The parking brake as designed for our cars SUCKS. I recently upgraded my brakes to larger rotors paired with 88 calipers all around. The parking brake on the 88 system is extra junk. My 87 calipers were tolerable (because at least they worked) but my 88s do not. And before you go throwing a bunch of links my way, YES I have reviewed the article on Ogre's cave, YES I have searched and read MANY threads on how to adjust the calipers. YES I have followed EVERY guide I've seen to the letter, including contradicting information. NO, none of them have worked. My parking brake still doesn't work, it's still junk.
So that leads me to researching alternatives. What I think I'm going to do is put a pair of 88 front calipers in the rear. Obviously this deletes the parking brake so I need an alternative. I'm looking at the Wilwood MC4 or similar mechanical parking brake. Linkhttps://www.summitracing.co...0-12069-bk/overview/
The idea is I would put the Wilwood caliper on its own custom built bracket. I have already deleted the dust guards from behind the rotors, so I'm thinking I will use those mounting points (or somewhere else on the knuckle). This would position the brake where it needs to be, and if I need to put an extension cable on the OE cable that's no problem.
So here are my questions
1. Has anyone used a system like this-- thoughts?
2. Should I put a parking brake on BOTH rear wheels, or is one sufficient? I don't have a problem spending the extra money if necessary, but if it's absolutely unnecessary I won't spend it.
3. If I go with one wheel, does it matter which one? The obvious choice would be the LR as it's closest to the handle, and I could delete the majority of brake cabling and just run a straight shot to the left.
4. Unknowns-- what do I need to know about this job that I don't already know?