Stag front brakes

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Stag front brakes

#1 Post by tadge44 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:22 am

Are the discs and calipers just a straight substitution with no modifications necessary ?

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#2 Post by Dave B » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:09 pm

As far as I remember they do bolt straight on, but you will need a minimum of 14" wheels to clear the calipers.
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Re: Stag front brakes

#3 Post by tadge44 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:01 pm

Thank you, I do have 14" Stag wheels

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#4 Post by Alan Chatterton » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:25 pm

The bolts that hold the discs to the hubs need to be shorter otherwise they bottom out in the hub.
If you are changing the front to Stag I would recommend you consider changing the rear to Stag too otherwise you will over brake the front in relation to the rear.
Stag rears are the same set up but a wider back plate (spaced inboard) to accomodate wider drums and shoes. It does make a difference, you can really feel the back end being pulled down under braking.

You might want to consider changing the hoses to braided ones. Stag brakes give the pedal a little more travel if you stick with the standard 2000/2500 brake master cylinder due to the high volume of fluid you are moving. If you change to braided stainless hoses then the the narrower bore of these bring the pedal travel almost back to standard.
Or, go the whole hog and change the master cylinder to Stag which involves re piping the brakes as its now a dual circuit system.
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#5 Post by Charles H » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:05 pm

Or stick with standard set up with decent pads! Makes all the difference!
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