Race calipers.

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by djkaplan, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. djkaplan

    djkaplan Veteran Member

    Mar 27, 2016
    Victoria, bc
    Dose anyone know why circle track race caipers like the ones in the like below are unsuited for street use?

    If you could use them they'd be a cheap quality upgrade.

    Is it jsut a legal thing? The lack of dust boots on the slider pins?

  2. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

    May 4, 2001
    Las Vegas, NV
    Usually parts meet or exceed DOT or other automotive standards but don't receive the actual certification to be labeled as such. It keeps the part cost down and stating "off-road use only) keeps the liability off of the manufacturer. IMHO...If the part is good enough for the track it will have no issues on the street. However....It may not have features you would see in a street version that makes them all weather etc (Like Racing only tires). I have more then a few things on my car that say "for off-road use only"
  3. camaro71/holland

    camaro71/holland Veteran Member

    Aug 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
  4. 71RS/SS396

    71RS/SS396 Veteran Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Wake Forest NC
    No dust seals and sometimes it's the piston material used as well.
  5. Skip Fix

    Skip Fix Veteran Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    It is an aluminum copy of the D52 caliper.

    I think dust seals is a big deal. Years ago one of the circle track guys I spoke with said the flex more than a cast iron.

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