Been a long time since I posted, but am now finally back to playing with my
TR4. It is a 64. I was wondering about improvong the braking capibilities on
it. I was reading the 4 piston caliper swap at
Everything was clear and seemed pretty good till I got to the performance
With stock calipers they say it takes 262 feet to stop from what I am
assuming is 60mph. WHAT??????????????????????
How can this be? I checked the numbers in the latest issue of C&D and they
show any of the jumbo SUVs and 4x4 full size crew cab Pick ups capable of
stopping well under 200 feet from 70mph. Am I missing something here? How
can it be? I was planning on doing some major brake revisions to make it
stop on a dime. Is it the tires or the rear drums or what?
While I'm on it, does anyone have any old road tests on TR's in old mags
like R&T or C&D? I'm curious as to how they and other cars of the time may
have performed as well. Think I will have to hit a few of the auto swap
meets and pick up some old mags when I get a chance.