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Old 10-01-2008, 05:41 PM   #1
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putting viggen front brakes on 9-3

Can I just pick up a set of re-manned calipers from eeuro and some pads and rotors to convert my 9-3 to the larger viggen front brake package? the calipers are only $60 a piece.
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You need the carriers I believe.
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You need the carriers I believe.
that is true, and you will also need new dust shields if you want to keep them.
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eeeehhh i can do without the dust shields.
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I aint running no dust shields. Firstly, I wouldn't buy anything remand from EEuro unless you wanna replace it again next yet.

2ndly, you need to confirm the casting numbers on the carriers to make sure they will clear the new rotors.

I think we found Rude's front calipers used for $60 a pop and swapped the carriers onto his calipers just to be safe.
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you shouldn't need new calipers, just the carriers
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:13 AM   #7
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or you can go to PFS and get that black diamond kit like I did....it was expensive, but well worth it.
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thats actually not that expensive, before shipping. same kit from GS is $800 (not black diamond rotors though)
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Or you can find a junkyard that doesn't core calipers and get the fronts from a 9-3 viggen or 00-01 9-5 Aero.
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Any carriers from Viggen or 9-5 Aero is what you want. The rest is cake!
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only 99-01 aero's i think though pretty sure 02 and later do not work...
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Wait....Aren't the calipers the same. Just the carriers place the calipers further up, allowing for a larger rotor? I think I remember reading that on PFS website, but a few places have different part #'s for them.
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Correct, but you will have better luck getting a whole viggen for $120 then finding somebody to sell you just the carriers. Although I think 1 person here pulled it off.
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Wait....Aren't the calipers the same. Just the carriers place the calipers further up, allowing for a larger rotor? I think I remember reading that on PFS website, but a few places have different part #'s for them.
Indeed!

I find it strange that these carriers are so hard to find. I guess its not really a wear part, so it seems to make sense.

What do the dealers charge for them?
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