Originally Posted by SiX_iN_a_RoW
Thanks for the info man,
I have managed to track down XR fairmont disc brake stub axles, im now searching for some calipers to suit ( ZB/C or XR/T. I may have an XT dual circuit and VH40 lined up also.
which diff would be best suited to this application? Im unsure of the strength of the original Borg Warner
Do you have any pics of your ute, it looks almost the same as mine in that pic!
The ute in my avatar met an unfortunate end when we rolled it a couple of years ago after an axle parted company with the diff at 100Km/h. Ive since bought another XT, transferred all the running gear and got it engineered for the floor shift etc. Its currently in the panelbeaters getting sprayed Zircon green. The original ute was Malachite green which is a Holden colour.
My suggestion regarding the stub axles would be to get an entire assembly from an XF and change the outer tie rod ends to suit. It's a simple conversion and you get alloy calipers and ventilated disks. the only gotcha is that you will need big centre wheels on the later disks. If you really want to keep the small centre wheels the stub axles from an xw - early xb will work with XF calipers.
attached are a couple of pix of the ute
Re the diff, Im still running the original b/w unit. I ve currently got a 3.55 ratio which is OK with the five speed supra box but I will get a 2.92 or possibly a 3.23 eventually. the green ute had a single rail and a 2.92 and I never managed to break them. The 2.92 eventually got a bit noisy and I replaced it with another 3.55 which was the one that lost the axle. I would recommend replacing your rear bearings with sealed ones and putting a thicker retaining coller on at the same time. Losing a wheel isnt a pleasant experience.