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Old 05-04-2011, 02:09 PM   #41
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Correct, It doesn't grab all the meat of the rotor, but is further out. The outer edge of the rotor is lined up perfectly with the outer edge of the pads.

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Old 05-04-2011, 02:11 PM   #42
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Interesting - probably stops better that way, with the extra leverage.
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I wonder if my machine shop/would be a good idea to machine away the useless rotor surface, and give the rotor that train track look of the rear 300mm ones.
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Get these mounted behind the stock wheels yet? Or did you not get the spacers due to using the TurboX wheels?
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I know you have made more progress with these - post updates! This is a good possible mod for those who have this style/generation 9-5 brakes. Keep up the good work Ben!
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:30 AM   #46
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Yes and my front rotors are warped. So looking to do this relatively soon.
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I got the 5mm H&R spacers, everything seems to fit as it should. Worked out a deal with a fellow on SC, he is ordering me the tires for my TurboX wheels and I am doing the swap next weekend, when I get the tires and wheels mounted.

In between I have moved so that took up alot of time.
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can't wait to see pics... gonna be sexy
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In between I have moved so that took up alot of time.
Me too. I am back in DC now, and jonesing for a crazy ray's run.
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Any idea if the 5mm spacer will work with the stock wheels? I've got some calipers coming...
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I can find out tomorow.
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thats it! im gonna figure out how to make this work for the older models indcluding my Viggen! this is such a cheap and awesome mod, it has to be done!
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Yea! my 2.3 c900 could really use these
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thats it! im gonna figure out how to make this work for the older models indcluding my Viggen! this is such a cheap and awesome mod, it has to be done!



just gotta make brackets for the calipers. no different than putting any other custom or aftermarket caliper on (actually it's harder since these calipers are not radial mount. something like this: Wilwood High Performance Disc Brakes - Caliper Product Number: 120-11329 would be easier to make brackets for)
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:20 PM   #55
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For you ng900/9-3 guys, take a look at Philip's site.

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As for now, the car is sitting on stands at the fh parking lot, pwrshft from SC is coming down with my tires in exchange for my 17s.
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on the diagram of the rotors, when it says "height" is it referring to size from the back face of the rotor to the front face of the hub?

i am trying to work out something custom for a buddy with an SS
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45.3 mm is just over 1-3/4 inches. I'd imagine its from the back of the rotor to the top of the hub.
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Waiting on longer lug bolts. The stockers were about an inch in the threaded portion. Took 7 turns to remove, when the 5mm spacers were added, took only 3-3.5 turns.

The choices were 29mm or 35. I went with 29 since that was the closer number to the size I need.
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tweek, from your understanding, is the hub diameter (65.6mm vs 70mm) the only reason that the cobalt rotors wont go onto the saab?
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From what I gather, in the SC thread, one of the fellows talks about actually having 1mm on non used outer pad. And he would be scoring a set to machine.

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