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Jetstream brake upgrade

Jetstream brake upgrade

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TuxMan

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8,859 posts

150 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Finaly got chance today to go over to Jetstream and get my brake system overhauled and upgraded at the same time , the current setup of Pagid pads and grooved discs was starting to feel a bit tired after 2 years hard work and after James had his mastercylinder failure at Croft i decided a complete overhaul was required .

on the list was , new master cylinder and servo , hard brake lines as the M400 , Alcon 350mm disc's new pagid RS29 all round .

Jetstream have been working with Alcon to develop a new front disc and cailper , the biggest advantage of the new disc is not just the bigger dia but its also a semi floating disc which should stop the dreaded brake vibration that most of us seem to get !!! caliper are not available yet but the disc's are very very nice !!







here is the old braided line that ran down the tunnel



hard line fitted



The new setup feels superb , the brake feel is still very good and the retardation from 140mph to standstill was enough to make me feel very sick !!!! (thanks Dave)

Great service from Dave as he fixed a rear turbo water leak and a leak on the steering rack at the same time !!

looking forward to my next track day to put them through there paces !!

Tux

Edited by TuxMan on Saturday 13th October 18:00


Edited by TuxMan on Sunday 14th October 08:51

Hollowpockets

5,880 posts

128 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Excellent! That should make a good improvement, I'm getting the those discs put on my car just now too, I here they were quite impressive at stopping.

Lucozade

2,574 posts

191 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Looks good Tux. Any ideas on prices or are you expecting a bill in 6 months ;-)

I doubt I'll benefit at the moment as my AP grooved are still fine but I would like to know that the master cylinder and line are good.

TuxMan

Original Poster:

8,859 posts

150 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Hi Craig feel much happier knowing the master cylinder and brake lines have been upgraded !!

cost are :

master cylinder and servo .....................£253.50
hard pipe kit..................................£300
Alcon disc inc fitting kit and bells, pair.....£875
pagids front ..................................£206.50
pagid rear ....................................£253.50

all prices + vat .

They certainly feel powerfull !!!!

Tux

chuntington101

5,529 posts

148 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Are calipers going to be offered as well? Wil the be 4 pots or 6's?
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TuxMan

Original Poster:

8,859 posts

150 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Yep 6 pot calipers will be available !!!

Tux

Lucozade

2,574 posts

191 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Cheers Tux, all I need now is for Jetstream to offer a collect and drop off service biggrin

Definately will opt for master cylinder and hard pipe kit at next opportunity.



Gadgeroonie

5,360 posts

148 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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are they bigger dia that stock ?

does the caliper get relocated ?

Wooden Horse

286 posts

75 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Good to chat 'Noble' today with you and Dave. Got so engrossed in your brake upgrade I forgot to ask about my car. Brakes looked great!

My wife did manage to find her way into a tack shop!

LazyRoss18

404 posts

53 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Looks good! They semi floating or fully floating??

TuxMan

Original Poster:

8,859 posts

150 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Good to see you Troy , disc are 20mm bigger at 350mm and are semi floating .

Tux

Edited by TuxMan on Sunday 14th October 08:52

Scooby P1

2,486 posts

141 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Lucozade said:
Cheers Tux, all I need now is for Jetstream to offer a collect and drop off service biggrin

Definately will opt for master cylinder and hard pipe kit at next opportunity.
Agree on the collect service Craig!! lol

I LOVE those pattern discs. When I was last up there, if the wait hadn't been 10 days for the first batch of new discs they'd have been on my car that day. Although, I like the idea of the massive new calipers too. Hmmm.

Better use my car a bit more and wear the original discs out pronto!

Lucky boy Tux, they look great and perhaps yours is the first Noble that brakes as well as my Impreza! (Huge Alcon 4 pots with 330mm grooved discs and Carbotech pads)

Lucozade

2,574 posts

191 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Scooby P1 said:
Agree on the collect service Craig!! lol

I LOVE those pattern discs. When I was last up there, if the wait hadn't been 10 days for the first batch of new discs they'd have been on my car that day. Although, I like the idea of the massive new calipers too. Hmmm.

Better use my car a bit more and wear the original discs out pronto!

Lucky boy Tux, they look great and perhaps yours is the first Noble that brakes as well as my Impreza! (Huge Alcon 4 pots with 330mm grooved discs and Carbotech pads)
Can't they just send a trailer around the country collecting and dropping off cars on a frequent basis. I'm sure there is enough work ;-)

I'm still waiting for my Matt to tell me all about the seats he was sorting out for me.

TuxMan

Original Poster:

8,859 posts

150 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Been out in the car this morning and the brakes feel lovely , going back to my 888's as my Bridgestone's are bloody awful !!!!!!

Seat project is coming along nicely !!!!

Tux

Gadgeroonie

5,360 posts

148 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Tux do you use the stock caliper and mounting

TuxMan

Original Poster:

8,859 posts

150 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Yep Stock caliper with spacers to push the caliper away for the bigger disc .

Tux

TuxMan

Original Poster:

8,859 posts

150 months

Monday 9th September 2013
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A few people asked me about my upgraded brakes on Saturday , here is the thread , they have now done 12 track days and 5200 miles and are still superb with no fade and no vibration !!

Metalman

1,143 posts

130 months

Monday 9th September 2013
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Thanks Simon it's good to see, my brake judder was so bad I really need to do something about it. It only does it when I get some heat into the discs, and I've tried two sets of discs without any improvement.

YellowShed

583 posts

195 months

Monday 9th September 2013
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I have a similar vibration on two sets of discs/pads sets and think it may be related to pad material. Do you run the DS2500s pads?

YellowShed

Metalman

1,143 posts

130 months

Monday 9th September 2013
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YellowShed said:
I have a similar vibration on two sets of discs/pads sets and think it may be related to pad material. Do you run the DS2500s pads?

YellowShed
Interesting you should say that as both sets of discs I've used ferrodo pads and had brake judder. I have thought about using the DS2500s to see if it makes a difference. After my last trackday I've fitted new discs, hubs, bearings, pads and spindles so was a bit gutted when I had the same issue as before.