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Fitting UPC 287mm Torana stub kit to LX hatch

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#51 sbc57lx


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 10:11 AM

Don't the kits use AU 2 disks,    not VX disks ?,   there's about 20mm more offset with a VX disk ,      I thought a VX disk should have clear those wheels .

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 08:16 PM

Yes the kits use AU discs and the wheels do fit with the VX disc but not enough room for a caller between the disc face and the webbing on the back of the spokes

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 07:42 PM

Looks like the  LX hose setup is a bit different to LH.  I had a look at the hoppers install and they put the hose behind the stub axle to keep it out of the way.


Also, the LH steering arms are shorter that LX/UC and the tie-rod sits a bit higher. So the caliper sits above the tie-end, so really need to swap the stub axles from left to right.



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They seemed OK. I don't remember what length they were though.


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 09:43 PM

^^ tie-rod that is

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:23 PM

Great write up Rexy. What made you change from HQ stubs back to torana? Are the people having issues with this kit installed on the H series stubs?

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:44 PM

I had some clearance issues with calipers versus crossmember. Nothing that couldn't have been fairly easily dealt with but I wanted to see if the UPC stuff was any good. I had used his shop to do some other odds and ends and the quality of his work was good. His price is certainly very sharp!

The car handles much better with Torana stubs in it.
They make kits for the H series holdens but I don't know of anyone who has fitted this combo to a Torana.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 10:37 AM

Just digging up this thread..


I notice no one has mentioned anything about the master cylinder? Does the master cylinder need to be changed for these UPC brakes or is the stock LX setup OK? I have put a 287mm set in and have an LX SLR with the bigger booster.. Brakes seem a little spongey at the moment but a proper bleed should fix this. Or do I need a master cylinder change too?


Cheers for any advice.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:33 PM

Master is fine


If you wanted to upgrade it to a 1 1/8" corvette one I wouldn't be offended

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 06:10 PM

I hope the big 330 mm ones are ok, just got a set off upc, pick them up next week, got them cheap off ebay, now just have to sort out rears and master cyl and booster so they all match good

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