[s-cars] System 3 Brake Upgrade

steve powers steve at thepowers.net
Wed Nov 5 21:12:50 EST 2003

Manny -

>  Anyone know where I can get my hands on a Bira System 3
>  Brake upgrade Kit? BIRA syays it will take them 6 - 8 weeks
>  to get more brackets. Their affiliated retailer QRS doesn't
>  have any left and "won't be getting any anytime soon", even
>  though their site says they have 3. I'm hoping to retain the
>  use of my stock 16" 6 spoke Avus rims. Does anyone know if
>  the RS2 brackets work with 996 calipers, and / or what
>  calipers can you use with the RS2 brackets. I'm looking for
>  a solution, sooner rather than later.

I don't _think_ the 996 calipers will fit the RS2 brackets. I _know_
the 993 calipers and RS2 brackets will fit under the 16" 6 spoke
Avus rims.

The BIRA brackets for the 996 calipers appear, from pictures I've
seen, to be quite different than the RS2 brackets.

Use the 993TT calipers with the RS2 brackets. The brake parts are
very reasonably priced - cheaper than the 996 parts. It's arguable
which (996 or 993) is the better brake caliper.

Steve Powers
using RS2 brackets, 993TT calipers and rotors, BIRA Sys6 hats...

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