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Thread: Turbo 2 brake kits for REPU"!!!!! [' This thread is 2 pages long: (1) 2 ']
micah


Hauling
Posts: 167
posted July 07, 2008 06:43 PM

Turbo 2 brake kits for REPU"!!!!!

OK, who is interested in getting rx7 turbo 2 brakes for the repu, Juan my sponsor is working on them now. He wants to know how many peeps want in and what lug pattern would you want, 5 or 6? Myself i want 5. Also if your intested in slotted rotors or something like that , powder coating, braided lines etc. He will have different prices depending on the options. Group buys are welcome....I will have more on them later, the more peeps that are interested the better,,,,,thanks guys!!! cmon now,,,stopping powah!!!!

       
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jfaplanet


Redlining
Posts: 356
posted July 07, 2008 08:09 PM

Me, 6 lug for sure
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micah


Hauling
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posted July 07, 2008 08:25 PM

Cool, He will give me prices to post soon, but wants to know for sure if anyone is interested. thanks


       
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tom93r1


Redlining
Posts: 458
posted July 07, 2008 09:14 PM

I assume this is the 4-pot front caliper and a modified hub assembly of some sort with vented disk? Very interesting, am very curious as to the price but I may be interested.
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Weber 48DCO
Racing Beat Header
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resonator/amplifier
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paulsrepu


Hauling
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posted July 07, 2008 11:02 PM

I am very interested. 5 lug for me please, but will consider 6 lug.

       
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tom93r1


Redlining
Posts: 458
posted July 08, 2008 08:19 AM

Forgot to add, 6-lug is what I would want... unless this is for all 4 corners with rear disks? Then I might consider 5.

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Brad


Rotorhead
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posted July 08, 2008 08:54 AM

excellent

6 lug for me
braided lines
powdercoat calipers and brackets? sure.

Is this front only or front and rear. If also rear we'll need another master cylinder as a m/c for drums retains residual pressure which will lock up a disc brake while driving. Plus the fluid resivoir will need to be bigger for rear discs.

How much will this change the tire track width, and is it an aluminum hub + rotor or the spindle slip-on like what billy does?

Also we should consider installing a bigger power brake booster as REPU uses a 7" diaphragm and T][ 9.5". Increased Pedal pressure is what 1st gen Rx7 owners talk about when doing a T][ brake upgrade.

Lots of things to consider and I'm very happy someone is doing this project.
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micah


Hauling
Posts: 167
posted July 08, 2008 09:43 AM
Edited By: micah on 8 Jul 2008 09:58

Yes, we are talking 4 pistons,,also front only for now,, He has done this swap on other vehicles already but not the repu. I'm getting mine possibly in powdered coated red. He will rebuild the calipers and I"ll be getting drilled or slotted rotors, not sure yet which,,, so keep those comments and ideas comming. Thanks for the replys guys , this helps so much. and oh yes brad I'll give him that info!! Hmmm more peeps are interested in the 6 lug I see.


       
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repumax


Redlining
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posted July 08, 2008 10:42 AM

Yes, 5 lug.

       
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sparky


Redlining
Posts: 299
posted July 08, 2008 03:34 PM

Definitley interested depending on cost. Not sure on lugs. Need to know details soon. In the middle of ripping apart REPU and need to replace brake booster.

       
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repuzentn


Redlining
Posts: 225
posted July 08, 2008 05:45 PM

Kool! Depending on price; 5 lug, slotted rotors, powder-coated, and of course braided lines.
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micah


Hauling
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posted July 10, 2008 02:42 PM

Hi!, will be posting pics of Juan's past work so you can see what I've seen, real soon now guys

       
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Klaus45


Redlining
On two wheels
Posts: 218
posted July 10, 2008 10:38 PM

I might consider...

...trading a parts/project REPU for a set or two... (6-lug, natch).

       
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Draggin_2600i


Redlining
Posts: 235
posted July 14, 2008 09:05 PM

i would just like an adapter to be able to use all the original T2 hardware, you are thinking right down my alley Micah, I went to the wrecking yard to get a set so i could measure them out and see what i might work out with a machine shop. Sadly no 4 pot seconds gens were there.. i know for the first gen sevens they make a similar kit and i cross referenced some of the bearings .. basically i want to be able to use existing FC parts to help simplify the maintenance.

       
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micah


Hauling
Posts: 167
posted July 15, 2008 12:24 PM

Yep, just some fab on the arms and when juan gets it down he just wants to get them cnc'd and wallah, brake kits for repu's.

       
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vincenzol


Revvin Up
Posts: 76
posted July 28, 2008 03:18 PM

Any updates on this? I'd be happy with 6 lug, but just like Brad said, it would require much more work than just slapping on some calipers if it were to be done right.

Might want to see if Billy from RE-speed is still planning on releasing his TII/REPU brake kit of not since he already caters to the old scool RX market.

-Vince
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micah


Hauling
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posted July 28, 2008 09:16 PM

Juan is still working on them ,,,,still busy, running shop and all.....keep ya posted

       
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VincenzoL


Revvin Up
Posts: 76
posted July 28, 2008 11:51 PM

Micah,

Ever thought of using Isuzu TROOPER rear discs? Maybe Juan can make some adapters for them to work? The Trooper is already 6 lug and paired with a set of TII front calipers/vented discs would be an awesome brake package. Actually, to help make the R&D even more simple, how about a package like this:

-FC RX7 4 piston front caliper w/ modified bracket for front brakes, rotor undecided

-FC RX7 rear caliper w/ modified bracket to fit rear axle using rear dics from a Trooper or other 6 lug truck

-FC RX7 brake booster, master cylinder, and proportioning valve

-parking brake cables will have to be addressed later

-measure all of a stock FC RX7s brakes hard lines to see if the REPU would need more/less to hold the some volume of fluid

^Hopefully by using all the FC RX7 brake components you can have similar brakes in our old trucks. IIRC the FC RX7s weigh right around what our REPUs do, 2800 lbs. This is an idea I've had floating around for a while but just haven't had time to mess with.

-Vince
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micah


Hauling
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posted July 31, 2008 06:24 PM

Brakes are up and moving guys, Juan does not want me to say yet till done. Look for an update within the week, and yes, he's doing the rear brakes also.....

       
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VincenzoL


Revvin Up
Posts: 76
posted July 31, 2008 08:53 PM
Edited By: VincenzoL on 31 Jul 2008 20:56

Sweet! If you don't mind me asking (and I don't think I saw it posted earlier in the thread) what shop is Juan affiliated with? I'm curious since the old school rotary community is pretty small. Wondering if I might now them. :)

BTW: that was post #69 for me. Good luck omen perhaps? LOL!
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