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Offline ProntoPhil

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Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« on: Wednesday,March 08, 2017, 04:58:28 PM »
Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit

Michael Olsson with MIO Engineering in Denmark only needs 5 orders to begin production of his Wilwood rear disc brake conversion kit for the Lotus Europa.

He already has the Wilwood upgrade kit for the front.  (Same kit as the Elan) pictured

I have one order and I am looking for 4 more individuals who are willing to place an order for the rear kit so he can begin production.

The kit will come with everything you need to replace the rear drum brakes including brackets, disc, Wilwood 4 pot Dynalite calipers, pads, stainless hoses,  parking brake adapter, etc. 

See this link for more information on the front package: http://www.mio-engineering.dk/index.php?route=product/category&path=40

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday,March 08, 2017, 05:03:21 PM »
Front Kit - Europa and Elan

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday,March 08, 2017, 05:25:55 PM »
 :Welcome:  ProntoPhil!! You're the 650th member of this forum!


I don't need the kit, but it looks like a very nice one. I hope you get your four other buyers.

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #3 on: Thursday,March 09, 2017, 05:05:45 AM »
What is the price shipped to,the US? Will these fit inside the OEM wheel?

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #4 on: Thursday,March 09, 2017, 07:09:14 AM »
I am verifying the price with Michael.
Price for the complete Elan kit right at $1,000.00 USD
And yes, they will fit inside the rear 13" wheels, steel or alloy.

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #5 on: Thursday,March 09, 2017, 01:53:33 PM »
I'm not trying to hijack this thread, but I have a front and rear setup by Mitch Marchi that I got many years ago and never installed. It uses Wilwood calipers front and rear and vented discs up front.

If you don't get the required minimum order, I would sell this one. Here is a link showing the kit installed someone's car.

http://www.lotus-europa.com/manuals/misc/brakes/brakes1.html

Thanks,
Dan

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #6 on: Thursday,March 09, 2017, 06:32:05 PM »
s2europa,

What size are the wheels shown in your pictures?

Tom

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #7 on: Thursday,March 09, 2017, 06:43:09 PM »
OOPs, I just realized that my reply below was not the question that you asked.  I think you were asking the gentleman with the different kit on the car with the yellow or orange wheels.

The wheels on my black Europa are the 13" factory Lotus alloy wheels.
The wheels on the Elan in the picture with the brake kit I am not sure  (not my car) but I will tell you that Mio makes the brake kits for the 13" factory steel wheels, a kit for larger wheels as well.
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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #8 on: Thursday,March 09, 2017, 07:56:04 PM »
I'm not sure what size they are. Possibly 14" wheels, but I am not positive.

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #9 on: Saturday,March 11, 2017, 07:58:33 AM »
Pronto Phil I didn't realize we had another DFW resident on the forum! I am in Denton. You should come to one of the sportscar world lunches sometime. /Thread hijack over

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #10 on: Saturday,March 11, 2017, 09:12:49 AM »
That sounds great.

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #11 on: Sunday,August 20, 2017, 12:52:47 PM »
What happened with the rear disc brake kits?   Were they ever made?  Are there any available?

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #12 on: Monday,August 21, 2017, 08:03:26 AM »
They have not been made yet unfortunately.
He wants a minimum of 5 kits ordered. I only have you, me and one other person so far that wants a kit. I asked Michael if I could order three complete kits and two additional kits without the calipers but he was not keen on that idea.  I will ask him again.

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #13 on: Monday,August 21, 2017, 08:15:26 AM »
Have you checked over at the lotuseuropa yahoo group? You might get a couple of takers...

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Re: Lotus Europa Wilwood Rear Disc Brake Upgrade Kit
« Reply #14 on: Monday,August 21, 2017, 03:46:27 PM »
I would be interested so you can count me in as long as it's confirmed they fit inside an OEM wheel without modifications.