Plumb Perfect wrote:The rear disc kit still retains a drum handbrake but a rear disc brake. The drum handbrake is located within the hat of the disc. If that makes sense. So essentially you still have the same handbrake setup. Sorry wasn’t sure if I made that clear.
Both points taken. I’d agree that on the GTS with the upgrades you’ve done on the front, rear discs are probably not necessary. Similarly on a Lux which performs ok as is then it’s not worth it. Though I’d say you definitely feel when you don’t have enough as was in my case. The front bias is heavily noticeable. They perform well but you just can’t expect the fronts to be pulling up all the weight, quickly prompting the ABS to kick in exactly how sideways described it.
In a real world scenario, the rear drums are always out of adjustment it’s just a constant hassle especially if you travel off bitumen.
Having confidence in your braking setup is really important. I no longer get that tense feeling especially in the wet as it just pulls up as it should.
As far as the rear disc conversion goes I’m pretty sure we can agree through the experience I’ve had and the knowledge of you both, that it would be a superior setup and pretty much tick the boxes. It is night and day difference trust me.
The only issue, again I’m sure we agree, is the cost. It is expensive! It was for me, but I’ve mentioned why I did it (even before the pulley upgrades,ecu tune and TRD CAI which I’m itching for. You lucky bastards [emoji23])
If sideways manages to pull of that setup, I’d tip my hat off to him and I’m sure he will be very happy with it.
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Rooff Road wrote:Bello. From Argentina. Why the conversión brake rear is only for models whit abs system? My model is 2.5 but year 2006 not abs. Best regards for everybady. Thanks
Sideways wrote:If you feel the need to get it engineered, then whatever your local cost is.....
Btw, I'm not doing these kits for anyone, merely providing the info.
It's ALL available on Ebay:
GQ rotors $120 pair
Billet caliper brackets $210
S/H rear Skyline calipers $150 (or more, depending which model you want to run)
Handbrake cable/bracket mods can be done yourself if you feel inclined or you can get them done by a cable company - $100 (max)
Brake bias valve $69 (optional)
Total: $649 (plus your time of course - should be a nice Sat arvo job).
It's really not that hard..........the only observation I would add is that if I was to design/laser-cut my own brackets, I would make them 3 bolt, not 2 bolt like the ones on Ebay but it's a minor issue - those billet brackets have been around for awhile.
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