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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-25-04, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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Stopping a V8 Ute

I have an XD ute that I'm droping a 351Clevo in and I want to know what sort of brakes would be needed, for it to be legal and safe.

Also what is involved in converting the rear end drum brakes to disc?

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Re: Stopping a V8 Ute

There should be kits around for 9" diffs...thats providing yours is?
Ask and diff/ gearbox place and they wil be able to help you out..

Other than that its back to the measuring book, to see what has correct offsets and can fit!
Id suggest looking at a set of late model 4 port skyline calipers..they work great! Ive got a set going onto my supra.
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Re: Stopping a V8 Ute

The easy way for rear discs is to either get a 9" with the discs already fitted or a disc brake borgwarner diff from an XC or XD..
You don't necessarilly need the discs though if the drums are in good condition.
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Re: Stopping a V8 Ute

I thought the 6's and the 8's used the same brakes.

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Re: Stopping a V8 Ute

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I thought the 6's and the 8's used the same brakes.
They did. There was only 2 brake setups used on XD's. Front discs and rear drum brakes was standard fitment on 6's and 8's. 4 wheel discs were an option across the range and standard on fairmont. The front disc/rear drum set up you have will be fine on a V8 ute. My XD ute came factory with 4 wheel disc brakes and I think it is good to have but not needed on a ute.
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Re: Stopping a V8 Ute

discs are a bit of a bonus if you like to give your car a hard time and like hooning around places where braking is essential though.
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Re: Stopping a V8 Ute

i think discs on the back of utes would be better, but the drums will do fine, i had my ute stop great with disc front/drum rear.
There is no weight on the back of the ute anyway, so the brakes at the back ain't gonna pull much up.
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Re: Stopping a V8 Ute

I have a 351 in an XD ute, and the brakes I am running are DBA X-drilled,slotted and Vented rotors with Bendix Ultimate Pads and I have an XH XR8 disc brakes LSD diff, with stock rotors and pads and my ute pulls up like a go-kart. My front rotors are a bit over the top, you could do with just slotted ones.
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