Has anyone added front calipers in the rear without upgrading to big brakes? If so any pros and cons? Any feedback is appreciated.
Yes, I have. The improvement in brake bias is wonderful. These cars don't have enough rear brake for aggressive driving. Prior to the mod, I found that the ABS would fire off anytime I got aggressive on the brakes due to the fronts trying to lock. I will say that the brake bias is not perfect (50/50) but is dam close. The weight bias in the car is approx. 35/65, front to rear(static), the previous brake bias was 65/35! I learned from years of racing how misunderstood rear brakes really are. You're slowing down, not just tire/wheel/rotors but also axles, differential, trans output, etc. To fine tune for street use, I use Hawk HPS pads in front and Hawk Ceramic pads in rear. The HPS pads have a bit more initial bite and makes for pretty good balance. I have yet to fire off the ABS since the mod. The next time I trip over some money I'm going to replace the rear calipers with AP's the have slightly smaller pistons (I think 38mm are available); that should put the balance pretty much dead on. Any more questions-feel free to pm me. I have had this mod for over two years now.