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Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:09 pm 
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ok ive started the brake upgrade. (spent 3hrs on it so far)

as i knew earlier, the XG has the XF steering and suspension, not the E series (even though its clearly in E series era)
...but i was hoping the kit would still bolt up... wrong but it isnt hard to overcome
the upper and lower wishbones are different, and so is the strut.

so im using the original XF strut (instead of the 2 E series ones i got)... as a result, i have to get:
- thrust bearings to suit hub/axle (since the XF style has smaller diameter)
- oil seal (since XF has a larger diameter face where the hub will sit)
- i have to make a 6mm spacer so the oil seal sits flush with the hub

i also need:
- top and bottom wishbone joints (cos the old are f**k)
- steering assembly balljoints (f**k as well)
- all the bushes are f**k (nolathane kit i bought takes care of those)

i could change the suspension to E series, but that would involve changing wishbones... too much work for when there's a simpler solution.

so once i get this spacer, thrust bearings and oil seal... ill be able to bolt it up :)

so ill probably have to put the old brakes back on the ute for the weekend, and then put the bigger rotors on once the required parts are sourced by conventrys.

even though there some issues, it wasnt really frustrating since its an easy solution, and i found some other stuff that needs work on ute, so its now safer :)
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Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:36 pm 
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if you have xf gear for your front end you could have got brake upgrades for it easier than what you have gotten.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:32 pm 
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if you have xf gear for your front end you could have got brake upgrades for it easier than what you have gotten.


Yep for around the same dollars (maybe cheaper) it will end up costing him but without the headaches and ADR complied.

One comes to mind is Hopper stoppers.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:46 pm 
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very informative read

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:52 pm 
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Hey Tocchi,

Have you but in the brakes as yet?

Also any other brake upgrade kit out there for E series that still retains the standard offset?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:10 pm 
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oh sorry micky completely forgot about this...

i have had custom caliper brackets made up to fit them.

the kit is ready to be installed.. but im doing the front nolathane kit right now... so im getting that done before the brakes go back on of course....
but its been raining heaps... so i cant work on the ute :(

there are kits, but not 330mm rotor kits i believe
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Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:05 am 
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oh sorry micky completely forgot about this...

i have had custom caliper brackets made up to fit them.

the kit is ready to be installed.. but im doing the front nolathane kit right now... so im getting that done before the brakes go back on of course....
but its been raining heaps... so i cant work on the ute :(

there are kits, but not 330mm rotor kits i believe


I wasn't completely sure either, 30 seconds later after Goggling to find Hopper stoppers web address this is what I found.

http://www.hoppers.com.au/complete%20le ... index.html

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:12 am 
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Tocchi wrote:
oh sorry micky completely forgot about this...

i have had custom caliper brackets made up to fit them.

the kit is ready to be installed.. but im doing the front nolathane kit right now... so im getting that done before the brakes go back on of course....
but its been raining heaps... so i cant work on the ute :(

there are kits, but not 330mm rotor kits i believe


I wasn't completely sure either, 30 seconds later after Goggling to find Hopper stoppers web address this is what I found.

http://www.hoppers.com.au/complete%20le ... index.html


thanks for that site... i was almost regretting my decision until i saw what they did for the bracket... thats scary

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in simple terms, the XF brackets have the caliper bracket holes at 90deg (perpendicular) to each other... they've just added a little spacer to bring the bolt holes "in parallel" to each other while using the original flat E series bracket.... scary thats RDA approved, thats IF it is approved
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Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:18 pm 
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Tocchi wrote:
thanks for that site... i was almost regretting my decision until i saw what they did for the bracket... thats scary

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in simple terms, the XF brackets have the caliper bracket holes at 90deg (perpendicular) to each other... they've just added a little spacer to bring the bolt holes "in parallel" to each other while using the original flat E series bracket.... scary thats RDA approved, thats IF it is approved


Only the top bolt on X series is 90 degrees, I have never fitted one of these kits but I have seen adaptors like this over the years which included OEM, they are not a problem if correct grade bolts are used.

After reading the magazine article you can see (poor photo views) how the bracket works http://www.hoppers.com.au/buildups.htm , I am pretty sure all brake kit packages have ADR approval.

I am not posting this to criticize you about buying that kit, more advising that your kit is not good value to modify to fit an X series, you would have been better off fitting that one to the E series.

Keep us updated on how you end up bolting it up, takes some photos along the way too please.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:38 pm 
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Macca wrote:
Tocchi wrote:
thanks for that site... i was almost regretting my decision until i saw what they did for the bracket... thats scary

Image
bottom left pic

in simple terms, the XF brackets have the caliper bracket holes at 90deg (perpendicular) to each other... they've just added a little spacer to bring the bolt holes "in parallel" to each other while using the original flat E series bracket.... scary thats RDA approved, thats IF it is approved


Only the top bolt on X series is 90 degrees, I have never fitted one of these kits but I have seen adaptors like this over the years which included OEM, they are not a problem if correct grade bolts are used.

After reading the magazine article you can see (poor photo views) how the bracket works http://www.hoppers.com.au/buildups.htm , I am pretty sure all brake kit packages have ADR approval.

I am not posting this to criticize you about buying that kit, more advising that your kit is not good value to modify to fit an X series, you would have been better off fitting that one to the E series.

Keep us updated on how you end up bolting it up, takes some photos along the way too please.


yeh no probs... i could have done a E series wishbone conversion but im not sure exactly how that would of gone :)

pics up 2moro :)
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This wa steh guy that was meant to make them for Darren!
Wonder if he still has the 10 stub axels that he sent him!

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:00 am 
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This wa steh guy that was meant to make them for Darren!
Wonder if he still has the 10 stub axels that he sent him!


So he's dodge?

 

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This wa steh guy that was meant to make them for Darren!
Wonder if he still has the 10 stub axels that he sent him!

Maybe DRHEMI can elaborate, its his mate I gather.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:50 pm 
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This wa steh guy that was meant to make them for Darren!
Wonder if he still has the 10 stub axels that he sent him!


So he's dodge?

Nah not dodge - just never heard from him on the progress, as these were the kits we wer egoing to sell on here for FM members

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:27 am 
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i forgot about this topic... here's a pic of it finished :)
ill get some pics of the brackets (to make it fit to X series suspension) tomorrow

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