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    • #8305
      Ambrose Buldo

      I believe my 2007 Intrepid Silverstone (50MM) is underbraked for a TAG Kart (Currently running 100cc). 

      It has a single master Intrepid EVO 3 Brake system (Not the larger EVO3-ET), with single caliper. It uses the postage stamp sized brake pads and floating disk.  These calipers are normally used on the front of kart, my kart has the single caliper on the rear.    

      What you recommend as a good/safe, bolt on cheap alternative.  I don’t want to spend too much as this kart will end up being retired at end of the season.  Was considering an MCP system as they are cheap but think the Metric vs Standard may complicate install. willing to consider a good used bolt-on setup.

    • #8308
      Greg Wright

      Go with the MCP, Brackets may or may not have to be made but otherwise it’s pretty straight forward and will be an upgrade in braking power to a lot of Euro brake systems. I’ve done several conversions.

      Greg Wright
      Rapid Racing Inc.
      Vintage B-Stock Pilot
      "When in doubt Gas it, It won't help but it ends the suspense."

    • #8311
      Jeff Wesell


      I also share Greg’s sentiment on MCP.  We have an new chassis build we are working on here that utilizes metric components like a 50mm rear axle, rear hubs and front hubs/spindles and wheel bolt pattern.  After some research, the MCP system was what we went with.  Been great to work with them and has proven to be a great setup with minimal effort on our end to adapt their existing system and mounting hardware.

      Streeter Super Stands
      "Roll with The Best!"

    • #8340
      Brian Degulis

      Definetly MCP they aren’t hard to adapt they aren’t expensive and they work great. If you combine the standard caliper with the small bore master cylinder You’ll have a little more pedal travel but very effective breaking.


    • #9586
      Chris Reinhardt

      I built an upgrade kit for rear only CRG VEN04 brakes.  It uses two Brembo calipers, and the factory CRG masters….

      Correction, they fit VEN04 brakes….

      Chris Reinhardt

      CR2 Motorsports


      XV Racing Products



    • #10012
      Walt Gifford

      You might want to call Coyote Kart in NY. They make a 50mm kart that uses MCP brakes. They might have a bracket that would bolt right on to your bearing cassette.

      FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
      Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
      Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
      41 years karting experience

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