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#1 Redslur

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:27 PM

Smee again

 

So I have been after a VP 5.0L 5spd for some time.  Well I have finally got one to play with and I am stoked at the condition.  It is a Berlina and factory optioned with a 5 spd, IRS, ABS and LSD.  So a pretty rare car for the day. Anyway, I want to fit a VT brake upgrade to get it stopping a little better but the hurdle I am facing is that most aftermarket kits won't fit because of the ABS. So has anyone done this conversion and know of a suitable kit with works with ABS?

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:30 PM

Is the abs sensor in the normal spot? 

So would it work just using an ABS disk instead of the non ABS disk most kits come with? 

Maybe move the bracket for the sensor?

I have no idea really I just cant see how it could be a big issue. Its just a slotted ring on the back of the disk after all. 



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:00 PM

Once you get the VT's on and sorted and find out the pedal is horrible you will need one of these as well.

http://www.ebay.com....984.m1558.l2649



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:18 AM

Bomber the ABS ring sits on the back of the disc/hub

On the VT conversion hubs they are not machined to take this disc

However... you might be able to machine the hub to accept it... but no-one makes one ready to go

Clearances are important if you want the ABS to work ... measure measure measure



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:51 AM

Jesus Gerry



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:24 PM

Didn't say that is has a 520hp 355 in it did I :-)



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 05:15 PM

Sounds a bit much, you going to de tune it a little ? 😂

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:07 PM

Sounds a bit much, you going to de tune it a little ?


frOcking lol
Sorry Gerry he has ya there

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:27 PM

Hahahahaha

So funny.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:54 PM

Hang on VP have you grown a vag over the last month since i seen ya ✌️

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:13 PM

Manopause mate.....Need creature comforts.  A 500hp grandpa car with all the bells and whistles :-) No detune on this sucker.  Will fit a better ignition system and retune it.  Should go even better than now..



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:20 PM

Sounds a bit much, you going to de tune it a little ?

Oh by the way newboy, I won't forget your smart arse remark :-)... I am a SEASONED CAMPAIGNER HERE, NOT A FLY IN BY NIGHTER......


Edited by Redslur, 13 October 2017 - 09:23 PM.


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:24 AM

dba 330 rotor ,dog done bracket thing for twin piston caliper ,cause their vt & don't bolt to vs hub, easy fix but,my vs senator had this from factory, gave to a mate when went harrop,wrecker may be a go, got 280 rears here ,disc small lip, machine up ok i think, may have m/c here somewhere too, cant be worth much i don't think,im in St Clair



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:00 PM

Dude, I hardly understood any of your post. Sorry but I am totally lost!



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:44 PM

Talking factory 330mm twin piston setup which doesn't bolt up to vb-vp struts anyway lol.

 

Vt booster has f/all rocker cover clearance but agree standard brakes are horrid on these.

 

SV5000 or vn group a brakes would be no-brainer if you could get find caliper brackets & caliper without costing a kidney



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:05 AM

Yes that has been a consideration but you are limited to a minimum of 16 inch wheels.  I am running 15 inch chasers and want to maintain that option unfortunately..






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