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gen 1 guys!!! Brake better with.... *edit* backing plates different


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#1 Caboobaroo

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Posted 19 April 2004 - 05:09 PM

EA81 vented rotors!!! I am currently working on converting the front suspension on my wagon to full EA81 suspension with cutom made tubular control arms. But if you do not want to go throughthe hassle of changing it all, then heres a sinmple upgrade for you and parts will sometimes be less spendy.

First off, remove the rotors and calipers from your donor car. The donor car must be an 84 or newer EA81 car so it will have vented rotors. So after you have your needed parts, jack up and remove the calipers and rotors from the car that is getting the swap done to it. Its basically remove one set of calipers and rotors and put the other set on. To my knowledge, it should all bolt into place. I will be trying it in a couple days or if I can get to it today.

*edit* - The EA81 backing plates for the rotors are different. All you would need to do is drill a hole in the plate so the small 12mm bolt will fit into it right

#2 Zefy

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 01:57 PM

this is for the front right??? i heard of an easy rear drum swap for a gen 1... i don't know if it works but it is supposed to be easy... i don't know who did it but i just read the post... he took the rear disks off a 87gl10 and they fit with a little cutting of something...

wow i'm being vague... maybe look into it and keep me posted...

good luck

#3 Caboobaroo

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 07:49 PM

yes this is just the front but you can check out my other post on rear disk brakes http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=14967 and it will give you some ideas on how to convert your rear drums to discs!!! Its really not hard at all from what I've gathered, now I just need the parts and the %^$&%^$& rain to stop:D

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 02:13 PM

cool! after it is done i would like to see pics and maybe some good instructions... :rolleyes:

good luck!




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