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Vit/GV/XL7 Owners - want rear disc brakes?
I spoke with Spidertrax, the makers of the original rear disc conversion for the Samurai, about an idea I had.
I did some research and it may be very possible to do a disc conversion on the GV. I recommended using Suzuki Swift GTi rear calipers. These are smaller than front GV calipers and would provide the necessary proportioning. Also, they have a parking brake which front GV calipers would not. BTW - GTi calipers can be had at Autozone for $90 each.
For rotors, I recommended using ones from the front of a Suzuki Samurai. They are cheap and plentyful, fit the 5on5.5" bolt pattern of the GV and are the right size for the Swift caliper.
The price of the conversion kit would be approximately $200, give or take, and would require you to purchase caliper, rotors, brake hoses and fluid.
Here's the catch, they would need to have 10 pre-paid orders for them to do the R&D and produce them. Do we have 10 owners here or elsewhere that would like to be part of making it happen?
This may also lead to the development of a conversion kit for the Sidekick rear. Good news!
The list starts here: 1. "Yankee" Tim Walters