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Old August 10th, 2010, 11:20 AM   #21
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ok just to prove you wrong bryce i will post all the excact prices from my local stores..i need to stop today anyway.
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wilwood site says D52 only accept up to a 12" rotor. the still fit everything at the rotors you listed for 5 and 8 lug?
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When I did my conversion a few years ago, I shopped hard and could not put all the parts together for less than the kits on ebay.
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wilwood site says D52 only accept up to a 12" rotor. the still fit everything at the rotors you listed for 5 and 8 lug?
http://www.wilwood.com/Calipers/Cali...subname=Billet Dynalite

And those claim 13" max but they work on 14" rotors just fine... It's just the radius that they were designed around on the inside saddle area. The contour of the caliper doesnt match the rotor perfectly but with an 1/8" gap at the ends the pads are fully on the rotor and everything works just fine.

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ok just to prove you wrong bryce i will post all the excact prices from my local stores..i need to stop today anyway.
I'm not saying "you" cant get good deals.... Just that not everyone has a hookup at the parts store so comparing your discounts to my retail pricing isnt apples to apples. Either way, "good enough" and "damn good" are only about $200 apart.
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Old August 10th, 2010, 05:09 PM   #27
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If you use the 3/4 ton Chevy front disc and calipers, you can't use 15 inch wheels without butchering the calipers.

I bought brackets $45. Found junk calipers for cores. bought new rotors. Drilled out the stud holes and pressed in Ford studs.

I can't remember the exact cost. but way less than a kit.
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Old August 10th, 2010, 08:55 PM   #28
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I have about a 100 bucks in my kit. I took front 10 bolt chevy brackets, cut them up and made some mounts and got cheap pads, good rotors and calipers. With 38s and soaking wet brakes, stock master cylinder and 4 wheel disks i can lock them up at any speed. I never have an issue. I change pads once a year for 6 bucks and dont worry about it. You guys are thinking way to far into it. It is easy as shit.
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I have about a 100 bucks in my kit. I took front 10 bolt chevy brackets, cut them up and made some mounts and got cheap pads, good rotors and calipers. With 38s and soaking wet brakes, stock master cylinder and 4 wheel disks i can lock them up at any speed. I never have an issue. I change pads once a year for 6 bucks and dont worry about it. You guys are thinking way to far into it. It is easy as shit.
How about some more details on your setup?
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i didn't get to the store last night but i will soon.i will post retail prices. and yea for core stuff always hit the junkyard.
i just needed a starter.hit the yard and 20 bucks had me a good one.they wanted 230 for a new starter for 02 -06 tj,the ones from any older tj(110.00) ,cherokee or grand will work just fine.they said a new grand cherokee starter was 310.00??? that is just stupid.
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How about some more details on your setup?
What would you like to know? I cut the bottom half of the mounting portion off the stock brackets, loaded the pads and calipers into the bracket, Put them where i wanted them, fabbed some brackets to weld the caliper brackets to the axle housing, had the wife stand on the brake pedal to square it all up double checked everything and welded them in. Some stainless braided lines and some hard line and a T fitting and i had rear disks.
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yah i did mine with the chevy stuff and it was way less then a kit . autozone stuff works just fine for me
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What would you like to know?
How about; what "good rotors" you used, what calipers, what size the stock master cylinder is and any other possibly important details....
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