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Brad


Rotorhead
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posted August 19, 2005 03:28 PM

WHO WOULD LIKE BIG BRAKES FOR YOUR REPU?

I have found a source that has built big brake kits for other old rotaries and is open do to one for repu per below. Who has a spindle & rotor to lend, and who can fork out the dough up front? And your input on the caliper and rotor type also. Brad.

http://www.theracingstore.com/intakes.html

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Hi Brad,I have designed brake kits for RX3,RX2,Cosmo but not for REPU,,,,,I would need a spindle with a rotor in order to start the project.It would take about 3 weeks to design,and depending on what style of kits you would need,a minimum of 4 kits will have to be sold to break even and cover the engineering costs,these will have to be pre-paid.Get together with your friends and find out what they would like,2 piston,4 piston,Vented,non-vented,drilled,4-5 lugs,etc.Thanks.
Tony.



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nwaco


Redlining
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posted August 19, 2005 09:26 PM

I'm pretty sure I'm in..............

for at least one set, and I have spindles and rotors up the ying yang.

What is the ballpark price for a set, and after design and production, will they be available for future sets or is this a limited run?

I am not an expert, but I figure a 4 piston, vented/drilled and or course, six lug.

I don't suppose they could fab up a little something in a 6 lug for the back could they?

This is really cool Brad, way to go.

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paulsrepu


Hauling
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posted August 20, 2005 03:50 PM

Brad,

I would be highly interested as well. Personally would prefer 5 lug. Find out prices. Ventilated rotor 2 or 4 piston caliper fits inside a 16" wheel would be great.

Paul

       
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rotormunky


Redlining
Orlando, Florida
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posted August 20, 2005 03:55 PM

I have to second wanting a five-lug version.

Even if it cost a little extra over the six lug which I can understand more people wanting.

I'd just like to have the option since I'll likely go w/ a GM, LSD, disc-brake rear end.


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Brad


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posted August 20, 2005 03:58 PM

price ballpark

their website shows $899 for front brakes per below:

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4 PISTON STREET/ROAD RACE BRAKE KIT 12" !!
NEW AND EXCLUSIVE DESIGN FOR:
1973 - 1983 TOYOTA COROLLA
1984 - 1987 TOYOTA COROLLA GTS,SR5
1981 - 1983 TOYOTA STARLET
1979 - 1985 MAZDA RX7
1977 - 1979 DATSUN 1200


KIT INCLUDES:

Billet Aluminun 4 Piston Calipers 2.2 lbs. total weight
Special Billet Aluminum Mounting Brackets
Grade 8 Hardware
Special Billet Aluminum Hubs w/screw on dust caps (ANY BOLT PATTERN)
Bearings & Seals for your model car
Pads - 3.25"
1/2" Studs
300mm (12") Diameter Rotors 25mm thick D.S.P.VR (will clear 15" wheels)


.....
It comes with aluminum hubs, which greatly increase cost. I would be game for using stock REPU hubs since they work just fine, have big bearings, and replacement parts are still available from auto parts stores. And that way we would not need to buy new lug nuts since the kit above comes with 1/2" studs.... I don't know about the pad material, but if I can get Carbotech pads they are bitchin'. Stop great and really are rotor friendly. Just throwing ideas out there.... Haven't looked into brake performance in awhile but I think 2 pot calipers would be fine but I'm not partial to 2 or 4 really.
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Brad


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posted August 23, 2005 04:24 PM

5 lug option, sounds good to me

what five lug bolt pattern? 5 x 5" ?
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klaus42


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posted August 24, 2005 11:48 AM

Difference btwn 'would like' and 'ready to $pend for'...:

I'd love a set... but, other debts come first. If and when, I'd want the stock 6-lug pattern, please... I'd still want to run the stock wheel centers, too, regardless of the wheel used... so, I'd need the spindles to accommodate them. (Hint, hint!) :)
If the spindles incorporated any drop, I'd vote for no more than 2", please!

       
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Brad


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posted August 24, 2005 09:47 PM

cool Klaus

but we can't get moving on the project until we have four confirmed buyers. brad

       
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Brad


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posted August 26, 2005 08:10 PM

I have asked them if 5 or 6 lug hub is an option

And if we can use *stock repu* hubs alternatively so stock hub caps and grippers can be utilized for those wanting the chrome rotor hubcap look.

I'm out of town this weekend, going to Sears Point to watch IRL do their first stint on a road race course. And will fwd their reply when it comes in next week.

Go Danika Patrick!

