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Hi Guys
I was watching my son playing a car game on the PS3, the way he could upgrade parts.
So it got me thinking about brakes on the cruiser.
Is it possible to upgrade the cruisers brakes to larger discs which would also involve larger calipers /pads etc.
I presume bigger wheels maybe to size 18" would also be required.
I have not seen or heard of this being done so is there a reason.
Just paid the road tax for next year on the cruiser which really is a pain at 1566 euro.
I presume its still free in France is it not.
cheers
john92HDJ 80 1HDT
 
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Hi John (and everyone else as I usually only lurk),
I've been thinking about upgrading my brakes too and I think that the
only 'off the shelf' upgrade I've seen is to fit drilled DBA (Disk
Brakes Australia) disks and pads. I saw these at Man-a-Fre website
(http://www.man-a-fre.com/) in California and I'm half thinking of
getting a set shipped over. I've also heard that it's effective to
change the rubber bit of the brake hoses for braided steel ones -
certainly this works a treat with sharpening up motorycle brakes. If
you fit bigger disks and wheels, you might be compromsing on thigs like
tyre profile and wheel strength so, in my humbe opinion, it's maybe best
just to fit the best 'standard size' parts you can.
Euro 1566 for tax, btw, I feel ill on your behalf!!!
Merry Chrstmas on and all,
Andy
john byrne wrote:
 
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Hi,
I agree. I fitted some Slee extended braided brake lines to my car and
pedal feel improved. I have also experimented with all sorts of brake pads.
I imported some Bendix 4x4 pads from Oz. These improved the feel and
performance of the brakes but wore out very very quickly. I now use genuine
Toyota pads.
Make sure the system is well bled, including the rear bias valve. This also
helped pedal feel.
Cheers
Ian
 
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Hi Andy
I was thinking more of larger discs because if one looks at some cars on the
road they have much bigger discs than the cruiser yet only half the weight
to stop.
You can get the DBA discs from AAI in Holland, I did enquire a while ago but
the PC crashed for a second time and I lost more info.
But I think it was around 500 euro.
I already know that the road tax has gone up another 10% for next year from
this budget.
So ill be paying 1722 euro next Christmas for the pleasure of driving on our
shitty roads.
cheers
john 92HDJ 80 1hdt
 
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Hi John,
Looking through my records your truck was registered in 12/91 so yhou
will have the smaller disks and 15" rims.
The first upgrade for your truck and any others upto 08/92 is to move to
16" rims and then fit post '92 callipers and disks on the front and swap
over the backing plates on the rear axle (which pushes the calliper
further out to accommodate the bigger disks.
If you want to get a better peddle feel, mmake sure that your callipers
are in good condition and consider upgrading to stainless steel brake
lines.
The next step is to go for slotted disks, DBA are a well know brand and
very popular down under, but they are expensive. I've fitted the UK
equivalent (3G) on a couple of trucks and they have made a big
difference and are around half the price of the DBA disks.
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
07971 540362
[Email address removed]
 
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Hi all,
All American Imports fitted stainless hoses to mine which made a
surprising difference. Still doesn't stop as well as i'd like but much
better. AAI keep the drilled DBA disks in stock, but I think people
fit these for cosmetic purposes. Stony mud can dry in the holes and
rip your pads apart.
I've ordered a set of slotted DBA disks from AAI but they take a long
time to get sent over.
Merry Christmas,
--
Andy HDJ80
 
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Hi the guys and happy Christmas to you alls.
Well I do have the DBA disks and staneless tubes on my 80 and I will
say to you that she does stop much better now! We also have a old
Porsche 911 and it stop better but always get stuck in mud. Hi hi hi,
a joke!
 
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you guys out
there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks for the senserely (and free) help I got from all of you and may God
bless you all!
Benoit-special thanks to you for your funny jokes.Keep on going!and
JohnB-keep on asking-that way we keep the forum going....
cheers
Lubo
On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 6:33 PM, Benoit Bernard
<[Email address removed]>wrote:
> Hi the guys and happy Christmas to you alls.
>
> Well I do have the DBA disks and staneless tubes on my 80 and I will
> say to you that she does stop much better now! We also have a old
> Porsche 911 and it stop better but always get stuck in mud. Hi hi hi,
> a joke!
> --
> European Land Cruiser Owners Mailing List
> Further Info: http://www.landcruisers.info/lists/
>
 
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OK Lubo, but I am not always try to be funny! You must laugh on my bad
English. My wife and Ceferino do help me with English, should I ask
them more???? Happy Christmas you guys!
2008/12/26 Lubomir Kolev <[Email address removed]>:
 
