View Full Version : Looking for small,light caliper.

02-13-2007, 08:07 PM
Looking for a small, light caliper for kids truggy.

The smallest i've seen is Jamars ,but its $80.

Anyone deal with Jamar?Good ,bad?

Any suggestions?

Thanks .

02-13-2007, 08:21 PM
what bolt pttern?

02-13-2007, 08:22 PM

go to parts/ down to the dirtbikes/ pick one of the larger bikes, they have calipers for 30 bucks and pads are only 11 bucks......cheap stuff but my buddy bought one of the smaller bikes son and brakes on it slowed me down.

02-14-2007, 05:38 PM
Renegade,pattern doesnt matter ,still have to design the upright.

Hero,thanks i'll check it out.

02-14-2007, 05:56 PM
This is the one im looking at from jamar.

http://jamarperformance.com/TheRealm/sh ... uct_id=118 (http://jamarperformance.com/TheRealm/shop_detail.asp?product_catID=Brake+Accs%2E&product_id=118)

02-14-2007, 06:17 PM
Why not just get a rear dirtbike caliper off FLEABAY?

02-14-2007, 07:02 PM
I would stay away from Jamar. *I've heard nothing but bad things other than the price. *I would spend a little extra cash on some Wilwood's. *You could also find a Kart shop and get some of those calipers/rotors. *I had some on my Kart when it was Briggs powered. *It was probably a 4 inch rotor. *I had to step up the brakes a little when we put a 100cc 2 smoker in it and I'm pretty sure the little brakes got tossed a long time ago. *A rear bike caliper would probably be the cheapest route.

Wilwood: * http://www.wilwood.com/Products/001-Cal ... /index.asp (http://www.wilwood.com/Products/001-Calipers/022-DLSF/index.asp)
Wilwood (little smaller): * http://www.wilwood.com/Products/001-Cal ... /index.asp (http://www.wilwood.com/Products/001-Calipers/027-PS1/index.asp)

02-14-2007, 07:35 PM
Bdkw1-I'll tell you why,because i always forget about ebay! [smilie=banghead.gif] Thanks i'll check it out.

Fly- thanks for the tip on jamar.I was looking at a wilwood caliper ,guess i'll look a little closer.thanks.

02-14-2007, 07:45 PM
This one

02-14-2007, 08:01 PM
i got 2 of them, they are light...they are designed for a 3/8 thick rotor, or like mike at hyper says, pad spacers....

02-14-2007, 08:10 PM
Who was that masked man? [smilie=biggrin.gif]

Thanks bug,3/8 no,1/8 yes.

02-14-2007, 08:14 PM
I couldn't afford this build without ebay!!! *4 2.0 10" fox resevoir coilovers for $500 shipped!!! *Don't get me going on ebay bike engines though....... [smilie=banghead.gif]

02-14-2007, 08:17 PM
no 3/8 just like i said lol, but pad spacers can adapt for a narrower rotor....lol

02-26-2007, 10:49 AM
This is a great lightweight 2 piston caliper from Wilwood.
For 3/16 thick rotors from 6 to 9" diameter. Under $70
http://www.wilwood.com/Products/001-Cal ... /index.asp (http://www.wilwood.com/Products/001-Calipers/027-PS1/index.asp)

02-26-2007, 01:58 PM
This is a great lightweight 2 piston caliper from Wilwood.
For 3/16 thick rotors from 6 to 9" diameter. Under $70
http://www.wilwood.com/Products/001-Cal ... /index.asp (http://www.wilwood.com/Products/001-Calipers/027-PS1/index.asp)

Agreed, I have used these on the front of my last two small buggies and they work awesome. *Mine were also under $70 each, but you have to buy the set of pads separately for around $30. *They are also really lightweight. *I also used the Wilwood Kart/Jr. Drag caliper on the last buggy, it is the same size pistons and everything as the ps-1 but is a CNC body so it is about $20 more expensive. *They are supposed to work with rotors from .150"-.200" thick, but could probably do 1/8" if thats all you can get. *I used Polaris atv rotors which are about .160" thick.

I don't know about the Jamar calipers, but I bought their "Park-Lock" hydraulic parking brake thing and it doesn't really work very well and might even be preventing the rear brakes from working correctly, but I have to try bypassing it to see if that is actually the problem.

02-26-2007, 03:05 PM
Thanks rick and bajaman,i was looking at those and the kart,drag ones baja mentioned.But its always better to hear from someone with hands-on *experience.

Im not stuck on rotor thickness either.

Do you have a source ?i couldnt find any.Under $70 sounds good.

Thanks guys

02-26-2007, 03:26 PM
Looks like they raised their prices since I last purchased a set. That was a about a year ago and they were $68 I believe.
http://www.behrents.com/mm5/merchant.mv ... s1-caliper (http://www.behrents.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=BPW&Category_Code=wilwood-ps1-caliper)
PM Doug Heim. He may have another source, but I think he also purchased his from Behrent's.

02-26-2007, 03:56 PM
If you can find ATV rotors for a reasonable price that is a good option, or I found this place http://www.mcpbrakes.com/ last year. *They have pretty cheap rotors and can even make custom laser cut ones too for a very reasonable price.

02-26-2007, 07:58 PM
We use those mcp brake calipers at work(as a air brake though).
They look pretty good also,but the wilwoods are still cheaper and prolly better.

thanks again guys.