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Default floating rear brake caliper with torque arm, anyone?

Anyone using a floating rear brake caliper with a torque arm going into the frame?

If so have you noticed an improvement with rear braking and or wheel hop in hard braking situations over the stock setup?


and btw i am not talking about floating brake rotors, i already have those and love them.
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Hi Tigger , cant help you much at the moment but I am in the process of doing just that. Using a rear disc from an XR12 (had to surface grind it by a mm ) and the small P34 Brembo 2 piston caliper . My plan is to mount it underneath the disc with a torque arm mounted to a bracket coming off the rear engine mount bolts .
I ll keep you posted if I manage to get it done sometime soon !
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yes keep me posted please. i have been wanting to do a floating caliper for a while now. i would love to know if it is worth it. particularly if it reduces or eliminates wheel hop.
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