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post #16 of 20 Old 10-03-2016, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #17 of 20 Old 10-03-2016, 10:36 PM
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Vanco still hasn't sent you the right knuckles? It's been like a year and a half, that's completely absurd.

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When i looked into vanco i saw A LOT of bad reviews and similiar issues.
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post #19 of 20 Old 10-06-2016, 11:57 AM
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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.
are you talking about "blackmagicbrakes.com" ??

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.

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post #20 of 20 Old 11-01-2016, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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are you talking about "blackmagicbrakes.com" ??

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.

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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