|Brake Sponge Set|
|No.||15441 (3 Types)|
94786 (3 Types LE)
15492 (1/2/3 mm Red)
15512 (1/2/3 mm Blue)
|Release Date||March 26, 2011 (3 Types LE)|
December 10, 2011 (3 Types)
November 14, 2015 (1/2/3 mm)
April 8, 2017 (1/2/3 mm Blue)
|Parts type||Sponge/Brake Skid/Bumper/Rear Stay|
The Brake Sponge Set (Japanese: ブレーキスポンジセット, Burēki Suponji Setto) is a Mini 4WD Grade-Up Parts released by Tamiya on March 26, 2011. It is primary uses to provides braking, preventing the car from flying out on the slop sections and lane changer sections .
As of 2015, there are 2 variant available: the regular 3 types variant and the 1/2/3 mm variant.
Both variants of the Brake Sponge Set comes with one FRP Reinforcing Plate Set, sponges, washers, screws, spacers, lock nuts (all depends on the sets) and the 50 mm x 100 mm double-side tape. By install the FRP plate with the spacers onto the rear stay, it acts as the brake skid bar.
The 3 types variants, as its name suggest, have 3 different pairs of sponges made with different sponge materials. Each of them are in different colors, so the racer can identifies what sponge type they are.
The 1/2/3 mm variants, however, provides total of 5 sponge tapes of the same material with different thickness. However, most racers found that the braking power doesn't varies much than the 3 types variants. The red sponge set has the same friction as the gray sponge of the 3 types sets, while the blue sponge set has the same friction as the green/blue sponges of the 3 types sets.
The sponge tape can be attach to anywhere underneath the chassis.
- Brake Sponge Set (3 Type) on Tamiya official website
- Brake Sponge Set (3 Type) alternative color on Tamiya official website
- Brake Sponge Set (1/2/3 mm red) on Tamiya official website
- Brake Sponge Set (1/2/3 mm blue) on Tamiya official website