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Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:36 pm 
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ai was talking to one of my mates at work today about a brake upgrade for my el and he told me that there used to be a kit around that would let you bolt up a set of twin piston vt commo calipers on the front
has anyone ever heard of this
can it even be done
it would be a cheap upgrade for the falcons s**t stock brakes
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Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:12 pm 
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a lot of the aftermarket conversions use the VT twin spot calipers.
the calipers themselves are almost identical to the AU twinspot ones, only the pads are slightly different.
My friend realised this when his "VT disc conversion" on his Mk1 escort needed new pads.

To fit them to an e-series is a bit of work. Wouldn't be much dearer or difficult to do the 330 mm upgrade IMO

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:58 am 
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Heres the kit. Dont know anything more, dont know anyone whos gotten the kit.

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FORD FALCON EA to EF, Brake upgrade - Pair 300mm discs, twin piston callipers, conversion hubs, caliper mount kit, new brake pads & custom hoses., $1250.00 Bmrt St Agnes Mob: 0404 514 416


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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:00 am 
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In comparison the Cebco 330mm kits is $2500, so that setup above is a nice middle of the road package.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:47 pm 
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i was hoping it would be just a bolt on homejob thing
are there any factory calipers that are bolt on replacements for e series falcons
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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:19 pm 
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threeprepaid wrote:
i was hoping it would be just a bolt on homejob thing
are there any factory calipers that are bolt on replacements for e series falcons


No.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:25 pm 
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Sturmovik wrote:
In comparison the Cebco 330mm kits is $2500, so that setup above is a nice middle of the road package.


I recieved an email from cebco for an upgrade for my eb and they quoted,
4- piston front ap racing calipers on 2-piece 330mm front disc $4000[front only]
6 piston 380mm discs $5200

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:42 pm 
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Brakes are important, but $4000, gees sell your car so you can afford the brakes. lol
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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:57 pm 
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threeprepaid wrote:
ai was talking to one of my mates at work today about a brake upgrade for my el and he told me that there used to be a kit around that would let you bolt up a set of twin piston vt commo calipers on the front
has anyone ever heard of this
can it even be done
it would be a cheap upgrade for the falcons s**t stock brakes
you can just bolt up ford au2 brakes which are two piston if u fit the au2 spindles!

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:44 pm 
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Brakes are important, but $4000, gees sell your car so you can afford the brakes. lol


i kinda thought the same once i got up off the floor :o :o

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:17 pm 
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threeprepaid wrote:
ai was talking to one of my mates at work today about a brake upgrade for my el and he told me that there used to be a kit around that would let you bolt up a set of twin piston vt commo calipers on the front
has anyone ever heard of this
can it even be done
it would be a cheap upgrade for the falcons s**t stock brakes
you can just bolt up ford au2 brakes which are two piston if u fit the au2 spindles!


has anyone done this with au2 spindles?

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:29 pm 
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AU II spindles won't fit, the B/J's are in the arms, where as the E series were in the spindles. and the off set is different too.
I don't know of a cheap big brake set up for E's.
My brakes work fine.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:08 pm 
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If you want AUII brakes you need to swap the WHOLE front end, spindles, suspension, sub frame, everything. And you will still need to modify it to fit.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:24 pm 
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Thats a whole lota work there, 'cause then you'll need to swap the sump and pick up too.

 

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