Just checking in if anyone has ordered vanco recently and received the correct ABS uprights. I'm still SOL. I wanted to order replacement pads from them but I'll take my business elsewhere.
Vanco still hasn't sent you the right knuckles? It's been like a year and a half, that's completely absurd.
1994 5.9L ZJ, retrofitted UC package, NP242 swap, 17" JK Moabs with 32" BFG MT KM's.
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Originally Posted by worldwidewille View Post
yes i have these
i installed them a year ago
my ABS is fine -- i think i was the first ZJ to try these with ABS because "mrblaine" said he needed to check if it would work before shipping. It all worked fine.
The minor issues I had were:
1. on the top ball joint, the hex nut does not turn in far enough to get a regular cotter pin in. you can only get one leg of the cotter pin in. this is due to the ABS cable holder which acts as a washer. presumably without the cable holder, the nut would go on a quarter turn further and the cotter pin would fit more easily.
2. on a very steep decline the brakes shudder because they are insufficiently stiff. many brakes do this, so it's not a worry. but it's not optimum either
3. the brake pad sits right close to the edge of the rotor: its closer to the edge than anything i've seen. i'm suspecting as it wears it *may* "go round" the edge. probably not a problem -- i just noticed it
4. you have to turn-down your hubs to get them to fit. i did this on my lathe, but most people will not have a lathe. so it's a bit tricky to get these turned down using his instructions. he sold timken hubs that fit, last i checked -- i may buy these when i need new bearings
also also asked him why so expensive: he explained how expensive it is to make such a product and i completely understand having tried to make a steering brace to sell on ebay. when numbers are small, everything is ENORMOUSLY more expensive.
93 ZJ 5.2, 3.58 stroked. 242 swap. 2.5" lift. dozens of mods.
Originally Posted by paulsheer2 View Post
I noticed your issue for number "3" as well.
I just replaced my pads and went with EBC. Happy to switch and never support that company again.
Also, i'm assuming I didn't grind off enough on the hub as my pads were very unevenly worn. Am I right to make this assumption?
Thanks everyone for your input.
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