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 Post subject: This looks interesting, El brake adapters
Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:43 pm 
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Hey guys,

Has anyone used this?
Are these safe?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FORD-EA-EL-B ... 20d8fc2e7b

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 Post subject: Re: This looks interesting, El brake adapters
Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:46 pm 
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Not much information from the seller there. Anything like that will need to be engineer certified for road use of course

 

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 Post subject: Re: This looks interesting, El brake adapters
Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:52 pm 
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I had the same thought...however, i have always wondered why a hub like this wasn't designed before.
I mean bigger brakes have been on peoples minds for a long time and this is a simple solution. (excluding the engineering part). But it seems to me that this method may be the easiest/most viable to get engineered and ADR approved.

any thoughts... I am keen to know about this...

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 Post subject: Re: This looks interesting, El brake adapters
Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:12 pm 
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It looks to be UPC that are selling them, which are a reputable business.

 

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 Post subject: Re: This looks interesting, El brake adapters
Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:25 am 
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Interesting way to get a hook to set.

You'll still need to modify uprights, and purchase calipers and rotors.

There's a lot more to a brake upgrade on an E-series than hubs.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FALCON-BIG-B ... 27d0499b14

 

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 Post subject: Re: This looks interesting, El brake adapters
Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:15 am 
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Unfortunately don't run standard offset
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 Post subject: Re: This looks interesting, El brake adapters
Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:14 pm 
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@MAD....why would i need to modify the uprights???? is this so that i can mount the correct caliper?


Not too fussed about the Std Offset
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 Post subject: Re: This looks interesting, El brake adapters
Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:45 pm 
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plper1 wrote:
@MAD....why would i need to modify the uprights???? is this so that i can mount the correct caliper?
Yep. You need to cut some bits off and drill some holes for the adaptors to mount to.

 

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 Post subject: Re: This looks interesting, El brake adapters
Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:06 pm 
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Hmmm...not sure whether i like the sound of that.....i don't like the idea of cutting and drilling on parts that are critical in stopping my car... looks like UPC's Big Brake upgrade may still be the goer...
i guess the only reason i havent bought a set yet is because, I want to know for sure that they will last.... has anyone used these on track?
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 Post subject: Re: This looks interesting, El brake adapters
Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:19 pm 
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This set makes no sense as MAD said... What is here is useless for a big brake kit...

What I was leaning towards was that this was a way you run std brakes but get AU offset for AU onward wheels... You'd have to email the seller... It isn't a big brake upgrade, just and offset changing package...

Otherwise yeah, like MAD said it's useless without modified uprights...

Still confuses me as to why and what is it they're trying to sell... Surely not big brakes but... Also, nowhere in the listing does it mention big brakes so this was the other reason I was leaning toward an offset changing kit for std brakes...

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 Post subject: Re: This looks interesting, El brake adapters
Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:20 pm 
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The UPC upgrade has cut and drilled uprights.
It's the only way to have big brakes on an E-series.
As long as it's done right, it is not a danger.

 

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 Post subject: Re: This looks interesting, El brake adapters
Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:33 pm 
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They are from UPC. If you note now, you will see thet the listing has been removed.

At $570, plus you need to buy rotors $200, and Calipers (VE) $85ea (Used Ebay), you are up too $940 plus postage, then you need brake lines and Pads. Also then you need to mod the uprights.

The UPC Big Brake kit is $1299 + Post.

Complete kit ready to go, you just need the wheels, Better value for money if that is the way you want to go.
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 Post subject: Re: This looks interesting, El brake adapters
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:39 am 
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You guys reakon the upc big brakes upgrade will handle 500hp at the treads?
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 Post subject: Re: This looks interesting, El brake adapters
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:55 am 
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UPC kits you can get on sale for 8/900$$ you have to keep waiting on there eBay store :)


As well how to the UPC kits go with abs ? Cos my mate was the kit with no abs and he is always locks up :(
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 Post subject: Re: This looks interesting, El brake adapters
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:05 am 
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Gprime189 wrote:
You guys reakon the upc big brakes upgrade will handle 500hp at the treads?


On what car?

Your plans on 375RwKw?
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