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Old September 29th, 2020, 23:36
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Re: VANCO Big Brakes and U Turn steering

for the price of that kit why not just do wilwoods and get 4 piston calipers?
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Old September 30th, 2020, 07:50
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for the price of that kit why not just do wilwoods and get 4 piston calipers?

I had never heard of wilwoods. I am now hesitant to even look cause I don’t want to find out that could have been a better cheaper option for me!
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Old September 30th, 2020, 09:46
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Wilwoods been around forever and are best known for their race brakes.
https://www.wilwood.com/BrakeKits/BrakeKitsProdFront?itemno=140-12576-DR&year=2000&make=Jeep&model=Cherokee&option=Req.+ conversion+to+87-89+YJ+front+spindles
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Old September 30th, 2020, 10:26
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Those wilwoods are similar in price to the VANCO kit and in my case would have required me to buy bigger 16” rims. I just put new tires in my 15” rims so that would have been a tough pill to swallow. They seem like they would be a good option for some folks.
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Look promising except for the spindle swap.....
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Look promising except for the spindle swap.....
i was originally in the same boat but a fabricator buddy of mine had desined a set up that only requires you to modify your existing knuckle and uses the 3 bolts that hold the unit bearing on. I just got the brackets the other day and just got back into town so i will be messing with them tormorrow. With the setup he had designed i was told it would actually fit 15 inch rims but will verify as soon as i can. with everything i think im about the same price as the kit wilwood offers and that is with knuckles that i scored for 60 for the pair. I was asked if there was a market for the kit but i onle really see people asking about wj swaps and thats it
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i was originally in the same boat but a fabricator buddy of mine had desined a set up that only requires you to modify your existing knuckle and uses the 3 bolts that hold the unit bearing on. I just got the brackets the other day and just got back into town so i will be messing with them tormorrow. With the setup he had designed i was told it would actually fit 15 inch rims but will verify as soon as i can. with everything i think im about the same price as the kit wilwood offers and that is with knuckles that i scored for 60 for the pair. I was asked if there was a market for the kit but i onle really see people asking about wj swaps and thats it
What calipers and rotors will you be using with those brackets?
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What calipers and rotors will you be using with those brackets?
Dynalite calipers and the wilwood 160-5844

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Dynalite calipers and the wilwood 160-5844

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What piston area did you go with?
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What piston area did you go with?
1.75 piston. I am hopefully gonna have it together this week and will upload pictures when I have a chance

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Old October 6th, 2020, 23:29
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Here are some photos to give you an idea of what exactly is going on

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Looks good.



How big is the pad? And how do you change them. There are no visible retention pins in your photos so do you have to separate both halves of the caliper to change the pads?
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They are top loading with a cotter key(which you can barely see in the pic) to hold the pads in.
https://www.wilwood.com/calipers/cal...ged%20dynalite
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Re: VANCO Big Brakes and U Turn steering

I will add that I looked into using some Wilwood 4 piston calipers on my WJ set-up(easy fit-up). The real issue is that they don't have any pads for my type of use, I currently have a great selection available from EBC!
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I will add that I looked into using some Wilwood 4 piston calipers on my WJ set-up(easy fit-up). The real issue is that they don't have any pads for my type of use, I currently have a great selection available from EBC!
I have found they have a good selection of pads just a matter of figuring out which ones work best for the application...haven't called willwood and asked yet but I think I might

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