I just installed this setup on my soarer and everything bolted up perfect but my wheel (17x8 +35) would not clear the spokes.does anyone know if na mkiv fronts will clear? Or maybe sawblades with a 5mm spacer?
all rotors are cast andthe holes are drilled afterwards. no rotors are cast with holes, this would be virtually impossible. drilled holes are simply chamfered to minimize stress. and yes, oem drilled rotors will certainly crack from the holes.
Mine was the same. I re-used the stock banjo bolt and fitting on the stock brake lines but they seemed too short or too kinked and I couldn't reattach the small 2-bolt bracket that mounts to the hub/knuckle. I ziptied the bracket and bled the brakes enough for a quick test drive before replacing with Goodridge lines. Same thing on those, a banjo bolt and fitting that will thread into the Merc calipers. They're a little longer than stock lines so I was able to put the factory brackets/clips back in place. I found the brake lines were the only confusing part of this mod, but in the end it worked out for me.
I have autozone ceramic pads and im sure i broke them in properly.i even cross hatched the rotors again with and rotor hone tool and still had it. Im going to give these a shot. Hatter did theses do the trick, any rehoning of the rotors again or different pads?
figure I'll share mine. got the calipers for about 70 shipped. rotors were about 130. new seals and boots were 25. new braided lines were 54. new washers were 17 for qty10. powder coat was about 100. silver matalic with clear. and just threw on 8 dollar brembo decals. hub centrics were 12. see pics.
rockauto and any parts store sells them as a caliper repair kit but other than that anything else is going to be included in a brake hardware kit on top of it... usually banjo washers arent included in any of the kits only in reman calipers.