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  • K-sport brake kit for the colt/Evo3/Vr4

    Just out of interest for those guys that are pulling extra kilowatts and want better braking, here is another option from K-Sport (considering we do not have a great choice of aftermarket calipers except the hexy Project Mu & second hand Evo 3/VR4 brakes) Notice that the alternative is to use the K-Sport VR4 or Evo 3 brake kit. Runuts has indicated that he can possibly help us out with these:

    http://www.ksport.com.au/brand%20bra...itsubishi.html

    6-pot kit should look something like this, 8-pot kit also available:

    http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/3...4827918693.jpg

  • #2
    looks fucking sexy and 6 pot is epic, 8 is insane.

    what are they worth coro?

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    • #3
      would you have to be running 17 inch or larger wheels to fit the caliper?

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      • #4
        Those are pure porn..

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        • #5
          Unsure of pricing in Oz, would have to contact the Oz distributor. Judging by their US pricing on ebay, they should be around $1300-$1500 depending on disc size/no of caliper pistons, but that is no indication of what they would be worth through a site sponsor or direct from the distributor. There seem to be a fair few forums getting good deals on these kits from what I have seen.

          Minimum size wheel for the 286mm kit is 15", the 304mm kit is 16", anything above that will require 17" or larger and is probably an overkill on the colt.

          I have had no experiences with this brand before (nor any other big brake kit), simply trying to investigate cost effective ways of helping out fellow colt owners to improve their braking safety with all of this extra power being developed lately.

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          • #6
            I would be very interested in these... I think the big hp guys would definately need them

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            • #7
              330mm Rotors - 8 Pot Calipers - Mitsubishi Colt CZT 1.5 Turbo (05 +)
              Our price: AUD 1999.00

              K Sport 8 Piston Front Brake Kit - Mitsubishi Colt CZT
              356mm Rotors - 8 Pot Calipers - Mitsubishi Colt CZT 1.5 Turbo (05 +)
              Our price: AUD 2299.00

              K Sport 8 Piston Front Brake Kit - Mitsubishi Colt Plus
              330mm Rotors - 8 Pot Calipers - Mitsubishi Colt Plus 1.6 (07 +)
              Our price: AUD 1999.00

              K Sport 8 Piston Front Brake Kit - Mitsubishi Colt Plus
              356mm Rotors - 8 Pot Calipers - Mitsubishi Colt Plus 1.6 (07 +)
              Our price: AUD 2299.00

              From an unnamed large sydney jap importer

              Also be warned there are rumors of these seizing locked on track days, I would check around the net for anything.

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              • #8
                what pads are avaliable for this tho because my mate has AP racing on his and the only pads he can get chew through his rotors. he is on his 2nd set of rotors in less than a year. if this is the case i wont even think about these.

                i dont GAF about the pads wearing out every 10 mins just dont want to have to replace rotors

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                • #9
                  This is from the UK K-sport website:

                  When the components of the kit are worn, such as the brake discs or brake pad, AP parts can be fitted onto our brake kit.

                  Also, the brake pads from the following well-known brands: AP, FERODO, MINTEX, EBC, PAGID, CARBON METALLIC AND HAWK can be fitted onto our kit.

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                  • #10
                    Did a few reads online and a lot of people like me~ Good bang for $$$~

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                    • #11
                      You'd be better off spending the money on a CP5100 or CP7600 series (295mm) AP front brake kit than to go with a K-sport package, yes it will cost more (and have less piston... ROTFLMAO!) but it will be less heartache and moe cost effective longterm. How so?

                      For what it's worth 6 piston aliper on an R-colt is overkill and 8 is just carzy marketing sucking in people thinking that the more pistons it has, the better it must be... Dead wrong. What's important is the piston seal material that is used, (and the piston itself but anything below 6-7K will be alluminium regardless which is fine) where the location of the piston is in relation to the rotor, how the fluid runs through the caliper, what sort of mounting is required, i.e radial mounted. AND, the the biggest thing for the end user will be, at what cost are rotors, can I re use the hats if so does that mean I need to buy K-sport rotors What sort of nuts bolts and washers do I need. Are they hard mount or strap drive? Do they require a once use K nut? Are the K-nuts a certain tempreture spec? what fluid level and pressure is needed? Do I require an upgrade brake master cylinder?

                      Brakes arent as easy as you'd think.

                      Using a basic AP caliper as suggested earlier, combined with getting some dog bones and hats made up so you can run a DBA5000 rotor would be the go. Easy replacement and less cost longterm and being AP you know what you get wont fail. Brakes being as important as they are, you either uprgade the spec you have with fluid, cooling, etc or you spend the big bucks on the right gear. I'm sorry to say K-sport isnt a blip on the radar as to whats required for the right gear.

                      Originally posted by ELEGNT View Post
                      what pads are avaliable for this tho because my mate has AP racing on his and the only pads he can get chew through his rotors. he is on his 2nd set of rotors in less than a year. if this is the case i wont even think about these.

                      i dont GAF about the pads wearing out every 10 mins just dont want to have to replace rotors
                      For what it's worth, your mate has the wrong pads on his car if he is chewing through rotors that quickly. No doubt he is using a high initial bite pad which is wrong for the material type his rotors are made from. If he gets the right pads, he'll stop chewing through rotors straight away. That said, marrying up pads to rotors isnt as easy of buying some online and whacking them on your car if you want better performance and lower cost longterm.

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                      • #12
                        sounds like you should design an AP kit

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                        • #13
                          Probably should, but the cost would be 4-5K for a front brake kit by the time your done. Not sure if people would come at that.

                          It would be a 330mm 2 piece rotor and hats, 4 piston AP racing caliper, dog bones all the necessary mounting hardware with pads and fluid. Pretty much an AP formula Brake kit.

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                          • #14
                            QFM will bond any of their pad materials onto any backing plate you supply - as long as the backing plate is servicable.
                            Race Brakes will probably do the same i imagine.

                            If old mate is chewing through his rotors then this is probably an option for him.

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                            • #15
                              I have to agree whilst the Ksport kits are a good brake upgrade, they would be a way overkill for the colt vehicles.

                              For those wanting cost effective and good upgrade, the EVO 3 package is stil the best way to go. Retains a nice balance as well as no wheel changes requried and its direct bolt on. Remember that we do provide a kit of RDA Rotors, EBC Green Stuff Brake pads and reconditiong calipers with Stainless Steel braided lines for the colt. If you want more information on this check the information in our section of the forums.

                              The K Sport kit would only really be effective if the vehicle was truly a race car and cost is no issue.

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