LEAD BUILDER: Toyota Motorsports Germany and Allen Vaught
POWERTRAIN: stock FA20 boxer flat-four, TMG engine software with flatfoot shifter and auto-blip, TMG exhaust system, Torsen LSD differential with cooling system, Sachs single-disc dry clutch, Super B lightweight motorsport battery, and a TMG electronic master switch system
BRAKES: Alcon four-piston calipers, OEM Toyota rear calipers, PFC brake pads, stainless brake lines, TMG GT86 CS-CUP brake cooling system
SUSPENSION: Bilstein adjustable two-way struts with adjustable camber plates in the front, reinforced TRD strut brace
WHEELS & TIRES: O.Z. Race 17-inch wheels, Pirelli DH tires
EXTERIOR: 2017 86 front spoiler and side skirts, six-position adjustable TMG rear wing, Lexan side windows and antisplinter foil (triangular window), reinforced jacking point, and toe strap
INTERIOR: Takata race seat, 320 mm three-spoke steering wheel, anti-slip footrest, Takata six-point harness, Lifeline electronic fire suppression system, custom welded roll cage
It is most common to install a rear caliper brake behind the seatstays, but a baggage rack may interfere with the brake, or its cable. A brake installation ahead of the seatstays is neater!
When replacing the rear brake pads on the MINI Cooper and Cooper S, it is necessary to retract the piston in the caliper to make room for the new pads. The piston in the rear caliper on the MINI needs to be 'rotated' as it is retracted - which is easily accomplished with this special aftermarket tool. This tool ensures the right amount of turn as the piston gets retracted.
One more thing on rear brakes is that on cable operated hand brake systems, it is critical to check and either lube or replace any stocking cables attached to the rear brake caliper. It is no good replacing a caliper, spending money on new pads and having a sticking cable send all this to the trash can for you, check those cables, check slider ways on calipers and ensure free operation of rear brakes at all times.
|Recessed-Mount Rear Caliper
Uses 5 mm Allen Wrench
|Traditional Nutted Rear Caliper
with 2 radiused washers;
uses 10 mm wrench