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How To - VT Brake Upgrade

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Other way round I think Sweefu. VS rotor's are a little smaller I think.

So can you use VS slotted RDA rotors with VT Calipers? I.e. Just a straight caliper swap? take off VS (off a VS) and put VT ones on?
 

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Anyone care to shed some light on this?????????????????
 

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so im assuming this is just to upgrade the front brakes, so is it worth upgrading the rears to the VT ones as well if so would the process to do this be the same as on the front?
 

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Other way round I think Sweefu. VS rotor's are a little smaller I think.

So can you use VS slotted RDA rotors with VT Calipers? I.e. Just a straight caliper swap? take off VS (off a VS) and put VT ones on?
Just for anyone who reads this 'properly' in the future unlike me....

VS rotors are too thin to use with VT calipers. Also VT Rotors are bigger than the VS Hub so the Adaptor shims have to be used on standard VT Rotors.
 

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I noticed a few questions with regard to the booster.
There are a number of ways to do this.
It would be fair to say you can forget the dual diaphragm and 1 inch master.
There is a few really good write ups on how to convert a mounting bracket from a VN to suit the bolt pattern of the VT booster. It involves some welding and best be engineer certified too. ;)
Then there is the method of adapting a VS booster bracket to allow a VT booster to bolt to it. Not much in it as far as tollerances. Some very precise drilling is needed. Botch it and the entire strength of the bracket is compromised and will mean you have a dangerous car on the road.
You can also purchase a converted VT booster with VN style bracket.
A reliable method that only involves bolt on parts is to use either a VS or VT master cylinder mated to a VS booster. In the case of the more recommended VT master, use an adaptor shim that allows proper fitting.
The VS booster can also have the little screw inside modified to allow the VT master to mate directly to the VS booster.

I think the VS booster, then a spacer to a VT master and VS fluid res. is the most economical and practical option.
 

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If you can live with yourself use a au falcon fluid reservoir and you dont have to drill any extra hole in webing of master to fit it and the top will be level .
 

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Where can you get those brackets to fit a VT booster on a VS?
 

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Race Brakes Sydney.
 

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Also, DBA have a conversion rotor for VR and VS models that means there is no need for the shim.
I have also heard of trailer hubs being used and machined a little to allow proper fitting onto the VB-VP axle stub and have the bearings sitting just right. Not my cup of tea but if you are handy with a lathe...
I bet that is what most of the adaptor hubs we buy start off as and get properly machined?
 

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how the hell do i remove the wheel hubs i been smashing it with a hammer all day?

edit. never mind i got it turns out all i needed was a couple of can of rum :)
 
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