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NOT AT ALL,my friend-I just like the way you write!I'm also not English and
I don't write perfect either...
Salute
Lubo
On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 6:30 PM, Benoit Bernard
<[Email address removed]>wrote:
> OK Lubo, but I am not always try to be funny! You must laugh on my bad
> English. My wife and Ceferino do help me with English, should I ask
> them more???? Happy Christmas you guys!
>
> 2008/12/26 Lubomir Kolev <[Email address removed]>:
> > Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you guys out
> > there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> > thanks for the senserely (and free) help I got from all of you and may
> God
> > bless you all!
> > Benoit-special thanks to you for your funny jokes.Keep on going!and
> > JohnB-keep on asking-that way we keep the forum going....
> > cheers
> > Lubo
> >
> > On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 6:33 PM, Benoit Bernard <
> [Email address removed]>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi the guys and happy Christmas to you alls.
> >>
> >> Well I do have the DBA disks and staneless tubes on my 80 and I will
> >> say to you that she does stop much better now! We also have a old
> >> Porsche 911 and it stop better but always get stuck in mud. Hi hi hi,
> >> a joke!
> >> --
> >> European Land Cruiser Owners Mailing List
> >> Further Info: http://www.landcruisers.info/lists/
> >
> >
> --
> European Land Cruiser Owners Mailing List
> Further Info: http://www.landcruisers.info/lists/
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Hi Benoit,
You must always remember we are laughing with you, not at you.
Wishing you a Bonne Noel and joyeux New Year (Now maybe my French is as bad
as your English?)
Chas
----- Original Message -----
From: "Benoit Bernard" <[Email address removed]>
To: <[Email address removed]>
Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2008 5:30 PM
Subject: Re: [ELCO] brakes up grade
 
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OK, you are the good guys. Yes may be I do some English better then
you do some French, but my wife say "it is all in fun" so it is OK !!
Now I must get up this early to work my time at the hospital. I rather
sleep in ! The Webasto in my 80 is alreddy started up. Out side it is
only -8 temperateurs. Oh how good to have the garage parking.
2008/12/27 Chas <[Email address removed]>:
 
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O-how good to have Webasto-but be careful!!!it makes the batteries flat!!!!
cheers
Lubo
On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 3:54 AM, Benoit Bernard
<[Email address removed]>wrote:
> OK, you are the good guys. Yes may be I do some English better then
> you do some French, but my wife say "it is all in fun" so it is OK !!
>
> Now I must get up this early to work my time at the hospital. I rather
> sleep in ! The Webasto in my 80 is alreddy started up. Out side it is
> only -8 temperateurs. Oh how good to have the garage parking.
>
> 2008/12/27 Chas <[Email address removed]>:
> > Hi Benoit,
> > You must always remember we are laughing with you, not at you.
> > Wishing you a Bonne Noel and joyeux New Year (Now maybe my French is as
> bad
> > as your English?)
> > Chas
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Benoit Bernard"
> > <[Email address removed]>
> > To: <[Email address removed]>
> > Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2008 5:30 PM
> > Subject: Re: [ELCO] brakes up grade
> >
> >
> >> OK Lubo, but I am not always try to be funny! You must laugh on my bad
> >> English. My wife and Ceferino do help me with English, should I ask
> >> them more???? Happy Christmas you guys!
> >>
> >> 2008/12/26 Lubomir Kolev <[Email address removed]>:
> >>>
> >>> Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you guys out
> >>> there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> >>> thanks for the senserely (and free) help I got from all of you and may
> >>> God
> >>> bless you all!
> >>> Benoit-special thanks to you for your funny jokes.Keep on going!and
> >>> JohnB-keep on asking-that way we keep the forum going....
> >>> cheers
> >>> Lubo
> >>>
> >>> On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 6:33 PM, Benoit Bernard
> >>> <[Email address removed]>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Hi the guys and happy Christmas to you alls.
> >>>>
> >>>> Well I do have the DBA disks and staneless tubes on my 80 and I will
> >>>> say to you that she does stop much better now! We also have a old
> >>>> Porsche 911 and it stop better but always get stuck in mud. Hi hi hi,
> >>>> a joke!
> >>>> --
> >>>> European Land Cruiser Owners Mailing List
> >>>> Further Info: http://www.landcruisers.info/lists/
> >>>
> >>>
> >> --
> >> European Land Cruiser Owners Mailing List
> >> Further Info: http://www.landcruisers.info/lists/
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> > --
> > European Land Cruiser Owners Mailing List
> > Further Info: http://www.landcruisers.info/lists/
> >
> --
> European Land Cruiser Owners Mailing List
> Further Info: http://www.landcruisers.info/lists/
>
 
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