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Old 02-22-2006, 07:47 PM
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I'm interested in the Ireland Engineering rear brake upgrade. Anyone have any experience with this? Steve recommends it highly.

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This kit relocates the factory caliper to accept a larger diameter disc. This kit requires 17" wheels and should not be used unless the front brakes are also upgraded. The factory caliper is a nicely made aluminum piece with the parking brake included so it makes sense to use it. Kit includes 303mm (11.94") rotor with billet aluminum center, brackets, hardware and stainless steel braided hoses.
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:26 PM
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I've heard good things about 'em. One question though: Are your Stoptech rotors fully floating?
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:11 PM
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Just found this - I guess I won't do the rear upgrade:
http://www.stoptech.com/tech_info/wp...upgrades.shtml

With regard to the fully floating question:

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Also included is a pair of race quality AeroRotors®, pre-assembled to 7075-T6 billet aluminum hats with full floating and anti-rattle hardware.
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http://www.stoptech.com/tech_info/fa...mparison.shtml

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http://www.stoptech.com/tech_info/fa...rsystems.shtml

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As far as I can tell, they are fully floating. Surprisingly, they're still very quiet.
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Hm. Well, if it matters to you, the rear Ireland rotors are not fully floating. This may or may not be a big deal, considering it's the rear rotors, which aren't subjected to as much braking load as the fronts.
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I run the Ireland big brakes front & rear. Love them! the rear kit is a great upgrade to complement any brand of front big brake kit & you can't beat the price point on the Ireland stuff. The stock calipers float, so you don't need floating rotors. Cheers, Bob
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I don't think the floating rotor thing is too big a deal, and I don't think that I'll be getting them anyway. According to the first article I linked, the StopTechs are made to balance with the stock rears. Adding the larger rears may throw the F/R balance off.

Would the car's EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) take this into account/fix it?
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Hm. I'm really not sure. As far as I know, EBD uses the wheel speed sensors and administers ABS pulsation to moderate braking force. I have the Bosch Automotive Handbook at home, which gets into deep technical detail on that sort of stuff, so I'll take a look at it when I get home and let you know.
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Would the car's EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) take this into account/fix it?
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