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Rear Disk Brake conversion on 85 Brat


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#1 Rbeyerbubba

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Posted 12 November 2003 - 10:07 AM

I recently printed the procedure from this site on the conversion and I have a question about donor cars. I have located an 86 Turbo XT6 that has rear disk brakes but the wheels have a five bolt lug patern. Since I wish to stay with the stock wheels, can I swap out the hubs and rotors from front wheels of EA81's.

#2 Qman

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Posted 12 November 2003 - 10:39 AM

No, you can't. They are different and smaller. What you want to look for is any EA82 car. Specifically any wagon, sedan, coupe or XT(not the XT6) in turbo form. Almost all of them had the rear disc brakes. 2wd or 4WD will work but if you need 4WD you'll need at least the rear hubs. All the rest of the parts are the same.

You may want to share the locale of the XT6 as many of the board members are looking to do a 5 lug conversion.

Good luck!

#3 PHATBRAT

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Posted 12 November 2003 - 12:55 PM

Rich, It's about damn time you showed up here. (For those that don't know, Rich bought my old gray BRAT and not a day has gone by that I haven't regretted selling it)

BTW, It's an 86 BRAT unless you are talking about your old one. AND, I know where there is a disc brake setup off of an XT. One last thing regarding the swap, It is my understanding from others who have done the swap that the backing plate on a 2wd turbo differs from the backing plate on a 4wd turbo.

#4 Rbeyerbubba

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Posted 13 November 2003 - 06:58 AM

The yard that has the XT6 Turbo 4wd also has a GL10 Turbo 2WD Wagon. Can I use the backing plates from the XT6 along with the hubs and rotors from the GL10 to complete the conversion.

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Posted 13 November 2003 - 08:13 AM

Actually, you can use the backing plates, rotors and calipers from the GL-10.. but you have to find a 4WD car to get the hubs from.. don't think the XT6 will work for that.. but I could be mistaken.. I was once

#6 MilesFox

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Posted 13 November 2003 - 01:48 PM

one thing i know FOR SURE is that the 2wd and 4wd rear caliper and rotor are the same, mount the same, the only thing that is different is the hub. maybe the backing plate is different if i remember correctly.

i have backing plate and caliper from 4wd, and a 2wd rotor on my setup

#7 Skip

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Posted 13 November 2003 - 07:15 PM

Ah I think this is a type-0 but
Rich says
"The yard that has the XT6 Turbo 4wd "

I would like to see pictures of this go - mobile??

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 10:35 AM

I just put 18" wheels on my 88 XT6 now brakes look small and poop! What can I bolt on, with minimal drilling ect?

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 10:36 AM

Think I'l just pimp this car but leave the body bondo and primer.




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