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Underbody braces, turbos and more!

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 Post subject: My brake upgrade
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:21 am 
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This should work a treat on a 1997 justy
new disks vs Old
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old brakes
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new brakes
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all fitted up behind 15 inch wheels
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just waiting on 90 degree elbow for brake hose and redrill mounting screw in hub holes to complete

look here for rest of car to date

http://www.uk-ssgti.com/t1069-3rd-time- ... akes-03-06


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 Post subject: Re: My brake upgrade
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:40 pm 
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Wtf! :shock: Its a good thing your engine doesn't have to spin those things! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: My brake upgrade
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:03 pm 
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disc is only 35mm larger in diameter, and only weights 1.1 kg's more than standard, but the caliper and pads weigh 1.5kg's less than standard.
will be beneficial at the nurburgring later this summer

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 Post subject: Re: My brake upgrade
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:00 am 
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JP you post whore, redline, suzuki4u and now here, all in one day :lol: car is starting to look the biz now, whens the turbo going on???

Brakes look good, did you use one of Andy's adapters?


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 Post subject: Re: My brake upgrade
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:44 am 
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yep post whore for sure, only way to get responses, Im excited and what the worls to know it (sad really these internet forum things)
didnt use andy's bracket as it doesnt work for the justy as the hub ears are 5mm shorter compared to the GTI, then if i needed to have some made I might as well go for disks to fill the 15 inch wheels. Andy's would need a 5mm spacer added for the 262mm disks but a 22.5mm spacer for the 285's and the posts on the bracket start to get real big, and squirm under load and given the thread count on Andy's brackets this is less than ideal. And I just wanted to put GTi front brakes on the Justy
designed and had made brackets (for a lot less) to suit...pretty simples stuff really.
just waiting on some hose connections as of course the brand new goodridge hoses dont fit the wilwoods, so I can bolt it all up and test it.
Cheers for the comments.

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 Post subject: Re: My brake upgrade
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:58 am 
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I cannot believe it's been 2 years since I last posted about these. But there you go
After 2 years and 10,000 miles I have to report these are singularly the best thing I have ever done to a swift or derivative in 21 years of playing with them. I am yet to find anything that stops like it does now, not even my Mk1 Ford escort race car with DS3000's compares. So far I have used circa 1.5mm of pad and negligible disk wear, and I use them hard. Which is an advantage of massive brakes on a small car, they are hardly stressed
After importing this from the UK to Australia in 2012 here is how it stands now...next to the escort ( I know some of you would have seen these on other forums but some may not have)
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 Post subject: Re: My brake upgrade
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:00 am 
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I saw your thread at Redline... love the color of your car. Could you share that paint-code?

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 Post subject: Re: My brake upgrade
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:27 am 
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Yep,
Black etch priming undercoat...Literally.
Costs 54 Australian dollars for 4 litres.
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 Post subject: Re: My brake upgrade
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:02 pm 
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ohhhh i like.


you had custom brackets made for those calipers? i would do this over the GTi brakes any day

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 Post subject: Re: My brake upgrade
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:35 pm 
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What car are the rotors off of?

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 Post subject: Re: My brake upgrade
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:58 pm 
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Rotors are off a Rover 800 V6 1986-1999
Here is a link to the exact ebay seller/item I purchased these from
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-800-827 ... 255892685f
Brackets:
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I designed them to minimise number of cuts and had machined from HE30 aluminium
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 Post subject: Re: My brake upgrade
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:48 pm 
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Hahaha looks like mine =)

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282's but i can go even bigger.. also using 15" wheels btw.
what pads are you running? I got poly A pads in them now..


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 Post subject: Re: My brake upgrade
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:00 pm 
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Im using Wilwoods own smart race pads. Were cheap when I bought them, thought Id give them a go and have been excellent so far.

PS: I think your disk is on the wrong side.

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 Post subject: Re: My brake upgrade
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:49 am 
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The poly-A pads are also wilwood's own, they are race only, but i think i want another set of pads for when i'm driving N/A instead of turbo.
I'm a bit worried i cant get the heat in the pads without turbospeed :lol:

About the disc's, no they are not, yours are :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: My brake upgrade
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:03 am 
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Disc orientation
http://shop.brakedepot.co.uk/pages.php?pageid=7
http://www.performancebrakes.co.uk/sports_discs.php
There are some AP disks that are designed like yours and oriented counter traditional but they have special cooling veins which need to be aligned properly


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