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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 10:19 am 
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Yes, you can get them, but at a min cost of $1500 for a kit, which is often as much as the total car is worth, not many are prepared to fork out for it.

I would love that sort of kit, but can't justify it.

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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 11:06 am 
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Isent there are sort of test that can be done on pads and disc rotors to see how hard/soft and material there made of then u can match them up??? would be a awsome article for any magazine out there

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 11:08 am 
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The kits on ebay are useless, you need 17" wheels minimum and 7" wide max for the e-series. Most people have 17x8.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 12:41 pm 
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There are ways.. it's just really expensive.

Next time you have your calliper off, take a look at the upright.. it has jutting metal making sure that the disk cannot be any bigger than it is with the standard disk. So to upgrade, you have to change the upright too.

Also, the E series and prior is an older offset and older generally means smaller disks.

You can try to source EL GT stuff.. but good luck with finding it and not paying a fortune.
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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 12:52 pm 
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GeZza200 wrote:
The kits on ebay are useless, you need 17" wheels minimum and 7" wide max for the e-series. Most people have 17x8.


Which is why you get the AU offset kit and run AU+ rims on the front.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 12:56 pm 
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GeZza200 wrote:
The kits on ebay are useless, you need 17" wheels minimum and 7" wide max for the e-series. Most people have 17x8.


Which is why you get the AU offset kit and run AU+ rims on the front.


wont you have to run hub adapters at the rear though? or get an AU diff

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 12:59 pm 
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Yeh, or you could keep you're E series rims. If you can get them in pre-AU, its pretty much guaranteed that theyre available in AU+ offset.
Either way, theres nothing wrong with running spacers, I've had no issues with mine for like 3 years now.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 5:09 pm 
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Yeh, or you could keep you're E series rims. If you can get them in pre-AU, its pretty much guaranteed that theyre available in AU+ offset.
Either way, theres nothing wrong with running spacers, I've had no issues with mine for like 3 years now.


I agree with krisisdog, I have had hub adaptor for over a year now and no problems with them. Its biggest issue is legality.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 7:03 pm 
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yeah im not worried about the strength of them but i dont want to get pulled over and the cops going over the car.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:49 pm 
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Where are you guys getting you rotors these days? I think mine are up for replacement.
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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:30 pm 
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I got my x drilled and dimpled rotors from this guy..

http://shop.ebay.com.au/jacabpl/m.html? ... ksid=p4340


They've been great.
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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:35 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
lukeyxr6t wrote:
Ill definately steer clear of them brake upgrades then thanks, not sure what upgrade i have on my fronts but definately bigger rotor and its slotted but kind of 2 continuos ovals going around the rotor... not like your typical straight slot... on the calliper itself it says PBR, im pretty sure my rears are standard tho? i have been told its the premium brake upgrade from ford at factory, because the calliper used to be black with ford in white paint, until i sprayed it red of course. its on a ba xrt if it helps


Actually, brake upgrades for AU11 and BA onwards are quite easy to do and cheap in comparison to good upgrade options for E Series Fords.

Hopefully one day there will be a cost effective option to use the later model brakes on our much loved E Series.

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Hey Benj, I know we cant fit the AU uprights/stub axles, but why?
is it just the lower control arm?

I read on some other site (there was a link here somewhere) that a guy was having custom lower control arms made up, again at a very high price, to use the AU set up.

Whats the main difference, if its just the lower control arm, is there a lower control arm we could use off another make/model?

does anyone have any photos of the actual differences that is stopping the AU set up being used on the E series?

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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:58 pm 
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The ball joints on an E series is on the upright.

In an AU the ball joints are on the upper and lower control arms.

The guy having the lower control arms machined up is doing so at his own cost, so far as I understand, well over the $2500 mark.

He had CAD drawings done using an EB inner to AU outer and then paid for them to be machined up on a 5 axis CNC.

Once the final design is done, he hope to get a group buy set up for others to be able to purchase their own hybrid lower control arms for around the $1200 mark per set.

This would allow owners to use what ever brake combo they wish from AU11 onwards, and you will have AU offset too.

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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:43 pm 
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You just would never get me to use dba rotors ,ever......i use brembo rotors or nothing on the front of my ed ....had 2 sets of dbas before..front and rear ....great if you like shudder after only a few 1000ks
Yes the seals were seated correctly...yes there were new pads fitted...yes they were run in correctly
yes I used new bearings and set them correctly....since the brembos no probs..ever !!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:58 pm 
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where did you get the brembo rotors for an ed??
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