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Old 06-28-2011, 07:49 PM   #61
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damn they look good on the floor or the 9-5. nice find and great build
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:29 AM   #62
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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)
I have the plans for a set of adapters that were used to fit 14 inch caddy brembos/rotors.

issues are i never was able to verify how similar the majority of brembos are in bolt spacing, and if the 9-5 caliper bolt spacing is equal to viggens/9-3's.



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Old 07-08-2011, 08:32 AM   #63
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99-01 9-5s use the same as the 9-3s. Those brakes swap back and forth all day long. It was the 02 and ups that shared components with 9-3ss cars.

Also still waiting on my lugs shop says back ordered, H&R says no they aren't. Giving him another week then canceling.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:40 AM   #64
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ok so then it would just be down to figuring out how many brembo calipers use the same bolt spacing and possibly adjusting the design.

lemme know if anyone wants to do the leg work, maybe ill share the cnc plans.

also, - turner motorsports is a good place to get lugs (can get black anodized) also you might not need new lugs for 5mm spacers.



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Old 07-08-2011, 10:57 AM   #65
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Pacotaco is running the 5mm with stock lugs, gets about 4 turns. I did the same experiment and H&R recomend at least 6.5 turns.

I will try your source for them, I would love to put some matching black brembos on the ass end.
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They have been on for a few days, no major issues. I just said fuck it and am using the stock lugs. When the longer ones come in, they come in.

1 side I didn't have the bleeders tight enough.

The dust shield is scraping a little bit. But that should be an easy fix. (It wasn't and isn't see below and info on post 1.)

Otherwise pretty easy and sweet set up.

I think I will order 1 inch longer hoses, I need more length between the bracket for the spindle and where it meets the caliper. I ran the line in the twin slot for the abs cable, but dont trust it there for long term.
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As I learn and live with these, I am finding out more things.

The Centric Rotors on the car are pretty thick. I had to take a file and file down some of the caliper meat. The inside surface of the rotor was making contact with portions of the caliper bracket. I also used a large file and removed a little material in 4 spots where the pads slide, along with a little grinding wheel action on the corresponding edges of the pads.
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sooo the cobalt brembos don't fit the 98-01 9-5?
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Correct.
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See if Nick Taliaferro will fab up a set of billet aluminum brackets for you that will allow you to use Porsche 993 calipers with the 318mm rotors from the Saab 9-3SS Aero (2006+)
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