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Old Nov 27th, 08, 08:57 AM
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Default GEN 4 front brakes on GEN 2 spindles

who makes a kit to install gen 4 (1998 Z28 specifically) front disk brakes on gen 2 front spindles. I have a 1998 Z28 donor car that I want to use the entire braking system from, but the ball joint to ball joint distance is to long, because the gen 2 spindle distance is around 7 inches I could use it but would like to keep the factory rotors/calipers.

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Old Nov 27th, 08, 11:01 AM
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Default Re: GEN 4 front brakes on GEN 2 spindles

Maybe, just maybe, TSM and ECI as well as M/P can help?? Maybe SSBrakes too?

I flat don't know the newer brake systems like I know the old ones.

Have you checked Doug's ebay custom made brake caliper brackets out??

David L. is Doug here.... http://www.steeltechsolutions.com/

He makes all sorts a brackets!

Good luck w/ your project and please keep us posted on how you do it.

Thanks and have a H/H T-Day!!

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Old Nov 27th, 08, 03:38 PM
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Default Re: GEN 4 front brakes on GEN 2 spindles

i believe Kore3 makes and sells brackets to do just that.
or get all redneck and do it yourself- machine down your rotors into just a hub that fits into the later rotor, stick the calipers over the rotors, and make a bracket template out of cardboard and then transfer it over to 1/4" steel.
that's the reader's digest version of what needs to be done.
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Old Nov 27th, 08, 09:28 PM
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Default Re: GEN 4 front brakes on GEN 2 spindles

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who makes a kit to install gen 4 (1998 Z28 specifically) front disk brakes on gen 2 front spindles. I have a 1998 Z28 donor car that I want to use the entire braking system from, but the ball joint to ball joint distance is to long, because the gen 2 spindle distance is around 7 inches I could use it but would like to keep the factory rotors/calipers.

thanks
JM
LOL, yeah, those spindles are totally different (on a side note I sold a set of 4th gen hubs & spindles for $50!). Yeah, check out http://www.kore3.com/ for brackets, he might make them. But most guys going to all the trouble of cutting down the spindles & using adapters move on to bigger C5/C6 setups.

For 12" brakes most guys just swap to b-body spindles and 3rd gen 1LE rotors. Works great, very cheap. Search here for a while: http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=17
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Old Nov 28th, 08, 01:48 PM
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Fwiw, there is a VERY detailed site SOMEWHERE w/ pic's and all that detail's 1Le and Big Car cast-type 2nd Gen. spindles caliper arms cut off and then modified to mount 13" rotors and caliper baskets.

It's easy and is a He, He!!, "Red-Neck" way a doing it!

Me and my 13" "pdqCBB" front conversion on my 1st Gen.!

Homemade caliper brackets that fit the old big, single piston calipers and they are on my car now.

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