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post #16 of 272 Old 07-09-2010, 11:05 PM
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great work Blaine! Can we see some skid marks to prove they work?


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i guess the days of the mercedes rotor are long gone?
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This version is easier, better, and only requires a new master to excel in performance. Plus, if you want even better brakes, a simple hydroboost install will handle 40" tires with ease.

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great work Blaine! Can we see some skid marks to prove they work?
There's a set of skid marks in front of my house about 60' long from a set of 37" MT/R's. Bring a camera.

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post #19 of 272 Old 07-10-2010, 12:28 AM
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Very cool mrblaine. This answers a question I was about to post up regarding upgrade options on the rear disk brakes on my LJ. Looks like I'll have to start saving up some cash and be ready when these come out
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There's a set of skid marks in front of my house about 60' long from a set of 37" MT/R's. Bring a camera.
Those flat spots on the tires are gonna cause vibes and death wobble!
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That's too much brake for Gerald, he's gonna lose a tooth.
I'm too short for that!

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Close, very close.

Dodge Ram 1500 Centric Premium calipers, dual 54mm pistons, 13.23" diameter x 1.10" thick Centric Premium rotors re-drilled and re-centered to fit on the late model TJ unitbearing inside 17" only rims and EBC yellow pads with a new 1.0625 master to run them off the stock booster.

One can never have too much horsepower, too much steering, or too much brake.
damn you. you tell me this after i've bought 15 and 16" wheels, tires and almost have the Vancos on my HP D30.

i'd thought about the same kind of caliper bracket to get WJ calipers on stock TJ knuckles. would be interesting.
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Very cool mrblaine. This answers a question I was about to post up regarding upgrade options on the rear disk brakes on my LJ. Looks like I'll have to start saving up some cash and be ready when these come out
These go on the front.

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Blaine, your work always amazes me.....sorry if that sounded like a nut swinger comment....
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damn you. you tell me this after i've bought 15 and 16" wheels, tires and almost have the Vancos on my HP D30.
Sorry about that. One of Van's customers got in a bind and needed his brakes sooner, much sooner than anticipated. Gerald was kind enough to send the brakes for the Savvy Unlimited to him to get them out of a bind. That meant this Unlimited here I have in my driveway was brakeless and we needed something for him to hit the Rubicon trail with for the Jeeper's Jamboree in a couple of weeks.

Since the opportunity was there, I snagged a few parts, sat down with the machinist and came up with that bracket. What's not immediately evident is it's symmetrical and the same bracket works on both sides.

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i'd thought about the same kind of caliper bracket to get WJ calipers on stock TJ knuckles. would be interesting.
Depends on the rotor diameter. Smaller rotors let the caliper bracket run into the unitbearing portion of the skirt on the knuckle. Plus you'd have to do a lot of machining to make them look very similar to Van's knuckles to make it work.

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Blaine, thats a slick bracket, but i expect nothing less from you. What kind of options do you have for the JK rubi axles under my TJ? You guys planning anything for JK's? I'm already running 17's to clear the rotors, and have the centric rotors and yellowstuff pads up front. Not to get off topic, just wondering.

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Sorry about that. One of Van's customers got in a bind and needed his brakes sooner, much sooner than anticipated. Gerald was kind enough to send the brakes for the Savvy Unlimited to him to get them out of a bind. That meant this Unlimited here I have in my driveway was brakeless and we needed something for him to hit the Rubicon trail with for the Jeeper's Jamboree in a couple of weeks.

Since the opportunity was there, I snagged a few parts, sat down with the machinist and came up with that bracket. What's not immediately evident is it's symmetrical and the same bracket works on both sides.



Depends on the rotor diameter. Smaller rotors let the caliper bracket run into the unitbearing portion of the skirt on the knuckle. Plus you'd have to do a lot of machining to make them look very similar to Van's knuckles to make it work.
Hey get to work! I'm at the shop now!

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Eventually he'll start on the JK stuff. I just need to leave one with him for a a few months so he can tinker with it.

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Blaine, thats a slick bracket, but i expect nothing less from you. What kind of options do you have for the JK rubi axles under my TJ? You guys planning anything for JK's? I'm already running 17's to clear the rotors, and have the centric rotors and yellowstuff pads up front. Not to get off topic, just wondering.
To tell the truth, all the JK owner's I've spoken with relate that there single pot calipers are more than adequate for 37's. I don't believe them just like I don't believe TJ owners when they say their brakes are "fine".

That said, there's also been little call to Van for upgraded brakes for the JK.

Matters not, I can build anything when it comes to brakes so if you think something is needed, I'll start thinking about it.

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These go on the front.
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I can lock up the brakes on 35's at 50, and stop in about 30 feet. It will stop. What worries me is how sideways it puts me. Plus, 37's are back on the table, so I'm trying to think ahead.

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