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Old 08-25-2004, 03:33   #1 (permalink)
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When you need to drop the anchors!!!

have any of you clevo boys modified your brakes after dropping a V8 heart in your vehical? I posted on the brakes forum but thier being anti-social over there.

I want to know what I need to do to get my ute legal, also what's involved in changing the drum brakes on the rear of the ute to disc for better stopping power.

I've got 14in dragway rims and stock brakes, what discs and pads should I use?

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Old 08-25-2004, 03:55   #2 (permalink)
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Re: When you need to drop the anchors!!!

The front brakes in an XD V8 are the same as a 6. I got some XF alloy calipers brand new with genuine ford pads for about $90 each side. I thought that was a bargain. I got some slotted/drilled discs and it stops very good. Also, for the rear, all you do is fit a disc diff. The brake booster ect is ready for either drum or disc from the factory. I fitted a 9 inch disc brake diff, and ran my borg warner calipers. I fitted the XB 9 inch disc diff, with the old weird calipers that had the very large handbrake brackets hanging off the calipers. I fitted the borgwarner calipers by swapping the 9 inch floating calliper carriers from left to right/right to left. The callipers then sit at the rear of the diff instead of the front. Sounds confusing but is strait forward.
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How much did you pay for the diff?
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You had better get some line lockers if ur thing is a auto and u like ur wheel spinning. my mate had a 351 auto xe ute and had a disc diff and the thing wouldn't budge with the brakes and the gas on at the same time so if u want stopping pwr thats the way to go. I paid $300 for an xc gxl one and it was complete and lsd, I think I was just lucky!
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It's a manual mate, doesn't feel like I'm driving the car without that 3rd pedal
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hehehe Ziggy your mate mustn't have enough power. I have no troubles with my disc arse end.

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Disc's dont hold that well. I once did a fairly long burnout to match this holden, and when i stopped and oxygen got between the pads and disc, it cuaght on fire for a minute or so. A quick run down the road put it out, luckily.
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Re: When you need to drop the anchors!!!

got a xf ute myself. have droped in a 351 and a 9" with disc's (did have drums). now it is quite easy to lock up the rears. turns out i need a proportional valve (sorry 4 spelling). but they aint cheep. so i have been suggested to buy a xf ghia or something that had 4 wheel disc's master cylinder and use that. just my experience
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falcon master cylinders run a proportioning valve built into them, so no need for an aftermarket one
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i thought the proportioning valve's ratio had to be changed......... mabye im just mixing up diffrent things i've been told. anyways
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