Stopping the FG Truck

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hello guy, I've been reading up on front brakes cause as I understand it the brake on the FG is pretty crappy?

I'm wondering if there's a better rear brake out there. I cannot afford the front ones and also it seems to be more parts that can brake when I bash.

thnx for reading.
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YEs there is a better way, if your still running the fiberglass (original) one, change it over to the alloy gear plate (side plate where the clutch sits) and get the 97 brake with all upps to it, if you need, ill post the brake im runing in here, took me 5 weeks and 3 fiberglass discs in the trash to figure out, that the stock brake is trash. greets
 
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YEs there is a better way, if your still running the fiberglass (original) one, change it over to the alloy gear plate (side plate where the clutch sits) and get the 97 brake with all upps to it, if you need, ill post the brake im runing in here, took me 5 weeks and 3 fiberglass discs in the trash to figure out, that the stock brake is trash. greets
just found out, that i cant find the whole kit in germany no more, so it would be all single numbers, see if you can get the tuning kit for the 97 brake, otherwise ill post all the numbers here for you.
 
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thanx, not sure I follow u though. the 97 brake?
plz post screenie if you can.

tyvm \ Gus
 

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There is another trick you can do to tighten up the stock rear brakes if you can't afford the upgrades at the moment:

On the gear carrier which is the item that holds the small gear, the large gear and the brakes all together, there are two small holes that line up behind the 1st metal brake disk. Dill those holes all the way through if not already drilled out. Take two allen headed grub screws and screw them into the holes. This will allow you to adjust the back metal brake plate closer to the 1st disk, which allows for better adjustment and more pressure to the brake pads on both sides.:)

The upgrades are a good idea in the near future!
 

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I'll be coming out with a low cost $85, set of Tuned brakes for the FG line-up. I'm just about to start shipping them for the Baja, so I'll have some time to start figuring them out for the FG.
 
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that sounds great!

with my luck you will have the brakes rdy befor i get the engine started :helpsmilie:

just got home from work so i need a few hours of sleep then ill try gettin the motor started and also ill see if i can add some pictures :)
 

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when you eventually go for front brakes i would recommend hydros namely kpd's mark 3 hydros very affordable and used alot in competition as well.
 

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cyclops,

I too was looking at the items over at Python Motor Sports - you say we need the last three items? Is this correct or do we just need the last item (fg#8449) and third from last item (fg#7474)?

-Michael
You need the two 7474 & 7497.
The 8449 is optional but in my opinion is a good upgrade. With it you will get a metal brake disk a better set of real type break pads and two aluminum fittings which will replace the plastic ones. All in all I like the set up for rear braking and with the MT front cable brakes I'm happy with the braking.:)
 

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cyclops,

I too was looking at the items over at Python Motor Sports - you say we need the last three items? Is this correct or do we just need the last item (fg#8449) and third from last item (fg#7474)?





-Michael
Woodie .. pm Chop suey .. i think he will or has some of his custom ones .. that is the gear carrier and brake mounts all outta one piece of 6061 alloy .. i have seen it and DOES look sweet .. but i already have mine completely upgraded otther wise i'd be all over his like white on rice !!
then you'lll just need to buy the steel disk upgrade .. ?forget part number ! but on pythongs its the last one on the bottom of tyhe page ..
 

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Woodie .. pm Chop suey .. i think he will or has some of his custom ones .. that is the gear carrier and brake mounts all outta one piece of 6061 alloy .. i have seen it and DOES look sweet .. but i already have mine completely upgraded otther wise i'd be all over his like white on rice !!
then you'lll just need to buy the steel disk upgrade .. ?forget part number ! but on pythongs its the last one on the bottom of tyhe page ..
I would agree some real great work put into his stuff. I think these are the photos of his artistry.
 

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Thought so, man I can feel the jealousy flowing through my veins when I see his work. I sure wish I could do stuff like that.:cool2:
Talk about not worrying if you break a part.
 
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