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franz 01-10-2006 01:13 PM

Brake caliper stiffening kit
anyone has had experiences with this kit from

i've read a lot on NAM about it and ordered it yesterday...

Tyrolsport testing here

Brain 01-10-2006 02:24 PM

I have those bushings/pins but I bought mine from turner motorsports. Easy to install and they definitly make for better pedal feel and even pad wear. I still have th efactory pads in my car after a few track days and almost 8000 miles. I have seen a couple car with one or less track days wear the pads down to metal in 10,000 miles.

iDiaz 01-10-2006 04:41 PM

I want some! :D

Brain 01-10-2006 05:07 PM

get them, you will definitly notice the difference !! well woth the money for this mod !

franz 01-10-2006 07:07 PM

well, thanks for the infos Detlman!

btw i'd not call it a cheap mod...120$ for 4 bronze pins! ;) :p
as soon as i'll have them installed i will post my impression...

Brain 01-10-2006 08:09 PM

yeah not necesarily cheap for the parts involved but cost effective for the improvement gained.

Let us know what you think after they are installed.

neilgj 01-13-2006 07:20 PM

I put a set on my MINI and it really gives a nice brake feel. By the way, all that you get is a bag of parts with no instructions. Although it is a rather straight forward install (even for me - a simple-minded novice), this page may be of some help:

iDiaz 01-13-2006 07:23 PM

Thanks for the link, Neil, and welcome to motoring|underground. :)

neilgj 01-14-2006 07:16 AM


Originally Posted by iDiaz
Thanks for the link, Neil, and welcome to motoring|underground. :)


I should have checked the link, though. The link is dead and the document is gone. If you want a copy of the directions I can scan it and email it to you. Just PM me and let me know.

Dr Obnxs 02-07-2006 01:35 AM

They are excellent value
And here's the instructions.

1) Take off your calipers.
2) Grab crappy rubber bushing with pliers and pull it out.
3) Install bronze guide from rotor side (so if spring clip comes off, the bushing will be captured by the rotor).
4) Put on spring clip.
5) Re-install caliper.
6) Put some of the included grease on the pin, and screw into place.
7) Go have a beer (or two, if you're thirsty) ;)


Also, on TyrolSports, web site, theres an app note on the suckers. My take is that they keep the pads more alligned. This makes for more even force distribution. This keeps the heat more evenly distributed. This evens pad and rotor wear.

When I put these on, added EBC greens and Motul fluid, my track brake fade went away. I'm not as aggressive as others, but you can make the stock brakes work really well, for much less than the cost of a BBK.

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