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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-28-2001, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Brakes.....Disc

Who sales the best kit on the market for rear disc brake conversions. Do I need to modify my master cylinder like I did on my land cruiser.

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spidertrax....here is a decent sight to get them although I do here some abd stuff recently about there quality and such!

http://www.rocky-road.com

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Hey might wanna do a search for Subaru Brakes...we discussed it a few weeks ago sounds very viable and easy. and cheap.....Billy~ what have you heard bad about RRO? jsut wonderin' I have never done business with them, so I have no opinion.

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I've done business with RRO and been vey pleased. He had one part in stock, had it to me in a week. The other part was expected to ship in 3 weeks, it was on my doorstep in 20 days. Plus he answered my technical questions in a friendly manner. I've had the same experience with Trail Tough and Petroworks.
The key to buying something mail order is to ask if it's in stock. If not, when do they expect to receive or manufacture it, and then how long to ship. I've found this to be true with camera equip, electronic test equip, etc. If you ask up front you will have an understanding of what to expect and when. Of course it's up to you to be smart enough to know what you are asking. Vendors have to assume what you ask for is what you want and need. I think every vendor supports this concept.

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I have the SpiderTrax Kit installed on my machine here in Australia.

I LOVE IT.

It was easier to install than my darn body lift was. *LOL*

I give it a 10/10 for quality, construction and ease of installation. At present I'm running 50/50 braking front/rear but once I have the conversion complianced I will be putting in a manual bias control so I can manually adjust the braking power (probably be set and left at 70/30 or around there).

The best part about it that when and if you take your rig to someone to have the discs machined or calipers serviced the person doing it isn't left scratching the head as to what you have on your rig. ALL ZOOK IS A GOOD THING and it makes it so much easier to find spares.

I have had mine for over 12 months now and would do it again (before any other mod) on my next zook. I drove my house mates on the weekend (he hasn't got the rear disc) and I was surprised at the difference in braking power.


just my 2c worth. I have a very detailed installation writeup on www.auszook.com

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Re: Brakes.....Disc

I've been doing some junkyard search lately....the late model of Ford Mustang, Ford Taurus and Pontiac Grand Prix all have rear disc brakes WITH an integrated e-brake. Just what the doctor prescribed [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. I'll go back there with my toolbox and see what comes out of it. I particularly like the GP one; should be fairly easy to convert (I hope). Will keep you posted.

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Re: Brakes.....Disc

I would Highly recommend you purchase a kit that utilizes calipers that have an integrated emergency brake on them. All the kits that use Samurai front calipers rely on some alternate system for an e-brake, increasing costs and decreasing reliability (IMHO).

FYI: Probe GT's have some Nice rear calipers w/ e-brake, if there are any fabricators reading this... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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Re: Brakes.....Disc

What about the Spridertrax E-brake using a disc braking system?

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In any e-brake system, the friction materail contact area is crucial to how well the brakes hold. A rear disc braking system which incorporates the e-brake on the calipers would have easily Twice the clamping area of a single caliper mounted at the rear of the t-case. I am in NO WAY saying that Spidertrax's kit is not good - Eddie sells the highest quality stuff, and he has tested that kit, else it wouldn't be on the market. I am Only suggesting that more would be better, especially when emergency brakes are concerned.

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Re: Brakes.....Disc

A rock behind the tire is a better e-brake than the factory drum e-brake. Actually, just to be anal, I think the proper name for it is parking brake rather than emergency brake.

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