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#1 subaruguru

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 01:00 AM

At WCSS15 there was a maroon brat with chevy 6 lug rotors on the front. is he on here?  

 

I will try to find the picture but as far as i can tell he removed the stock rotor and put the chevy "Floater Rotor" over his 6 lug converted Hub then made his own mount for the 1/2 ton brake calipers. It looked beefy and a weekend job i think i want to tackle it on the Bug out rig. 


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#2 subaruguru

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 03:20 AM

 

Said he did the swap 2 years prior to the show i think still the same pads. 

I want to do this all the way around on my rig. 

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#3 bratman18

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 03:57 AM

I think that was Splinter. Not positive though.



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 06:02 AM

Would love to see more on this...

 

I did a search but nothing showed up.

 

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#5 Gloyale

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 11:51 AM

Yeah....but then you lose the ability to use the dual E-brake setup as a manual traction control for the front.....

 

And you got Chevy parts on your subaru......Ick.



#6 subaruguru

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 12:56 PM

Gloyal, Dont be such a purest ;-) at least its not (ford) :-P.

 

I'm not too worried about the duel e brake idea, An open front diff has never been an issue as long as my rear was is welded. 

I think it would be nice to have the stopping power and with larger tires the little brakes tend to get hot if you do a lot of highway driving. Then there is the fact that you would probably never have to change them again lol. 


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 02:07 PM

Chevy stuff would probally work but its ALOT of additional unsprung weight.Toyota brake parts might be better suited.

 

The stock subaru caliper weighs 7.6 lbs while its rotor weighs 9.19 lbs so 16.79 lbs per side.By contrast a 87 1500 chevy caliper weighs 9.95 lbs but the rotor comes in at a massive 19.18 lbs so 29.13 lbs per side.finally 87 ifs toyota caliper is 10.65 lbs(2 piston design vs the 1 piston of subaru and chevy) while the rotor weighs 13.89 lbs totaling 24.54 lbs per side.

 

So the weight difference between toyota and chevy stuff isn't that big compared to each other both are still almost twice the weight of the stock stuff.I would put money on the toyota brakes with the two piston caliper stopping better of all three combos,but if you like to ride your brakes like an old lady the chevy stuff would probally work better due to the sheer mass of its rotor would be better to deal with immense heat.

 

toyota has a better caliper that offers more clamping force but chevy has a better rotor that would better resist the heat generated for long continous braking.

 

better still the brakes off a 4wd nissan D21/pathfinder would be best because the caliper weighs close to stock(dual piston) and the rotor is 16 lbs so you get the better clamping pressure with more heat capacity.


Edited by Uberoo, 28 April 2014 - 02:11 PM.


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 05:18 PM

Well that gets the ball rolling weight was my concern as i want to do it on all 4 corners as i still want this rig to be somewhat light weight but we will see. I like the idea of duel piston hmmm the options i think i need to make a trip the the junk yard to research. 


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 11:27 PM

I'm not too worried about the duel e brake idea, An open front diff has never been an issue as long as my rear was is welded. 
 

 

You don't know what your missing......there are situations where my Dual E-brakes have saved my arse......with a welded rear....it helps that much more.

 

You aren't gonna need to worry about stopping power....that thing will be so light weight just get rear discs....golden.



#10 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 11:59 PM

http://www.ultimates...ter#entry893664.



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 10:46 AM

Chevy stuff would probally work but its ALOT of additional unsprung weight.Toyota brake parts might be better suited.

 

The stock subaru caliper weighs 7.6 lbs while its rotor weighs 9.19 lbs so 16.79 lbs per side.By contrast a 87 1500 chevy caliper weighs 9.95 lbs but the rotor comes in at a massive 19.18 lbs so 29.13 lbs per side.finally 87 ifs toyota caliper is 10.65 lbs(2 piston design vs the 1 piston of subaru and chevy) while the rotor weighs 13.89 lbs totaling 24.54 lbs per side.

 

So the weight difference between toyota and chevy stuff isn't that big compared to each other both are still almost twice the weight of the stock stuff.I would put money on the toyota brakes with the two piston caliper stopping better of all three combos,but if you like to ride your brakes like an old lady the chevy stuff would probally work better due to the sheer mass of its rotor would be better to deal with immense heat.

 

toyota has a better caliper that offers more clamping force but chevy has a better rotor that would better resist the heat generated for long continous braking.

 

better still the brakes off a 4wd nissan D21/pathfinder would be best because the caliper weighs close to stock(dual piston) and the rotor is 16 lbs so you get the better clamping pressure with more heat capacity.

 

Correction. 87 Toyota front calipers would be 4 pots....not 2. Also, the toyota rotors bolt on behind the hub, instead of sliding over the studs. That would complicate the install considerably.



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:51 PM

Go XT6, much easier and you'd still have you'r driving brakes up front, and disks in the rear. Much better wheel selection two. I love mine. S.

#13 subaruguru

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 10:04 PM

Been there done that lol 6 lug stuff is far more plentiful than XT6 stuff and i already have rear disks ;-). No need for fancy off road wheels either lol. 

Cheers R.

 






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