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Thanks for any insights. I've had good experiences with Lee, Dave V. and Jeff I. over the years. I'm going to get something smaller for the rear rather than Lee's kit (which will be up front).

IE and Aardvarc offer a parking brake version (looks like solid rotor from pics) and IE also has a version with a vented rotor and aluminum caliper (and no parking brake).

Do any of these kits still require removing caliper to bleed?

Any comments on difficulty of sourcing replacement rotors, variety of pad choices, etc. Any other thoughts?

Thanks,

mike

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Jason, I read about your thought process and final creation during my searches and was impressed. I'm not worthy-- I'll just go ahead and remove the caliper 4x per year to bleed! Really, great job by you.

The rear brake picture (below) from IE's site looks like the bleed screw is pointing north...kinda.

This is different than before, see John's car in 3rd post:

http://www.bmw2002faq.com/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,57/page,viewtopic/t,316454/highlight,rear+disk+brakes/

I'll ask Jeff if this is something new.

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Jason, I read about your thought process and final creation during my searches and was impressed. I'm not worthy-- I'll just go ahead and remove the caliper 4x per year to bleed! Really, great job by you.

The rear brake picture (below) from IE's site looks like the bleed screw is pointing north...kinda.

This is different than before, see John's car in 3rd post:

http://www.bmw2002faq.com/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,57/page,viewtopic/t,316454/highlight,rear+disk+brakes/

I'll ask Jeff if this is something new.

The set up is Todd21's baby. I can't take the credit. The concept is to have a caliper in a stock-ish position similar to the front, correct the bleeder positioning, and have an e-brake. Done and done.

As far as stopping power, it's been a performer for my driving style. That's all I know. I love it.

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I had IE rear brake with what I think was a volkswagen caliper and just replaced it with their Wilwood setup. It should be easy to bleed and seems like a more well thought out design than their old rear kit. It seems like it would be a good complement to Lee's front kit.

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