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Thread: WHO WOULD LIKE BIG BRAKES FOR YOUR REPU? [' This thread is 2 pages long: 1 (2) ']
jfaplanet


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posted September 24, 2005 12:22 PM

Correction

Martin, The axles from the B2000 is what you need. I am going to try to get my hands on a B2000 rearend. Then all I need is the center chunk out of the GSL-SE or and 84-85 GSL with limited slip. From the research I have done it appears the these 2 combinations of parts will mate up and and give us a limited slip rear that will fit in the REPU with only minimal welding on the rear so that the springs pirches will be in the correct place. I will let you know more when I get all the parts and see if it will bolt up. Charles.

The Nashville Pull-a-part has B2000 rearends for around $40, now I just have to find a limited slip from a RX7.. later.

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FLIBOYZ6


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posted October 17, 2005 08:03 PM

if the big brake project is still on i would love some but i would like to use the stok hub so if the kit could be made to be used with either the stock hub or a new hub at extra cost for those who want a different bolt pattern and i would also like to get some 1-2 inch drop spindles made to go with the kit

so:
4 piston calipers would be --- awsome
cross drilled and slotted --- super awsome
choice of hubs --- great
drop spoindles--- also great

       
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FLIBOYZ6


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posted October 17, 2005 08:11 PM
Edited By: FLIBOYZ6 on 17 Oct 2005 20:13

what do you mean by a gsl ... im really only into little trucks and muscle cars

       
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Brad


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posted October 19, 2005 11:46 AM

With people wanting so many different options

It's hard to say if the big brake project is moving forward. The shop I talked to wants to use their own hubs, rotor, calipers, pads and prefer only 1 bolt patttern. Especially since we're such a small market.

There are other ways to do big brakes, even using stock REPU hubs, but that would need to be taken up with another shop. I talked to a sho who would do it; and racing season is done so it would be a good time to have them get on it........

Personally I hope bwaits comes up with his turbo ][ front hub and brakes, since those parts can be bought anywhere, anytime, many pad options, and the 5 lug bolt pattern has tremendous wheel options. Right now I'm busy at work and home guys and don't have a lotta time to take care of this, especially when there are so many different types requests. And I'm more in need of a Torsen LSD right now.

I can pitch my contact info to someone else who wants to move forward with it NOW, but again, personally I'm thinking T2 hubs, rotors, brakes are the way to go. I don't mind selling my wheels and getting new ones, there are certainly enough peoples here with 6 lugs. :) :)

Brad
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FLIBOYZ6


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posted October 21, 2005 06:42 PM

big brakes

. its a bummer that the shop is being kind of iffy
on the brakes it would have beeen nice o be able to to by a set of brakes that
would just bolt on. I really want bigger brakes fornt and rear so i was thinking
of taking on this project myself, i was already planning on slottind and drillng
my rotors myself and putting in some good pads but bigger brakes would an
alaround better solution. the only problem with doing this myself is finding a
caliper that will work, the rotor and claiper mounting bracket are the easy part
of the sysem. As for the rear wilwood makes a set of of 12inch brakes for ford,
chevy ,and pontiac rear ends of differnt sizes with built in parking brakes if
those could be obtain with out any bolt pattern then modidied for the desired
lug pattern, they come in both vented and none vented stlyes. As far as the rear
end there is a fairly large ring and pion shop in town and i plan on contacting
them to see what the can do making up a lsd for our trucks which would be very
cool
jason


       
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bwaits


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posted October 23, 2005 06:30 AM

quote:

Personally I hope bwaits comes up with his turbo ][ front hub and brakes, since those parts can be bought anywhere, anytime, many pad options, and the 5 lug bolt pattern has tremendous wheel options.


I have the spindle spacer done and am working on the caliper bracket.

Been busy building an Olympic Bobsled for a client. It shipped Friday so I should have more time to work on the PU.

I will let you know what happens but I already sell a kit that does this for the first gen guys so I know it will work out.

-billy
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klaus42


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posted October 23, 2005 10:22 PM

Nice!

...so, what will be the preferred/affordable, matching 5-lug rearend improvement...?

       
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Brad


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posted October 24, 2005 02:14 PM

cool Billy

U got a customer here and I know Dan and some others are interested too.

Converting the rear to T2 brakes shouldn't be too tough but the rear axel hubs should be adapted to 5 lug too.....
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FLIBOYZ6


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posted October 25, 2005 05:49 PM

big brakes

the rear bakes i mentioned from wilwood come stock with muiltipul 5 lug bolt patterns but i was planning on inquiring on recieving the undrilled so i can put my own pattern in them because i not really sure what i'm going to do and i want the front and rear to be the same and as for the front i was lokking at some different calipers and thinling about using wilwood in the front if they will work if i can then i will make my own rotor which will be a direct bolt on to the stcok hub but it will be larger and drilled and slotted as well. then if any body else wants to upgrade all thy will need to do is is either use the stock hub or have a new one made but if affordable is the route that most want to take the stock hub would be the main choice but for those who want a 5 lug pattern all they will need to do is take there old hubs to a machine shop have the old holes welded hub and the pattern that they want drilled in the hub its a trick a learned from an old timer who had it done to a fifties gm truck when he was younger and he still drives the truck almost every day.

       
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Brad


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posted November 07, 2005 01:19 PM

Hi Billy, any update on T2 brake kit?

I'm trying to budget my autocrossing $$ for next season. And also need to get some new rims and R compounds.
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bwaits


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posted November 08, 2005 05:40 AM

Brakes

I have not. It would not take much time to finish though. I just wonder how many would be interested with them being 5 lug?

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rotormunky


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posted November 08, 2005 08:54 AM

Re-read some of the posts on brake and rear-end conversions. Some people are interested in five-lugs, some aren't.

Personally I'm a five-lug guy. More rear-end options, more wheel options.


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Brad


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posted November 08, 2005 05:50 PM

maybe we should do a poll

on this website to see who is ready to buy and what bolt pattern do they want.

could a T][ hub be redrilled to 6 x 5.5"?


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Absolut


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posted November 09, 2005 12:52 PM

I'm still in... 6 lug please

Brad C.

       
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Brad


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posted February 25, 2006 11:28 AM

I'm still interested

quote:
I have not. It would not take much time to finish though. I just wonder how many would be interested with them being 5 lug?

-billy


Anyone else still want T][ front brakes?

Billy is this project still on the to-do list?
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bwaits


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posted February 27, 2006 05:26 AM

It is on my to do list. I have the spindle spacer figured out. I need to prototype the brake caliper bracket. It could be ready within March if we have a few takers.

The kit would allow the use of 4 or 5 lug second generation front aluminum hubs and 4 piston calipers. You would be able to run a 4 lug rotor, a 5 lug rotor, or a 5 lug rotor re-drilled for the 4 lugs.

Kit price would be $150 per kit if we can get a few guys involved. I can go down to $125 per kit on 5 or more.

Let me know,
-billy
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Brad


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posted February 27, 2006 01:46 PM

Count me in for one set.

Can't wait.
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bwaits


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posted March 02, 2006 05:55 AM

I have started a thread in the for sale section.

-billy
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