Brad
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absolut


1st Gear
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posted September 18, 2005 04:16 PM

I too would love to get my hands on a set of "Big Brakes"
I am a new REPU owner and the first thing I noticed is that I had a hard time slowing down... If I could get a set for under $1G I'm in. I'd also like to know about any rear disk conversions anyone has done.
email me if anyone has any info. bradc@prismvinyl.com
Thanks, Brad

       
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Brad


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posted September 19, 2005 10:09 AM

Hi Brad,

I'll add you to the list. Right now I need to spend lots of time @ work and helping my girlfriend and her mom sell their house and move, so I don't have a ton of time to work on this right now

People who are interested:
brad
nwaco
paulsrepu prefers 5 lug
rotormonkey wants 5 lug
absolut

mabye klaus interested if it uses stock hubs for wheel centers

Before I can email them again and ask if they can do 6 lug or 5 lug, I need to know bolt pattern do the 5 lug folks want? 5 x 5.5"????? Let me know paul and rotormonkey.


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Absolut


1st Gear
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posted September 19, 2005 10:54 AM

Big Brakes

Mines 6 lug
Brad C

       
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rotormunky


Redlining
Orlando, Florida
Posts: 424
posted September 19, 2005 10:58 AM

quote:
Hi Brad,
Before I can email them again and ask if they can do 6 lug or 5 lug, I need to know bolt pattern do the 5 lug folks want? 5 x 5.5"????? Let me know paul and rotormonkey.



I'd say Chevy bolt pattern speaking for myself.

I'll likely put a chevy rear end underneath her, so that would make things mighty easy on me.


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Orlando, Florida

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'77 REPU (Some assembly required :)
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klaus42


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posted September 22, 2005 09:40 AM

I'd best be clear:

Regret I cannot commit to such expenditure at this time, nevermind what I would *like*... That said, my 'preferences' still apply.

       
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Brad


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posted September 22, 2005 11:08 AM
Edited By: Brad on 22 Sep 2005 11:09

quote:

I'd say Chevy bolt pattern speaking for myself.

I'll likely put a chevy rear end underneath her, so that would make things mighty easy on me.




What precisely is the chevy bolt pattern?

       
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rotormunky


Redlining
Orlando, Florida
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posted September 22, 2005 02:05 PM

quote:
What precisely is the chevy bolt pattern?


Off the top of my head (99% sure) I'd say 5x4 3/4", but your brake guy will know what it is for sure.


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Orlando, Florida

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'91 Cabrio (Battered and bruised, but she's still my baby.)

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absolut


1st Gear
Posts: 37
posted September 22, 2005 05:56 PM

Big Brakes

If it matters, the 6 lugs are infact a Chevy pattern. 6 on 139.7mm The wheels off my REPU fit my '94 Suburban.
Brad C

       
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rotormunky


Redlining
Orlando, Florida
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posted September 22, 2005 07:14 PM
Edited By: rotormunky on 22 Sep 2005 19:18

quote:
If it matters, the 6 lugs are infact a Chevy pattern. 6 on 139.7mm The wheels off my REPU fit my '94 Suburban.
Brad C


Yeah, its a common six bolt pattern, but my particular problem (which most ppl probably don't share) is in finding a decent LSD/disc brake rear end that require little modification to swap under my truck.

Welding on suspension mounting tabs is managable. Narrowing a rear end qualifies as PITA.

A late model blazer/s10 rear end is probably going to be what I go with. Especially since I can pick them up for $150.

Even with the modifications quite a bit cheaper/easier than the recent Torsen solution posted.

So since I hate mismatched front and back hubs, I need to convert one or the other. And since the front needs better brakes anyway, I figure it would be easier to swap the back and convert the front.

That's my thinking anyway, can't say its the "right" way, but seems like the easiest so far for what I want to accomplish.


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Orlando, Florida

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'91 Cabrio (Battered and bruised, but she's still my baby.)

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jfaplanet


Redlining
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posted September 22, 2005 11:41 PM

LSD

Martin, From what I can gather it looks like a 86 and newer B2000 rearend is the same width as our repu's. I think (uncomfirmed) that a GSL-SE rear gear (chunk) will fit in the B2000 rear housings and that the axles will mate up to that rear end. This is all unconfirmed, but I would like to find out. I had a B2000 but traded it for a GSL-SE so I know the width is correct, along with the bolt pattern. Just my .02 worth. Charles
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rotormunky


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Orlando, Florida
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posted September 23, 2005 10:02 AM

Hey Charles,

I have some sort of perverse interest in all of these mutations for some reason. I love to know what works and doesn't, and I'd like to compile a single document somewhere with all the results sometime.

For me though I don't see it being easier or more cost effective for me to hunt down a b-series rear end, plus axles from a gsl-se. The axles alone are going to cost me more than a new chevy rear end w/ < 50k miles.

In my particular case, cost comes first, ease second and then other factors. If I ever get my stuff all done I'll have spent five times as much as I could ever sell her for, so I'm looking for bang for the buck. The fact that I could get replacement rear end parts cheap and plentiful helps me lean more towards the chevy rear end.


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Orlando, Florida

http://www.themonkeyhouse.org/REPU

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'91 Cabrio (Battered and bruised, but she's still my baby.)

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