Fordmods Logo

Brake conversion to twin spot caliper for xy front end 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Brake conversion to twin spot caliper for xy front end
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:20 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 46

Posts: 4

Joined: 26th Nov 2010

Ride: XY FALCON

Location: Rosebud
VIC, Australia

Hi all, can anyone please help me out with a little advice :?:

I am building decent horses and need to upgrade my braking system in my XY FALCON.

She currently has a disc brake front end to which i heard that an au series 2 caliper assembly can be bolted into place using the au stub axles........

Is this possible or can anyone offer me any advice as to what i can do without going to HOPPERS STOPPERS expensive methods?

All help and advice would be appreciated. Cheers...
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Brake conversion to twin spot caliper for xy front end
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:19 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 45

Posts: 863

Joined: 26th Nov 2007

Gallery: 20 images

Ride: XH Ute / AU3 V8 Wagon

Location: Bris-Vegas
QLD, Australia

You are not going to be able to use the AU stubs. XF is the latest you can use, otherwise it is a totally different design. You need to look for the best calipers available for an XF. Good luck. 8-)

 

_________________

Yes, I own a Ute. No, I won't help you move!

EL Wagon Build Thread http://www.fordmods.com/the-garage-f53/sooty72-s-ef-futura-wagon-long-term-project-t90025.html
XH Ute Thread http://www.fordmods.com/post1138970.html#p1138970

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Brake conversion to twin spot caliper for xy front end
Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:32 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 46

Posts: 4

Joined: 26th Nov 2010

Ride: XY FALCON

Location: Rosebud
VIC, Australia

Thank you for your help here..... so the whole front end assemblies including stubs and all bolt straight in from an XF? This would be good if i can get onto them as i am also shortening my diff housing and will adapt the XF fairmont rear discs aswell (while i am at it as i used to drive an XF RAIRMONT and from memory, the braking was far more than superior over my XY).

Cheers....
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Brake conversion to twin spot caliper for xy front end
Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:29 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 26

Posts: 371

Joined: 6th Jan 2009

Gallery: 21 images

Location: mackay
QLD, Australia

you could look at rrs kits not really cheap either tho

 

_________________

xb falcon 500: currently being striped for full respray
ef falcon gli wagooon: currently finishing bodykit and then doors closed respray
the-garage-f53/ef-wagon-kit-pics-up-t77713.html

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Brake conversion to twin spot caliper for xy front end
Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:14 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 64

Posts: 224

Joined: 31st May 2010

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: XF 5 LIT P/ VAN EF 5 LIT FUTURA

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

If you type in BIG Brakes on EBAY. Romac UPC do a kit that fits straight on to your stub axles it has BA Rotors & VT calipers. Lists them for 99 cents they normally go for around $750 I got one for my PV for $713. it fits well. Pedal is a bit low may need to change your master cylinder. Still playing with that part. Regards TPVM.

 

_________________

SALT IS FOR RACING ON. SAUCE IS FOR FISH & CHIPS.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Brake conversion to twin spot caliper for xy front end
Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:49 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 27

Posts: 1998

Joined: 31st Dec 2007

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: xc wag's, tnklane wag's

Location: Munruben
QLD, Australia

Have you already got Gilmers on the front? (slight upgrade over the pbr's) maybe pad and rotor combo worth upgrading, probably cheapest upgrade, you could start, otherwise next step is $700+for a upc kit.probably the best bet afterall by the time you by pads and rotors, you'll probably be halfway there.

 

_________________

Signature removed by moderator.signature must not exceed 120x500 pixles

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Brake conversion to twin spot caliper for xy front end
Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:28 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 35

Posts: 4285

Joined: 8th Dec 2004

Gallery: 25 images

Ride: EB2 Ghia,Mighty Boy,Eb1 Xr8 5spd

Location: ** In the Shed! **
VIC, Australia

You mean Girlock don't you OZBMX?

Cheers

ToranaGuy

 

_________________

I am the ToranaGuy!|74 Lh Torana Turbo|78 Hz PanelVan|86 Mighty Boy Ute|93 EB2 Ghia,GT Mockup,5spd,LPGI,Full Leather|2 x EB Xr8 5spd's|FS [VIC]: Wrecking - Eb XR8 - Parts available |Build Thread|Ebay Items - Ford Parts|

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 7 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 29 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:33 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names