Lancer Register Forum banner

1 - 20 of 58 Posts
G

·
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just ordered a brake cooling set for my Mak.

You can view it at http://www.powerengineering.co.uk in the Mitsubishi section.

Looks a decent piece of kit, if a bit pricey! Hopefully I will get it by weekend to fit it before Oulton next Tuesday.

I will keep you all posted on the difference it makes.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Kevin G.

hope you're happy with your discs. Additional cooling will always help so my car is at my dad's garage where he will fit his selfmade ducts.

Best regards

Mike
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Dave

No, it's still in my garage! I would never sell it without replacing it with another Evo of some description!:)
Like many other owners I have spent way too much money on it!
It is being retired from company car life in November when I am buying it off the company. I can then maximize it for track day an occasional use.

Claudius

The kit is expensive but it is aluminum which apparently is expensive to manufacture. I want to test the fit on the car and it's effectiveness. Then if it works all the other Evo loons living in the north of England can retire to their sheds at night and nock something similar up!:)
The standard ducts on the car are shat, deflecting any air directly into the road!:(

Kev

Yep it's all your fault, that's another £300 you just cost me!;) Hope to have them fitted for Oulton Park.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Well, you can always duct some air to the brakes with a plastic tube, or using a tumble dryer tube and adapt it to the plastic part that goes down to the road etc. I will also have to talk to the aluminium specialist company whose former manager I talked to yesterday. They specialise in bending aluminium tubes etc, so maybe one day I will come to this board and sell brake ducts and intercooler pipes for normal prices...
As a temporary solution, I will try and fit some tube there, I'll let you know how I get along.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Claudius,

have you already removed the dust shields?

Sorry if you've posted this before but i can't remember the answer.

RS (electronics distribtion compnay) do a nice selection of aluminium foil on wire ducting in various sizes. This is rated up to 95'C so should be OK for most automotive use. I am thinking that with a bit of this, a few tie wraps and the removal of the dust shields, air flow to the brakes would be substantially improved.

The PE kit looks good but its alot of money.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Oli
My dust shields are still on. The wheels get SO dirty already (plus you know they are white, like yours :)) but I might try that as well.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Finally I've got around to make some brake ducts. Together with my dad we made air scoobs which look like the ones on F1 cars:D. We've fitted them on the backside of the calliper and constructed them in the way to even create a ventury effect. Then we prolonged the air ducts in the front bumper. Now my sole fear is that the pads cool down too much between the corner. As soon as I get the chance I make some fotos and post them. Looks very racing car style. Hope in connections with the movit disc and the ceramic Pagid pads I cured my warping problem.

Cheers

Mike
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Did you connect them to the existing hole in the front or did you cut it open or did you stuff the hole and make the tube go in there just before? How was getting around the oil filter etc on the left side?
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Fitted the PE kit last night. A total doddle even for a 'pen pusher' like me!:)

The nearside is the easiest to fit, the offside of the car also contains oil cooler, oil pipes, oil filter etc which you have to route the piping around.

Full track test at Oulton Park tomorrow!
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Scoobymike,

can you post a pic of what your ducts look like? Could become part of my winter-project....
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Guys,

Damn, what can I say, PE's brake ducts are crap. I installed them and spend 1 lap on the Ring last weekend in the rain, guess what, I warped my brand new group N discs using cut down mintex pads :(. That was 411 pounds down the drain. Imagine this, ####ing down with rain on sunday, no hard braking at all and already warped discs. I'm gonna rip it off and use the hoses for my vacuum cleaner ....

I was on the Ring (sunday) with 3 other EVO's and 2 skylines, where were the other guys! I met a crazy Frenchman in a black TME. He managed to spin his car 3 times and got away without hitting the barriers, he must be one lucky guy or one hell of a driver. I assume he was lucky coz on each corner he was on the inside while the racing line was on the outside http://www.lancerregister.com/graphics/Wilk.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| middle >.

One disappointed Belgian angry at PE.

Jan.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Hi Michael

as soon as I've got the time I'll make some pictures. Hope my mate can scan them in.

Jan

did you exchange the hubs and bearings before you fitted the new discs? Currentyl I'm still bedding in my movit brake disc kit. Yesterday in the rain the bite and modulation even with the Pagid RS 14 was far superior than with the standard discs. It's much less noisy and the brake feel is the same as on the porkers I've already driven.

Cheers

Mike
 
1 - 20 of 58 Posts
Top