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Old 07-18-02, 12:00 AM
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Question bigger 1st gen brakes?

Anyone know where I can get bigger brake rotors and better calipers for a 1982 base model? Have 16" REAL race wheels and need bigger front brakes.
Thanks for any help
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Old 07-18-02, 02:46 AM
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check out guru motorsports. they sell a 4 pot from caliper kit that uses the same bolt pattern so yo can keep your current wheels. its about 800$ us for the bolt on kit no clue on how long it owuld take for you to get it or anything
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Old 07-18-02, 09:58 PM
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Cool, Thanks
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I went to guru and they said no gots. Help
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The easiest and cheapest upgrade is to put the brakes from an '84-'85 GSL-SE on the car. If you find that to still not be enough, you might want to check with Wilwood about a custom application. Just keep in mind, you can spend $1000-6000 real quick on custom racing brakes.
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Old 07-26-02, 10:54 AM
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You can check Max's site for some 12"Rotors and 4pistons calipers.
http://max7.rx-7.org/modifications/BigBrakes/index.htm
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never enough

I better start saving. . .
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One more idea.
I am planning on trying to take a set of GSL-SE front brakes and putting them on my non-SE. In know that these brakes are 26mm wider than my non-SE, but I think I can make it work.

I am running 14" 83 limited wheels now, so the SE rotors will fit. (They also fit inside my 13" steel wheels with race rubber). I have to run 1/4" (about 6mm) spacers on the fronts now, and I have more room.

My plan is to see if I can cut the SE rotor back 13mm and re-drill the rotor to the 110mm bolt pattern.

Here is how I add it up: cut the rotor 13mm thinner on the bolt up face, I rub now with 6mm spacer, I think I could go 6mm more and be ok. 13+6+6=26mm

So, that is my plan. What do you think?
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the gsl-se spindle is longer. the bearings are the same (12a and gsl-se) but the se is spaced further apart

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Hmmmm, I did not think of that. Is there a way to get around that?

Maybe re-cutting the bearing seat in the GSL-SE rotor so that the bearings distance is the same as the Non-SE.

Could it work? Got another thought?
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u can just convert the whole thing to the GSL-SE
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Yes, I could but I would prefer to not make that choge.
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Guru, here on the board, converted the 2nd gen 5 lug spindles, brakes and all that over to a first gen a while back. I havent heard anymore from it, whether its finished or not. I think its one of the things he wants to put the final touches on and make a kit for. If thats what your looking for PM him and see how far he is with it
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Great, thanks for the info. I will drop him a line.
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