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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-26-2001, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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By popular request, Probe brakes

The pics that people request.
93 Probe GT calipers with Samurai rotors
Custom brackets welded to axle. Pics do not show how the e-brake is connected, but maybe I will take some more shots with it hooked up.




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Re: By popular request, Probe brakes

Thanks, By the way is the Probe Rotor close to the same thickness as the sami's ?
I'm just wonderin if you get full use out of the pads, or if you have to toss them when they are half worn ?
Did you use the probe e-brake cables ? Or make you own setup ?

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Re: By popular request, Probe brakes

Probe rotors are the same thickness. Pad life should be normal. I used a proportioning valve from summit($40). Crossed the lines at the connection block at the front of the frame, and took out the factory valve at the rear of the frame. I used the factory sammy e-brake cables. Cut the horseshoe brackets off the end of the cables, and used a 1/4" threaded rod connector with a hole drilled in the center, and two 1/4-20 bolts threaded into either end to clamp the steel cable into it. Also put a small weld on the end of the cable where it comes through the rod connector, for good measure.


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Re: By popular request, Probe brakes

Looks a bit tiny, dose the pads have full contact on the rotor?

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Re: By popular request, Probe brakes

Pads make full contact. The Probe calipers have smaller fluid holding capabilities than others, so pedal feel is awesome. They were designed to stop a vehicle almost twice the weight of a samurai. They don't take up as much surface area on the rotor, but trust me, they stop on a dime[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]


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Re: By popular request, Probe brakes

I would be interested in any and all info,esp with pics[smile}

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Re: By popular request, Probe brakes

$149. for a loaded pair of calipers from Auto Zone. I can snap some more pics later today.


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Re: By popular request, Probe brakes

Not sure if you stated or not, but are those front caliper's ?

Thanks again for all the info Gary :-)


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Re: By popular request, Probe brakes

Rear calipers with e-brake hookup.


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Re: By popular request, Probe brakes

Very interesting.Thanks for sharing the info ZOOK94.


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