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Author Topic:   Rear disc brake kit from Speedway
Scoot
Member
posted January 12, 2004 07:29 PM
I'm finally planning on putting rear disc brakes on my 9" in my camaro hobby stock. I'm still running the factory power brakes and master cylinder. Will I need to change anything? Should I go with the 1.96" BS aluminum hat or the 3" BS Steel Hat?

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
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15a
Member
posted January 12, 2004 08:04 PM
I agree with 15a, I bought a kit with the aluminum hats, had to buy the 3" steel hats to get the caliper brackets to fit on the rear end housing right. This was on a 9" ford...loojack

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waltonjr1
Member
posted January 14, 2004 06:52 PM
Is there a #3 an fitting that screws into a wheel cyl? I just finished plumbing my car with the speedway steel brake line kit. I also switched over to disk brakes in the rear. The problem is my left rear axle has a slight bend in it and when the wheel is turning the caliper moves back and forth putting a strain on the bracket. The axle is not bad enough to change so im going to put my drum set up back on for now until I decide to spend the money on a new set of axles. What do most of you guys running disk do when your axle bends, do you let the caliper move around? Im not talking about a badly bent axle, you can barely tell its bent with the wheel on.

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DEANJR#22


rico 08
Member
posted January 14, 2004 06:59 PM
I don't think you will find a fitting to go from an style fittings to a wheel cyl.If the axle is bent just replace it,wouldn't that be easier than switching back to drum brakes?


waltonjr1
Member
posted January 14, 2004 07:23 PM
I run moser axles, about $150 each w/ bearing. Besides that the rotors I bought (from another racer,now i know why he sold them) dont have enough backspace in them. I can only fit my 2 inch backspace wheels on without hitting the calipers. So instead of forking out $150 on hats and rotors and another $150 on a perfectly straight axle, im putting my drum set up back on. To many other places to spend money on the car right now.

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racer17j
Member
posted January 14, 2004 08:16 PM
just get a stock axle and put in there a bent axle turns into a broken axle and messed up gears real fast i know guys that run stock 9 in axles and have for years with no problems and on the left side thats not gonna hurt you a bit to run a stock one another thing with a drum that is gonna hit the brakes and cause more troble then it's worth


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