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Fun Facts about Your Car Brake Caliper’s Placement (Part 2)

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In this section, let’s take a look at one factor that determines the location of your car’s brake calipers.

First, we look at the front wheels. You may find many front-wheel-drive cars have their front brake calipers in front of the axle, that is because for FWD layout, the engine is usually transversely placed in front of the axle. With such layout, the steering arm can not be placed in front of the axle because the transversely placed engine acts like a wall to block the passage of the steering shaft. Therefore, the steering arm can only be located after the axle, which means there is no place left for the brake system at the same location...

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Toyota GT86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ Will Get Engine Power Boost from Cosworth

Although the Toyota GT86 (sold as the Scion FR-S in US)/Subaru BRZ are constantly praised for its handling and fun factors, one major gripe within their owner circle is their slightly underpowered 4-cylinder engine (code name: 4U-GSE for Toyota and FA20 in Subaru), which “only” provides 200hp and 151 lb-ft of torque.

At this moment, there is no official confirmation from Toyota or Subaru that they will offer a higher output engine for the FR-S/BRZ (maybe they have planned to, but not officially admitted it yet)...

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