Ron, that sounds like the voice of experience. I will take your words to heart and use a helmet.Brute force is the only way! that yellow pry bar beat in between the door and quarter. and lean into it. Put your helmet on I have seen them pop open so quickly and people lose footing and head bounces off the car or the concrete. Yes I have seen it and been on the bad end of it also.
Jeff, thanks. I understand the point of not using the Brembos from the aspect they are overkill on a car as light as the Goblin. But you can never have too much brakes when it is 115 degrees and you are descending a 9 percent grade in the mountains. The scariest thing in the world is having overheated brakes and coming up on a 190 degree bend in the road with a 1000 foot drop off on the outside of that curve. I've burned up some pretty over-adequate brakes before, which were defined to never overheat for the application (GTI 320mm Baer). Only rubbed a minor amount of paint on the rear corner off onto the guardrail - and had to change my shorts afterward. Scorched the pads and glazed the rotors pretty badly. Brakes are the most important safety feature of the car and overkill is a good thing.I don't want to offend you (Tim) or Kyle, but every time Brembos have been brought up on the forum, it just isn't worth the squeeze. The Brembos were meant to stop a 3,000+ pound car and the Goblin is 1,500 to 1,600 pounds. So if it is just the challenge of doing it, I understand... but if you think you need more stopping power, most Goblin owners would tell you the stock Goblin brakes are more than enough. Just trying to save you some money and time since no one else spoke up.
Using the standard 10 inch power booster from the donor brake system - yes. Sizing of the power booster by going smaller, if keeping the power brakes, or correct sizing of the master cylinder combined with brake pedal ratio going to a manual brake system will help alleviate the tendency to lock up. Brake bias adjustment front to rear will help ensure the front will lock before the rear if it does happen. The idea is to have a more brake disc mass to help prevent overheating and the ability to brake longer without scorching and glazing. This is something that is being worked out among several of us on the forum and eventually the correct setup will be found to use the Brembos or similarly sized aftermarket brakes effectively. Thanks.DS, one thing people always say is that if you arent careful with the goblin, they will brake lock easily. So Brembos will make it way easier to brake lock and may be more dangerous.