Bob - would you be open to summarizing your parking brake upgrade along with part numbers and sourcing info to add to the SLC wiki? I think this would make a fantastic addition and, frankly, between the hand brake and e-stopp solutions, neither is all that great. This looks like it could benefit the entire community.Works really well !! Used one controller for each side so if one fails you still have one working.
I have the "force" amperage set almost at it's minimum setting and it's great !
I used the stock Camaro rotors that came with the kit. I also could not find "new" parts. Replacement pads are available, but electric calipers were nice used units from the West Coast.Bob
Thanks for getting back. How much current do they pull each when set "almost" at minimum?
The controller is adjustable from 10 to 30 amps. I used #10 wire (didn't need to) and the 10amps locks the rotor SOLID.
Also what diameter and thickness are your rotors/discs? Mine are 330mm x 28mm, looking at spec of some Tesla rear discs I see they go up to 365mm and 32mm thick in some cases. Clearance I am sure will be ok, just wondering if there will be enough travel, I guess worst case the pads get replacement before they would normal be due.
My next challenge is to find a new pair of calipers. In the UK if you want your home built car registered as new you have to use all new parts and provide the evidence (bills). You are allowed 1 major item to be reused but it has to be refurbished as new, in my case that is the transaxle. so will have to find a source of new Tesla/Brembo parts but they seem very difficult to come by in the UK. In fact searching globally nothing is coming up so far. Tesla parts look to be available to trade only, and probably their approved fitters etc.
Scott, when you say you have the HiSpecs, how far down the road are you? all wired up and working ?I have the HiSpecs, so let me know if you need any measurements