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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:12 am 
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Im lookin to put disc brakes on but I dont want to put vw calipers on because I see people break them off all the time so I want to know what vehicle is best to use.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:46 am 
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1986 Chevy Nova. Front calipers
They came with a single rotor just like what we run. They are a hundred bucks loaded with pads and brackets at Car Parts Warehouse

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:00 pm 
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which end you converting front or rear?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:47 pm 
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Rear, and I can use a vw rotor with it?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:00 pm 
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Yep you just used the regular old 4 lug disc brakes and put it on there. Obviously you have to weld your own mounts in

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:33 pm 
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I have to make the mounts right? What size steel should I use?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:01 pm 
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I just use some plain old angle iron. You need to find the bolts for them go to your local autozone in just start threading bolts until they work. There are threads on the caliper bracket itself

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:31 pm 
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Can we make a disc brake subject that stays on top? A sticky I think you call it?

I used angle iron as well. Plumbed up the caliper and had someone hold the brakes to hold the caliper in place while I welded it. And I used 87 Nissan sentra front calipers.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:50 pm 
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Thanks for the advise guys im gonna start lookin for this stuff. Im ready to turn on hills:D

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:24 pm 
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1986 Sentra fronts on the back

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:17 pm 
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Yeh go with the sentra callipers brandon. Best bang for the buck. do your cutters while your at it! And your alternator:grin:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:27 pm 
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Ok and yeah im doing cutters too, alternator is going on next week. fudge charging issues!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:03 am 
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We use s10 calipers, super cheap and shit loads of clamping force..

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:02 am 
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Rick wrote:
We use s10 calipers, super cheap and shit loads of clamping force..

Can I get a picture that rick I'd like to see those

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Keep in mind that the bore for your master cylinder and cut brakes need to be sized to match the calipers for everything to work correctly... large brakes require more volume. I run 1/2 ton chevy brakes with a 1" bore MC and 7/8 cut brakes and a 2psi residual valve rite off the MC and they work great

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:33 am 
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frankenbuggy06 wrote:
Rick wrote:
We use s10 calipers, super cheap and shit loads of clamping force..

Can I get a picture that rick I'd like to see those

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any mid 80 s10 or Monte Carlo carquest #pads rmd154 $21.00 #calipers 18-4071 18-4072 $17.80 each. flex brake hose from frame to trailing arm #sp4414 $10.00 eachImageImageImageImageImage

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:57 pm 
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What year s10? And yeah I want to see how you mounted them

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:09 am 
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86 sentra is my favorite 52 $ plus pads. Can't beat ir


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:25 am 
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Does anyone have a recommendation on a set up for a wide 5? Beside running an adapter plate.

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Twotrackerbryan wrote:
Does anyone have a recommendation on a set up for a wide 5? Beside running an adapter plate.

I run four lug wheels and most run wide 5 dirt wheels adapted to VW four lug


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:29 pm 
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you can lathe the drum down to match the inside of the rotor if its 4 bolt its perfect. 5bolt you need an adapter. i have a 4 bolt drum so i cut it down to fit inside a subaru forester rotor (wish i would have just bought the porsche 944 rotors) then drilled through for my 4bolt pattern and have an adapter plate. but i figured out that you could switch to any bolt pattern or wheel and have rotors that bolt right up. but i already bought the 5 bolt wheels so maybe next time.


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