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Has anyone connected the calipers on the rear axle together emer. to service to get more brake power on the rear axle.

I did that a couple of years ago. Works real good. I also added a second caliper to the fronts. The stock master cylinder handles them fine. Before doing this, I was always consicous of the brakwes being weak and knowing that on a steep down hill they would be questionable. Now, I don't ever think of brakes no more then you do in your car. They just work.

Here are some pics that show what I added to the front to use a second caliper.





I converted my front drive shaft to one piece of DOM tubing and eliminated the center support bearing and all u-joints. I put the front disk off a motorcycle with dual calipers on the drive shaft and use that for my parking brake. Much much stronger. It easily has as much if not more stopping power then the regular dual brake setup. It does require aligning the engine perfectly with the front differential (real easy) but I had to add a polyethylene support at the disk to eliminate vibration and calipers must be 180 degrees across from each other. Eliminated about 25 pounds in the process.


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This weekend race is in the Laguna Salada just west of Mexicali the race is a 200 mile night race.

For the Baja 500 I will also be there near the start and moving Erendira by 2pm to watch them again and provide pit support. I will update with a few photos and any great videos of the Trophy Trucks.

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