversation was going to be next on my list. I am one of the unlucky ones with an S240 and my question is has anyone tried running 4 pots up front with an upgrade to 2 pots in the rear?
I run 4 pot on the front and rear with split masters and a balance bar setup.

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Okay, the rear mechanical parking brake project is going forward. Stay tuned for more information.

Just for reference, does someone know the weight of the stock Brembo sliders?

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This conversation was going to be next on my list. I am one of the unlucky ones with an S240 and my question is has anyone tried running 4 pots up front with an upgrade to 2 pots in the rear?
Yes, one outing so far at Sebring two weeks ago. On stock master cylinder and Raybestos 43 pads. Both A048 and A7 tires. Very nice upgrade but, while they certainly are usable, I didnít like the feel of the Raybestos pads. Alex(Krugspeed) gave me some used Winmax front pads to try and I liked them even though a bad match with Raybestos rears. Full new set in the mail.

Is the two pot rear with AP four pot fronts better than the stock S240 setup ó Yes. Drove in both very damp and dry conditions with no issues. Ran all of one dry session with a 991 Porsche GT3 and had no problem hanging with him because I could massively out brake him (Raybestos pads at both ends).

Only downside so far is an increase in pedal travel but it is not a job stopper. Nevertheless, I will be looking for a slightly larger master cylinder as I prefer minimal pedal travel.

One note for this conversion, at least with my EP uprights, is you either have to use front rotors on the rear or grind some clearance on the pads if using dedicated rear rotors (like Shinoo used to sell).

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I had the 4 pots with the 2 in the rear, liked the braking feel but also didnít care for the long pedal travel. Removed the rear and fitted the stockers back on as pedal travel was more important to me
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For people that are actually interested in the handbrake solution, here is the preliminary stats that I'm aiming for:

1) Approximately 4 pound system weight. I'm aiming for zero weight gain or perhaps a slightly weight loss with this handbrake + the front calipers as compared to the stock rear caliper setup.
2) Hopefully Plug and play solution with the current handbrake cables.
3) Pricing of around $800 for handbrake calipers + pads.

If this sounds good to you, let me know and I'll see if I can develop a kit. Otherwise, I might just make something for myself.
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800 is pretty pricey but if they components were quality, I'd be interested.

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Check out this thread: https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f95/...-brake-413793/

This is what I have on my car.

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Thanks. This is very helpful. I was talking with the guy in Colorado and it seems he didn't know that this product was already made. Did you buy the used part or did you get it new? If new, can you share where you got it from?
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