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Old 06-07-2017, 12:53 PM   #236
DET17
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Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NW Georgia
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Had a bit of free time last week and began fit checking the 302mm front brake upgrade.

With all the stock bits removed, I bolted up the Zimmermann vented rotors (in the back pages of the FCPEuro offerings) and then attempted to bolt up the SKANDIX adapter abutment brackets (for mounting the 850 Calipers). Of course the rotors fit perfectly:

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Well the brackets almost fit... but "fouled" on the ABS pulse wheel. Apparently the target audience for these in Europa are on pre-ABS vehicles. Here you can see the ABS signal wheel with the square tooth pattern:

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Note the spacer sleeves on the inboard side. When attempting to install the fastening bolts, the 2nd one won't make up by ~ 3mm I would guess. There were no deformities in the SKANDIX caliper mounts (abutment brackets) so they obviously were made to the print.... they just don't clear the ABS wheel. Well, it's either give up or MAKE THEM WORK. Taking the obvious choice I made some "relief mods" to delete just enough metal to allow them to clear the ABS wheel.

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Hated to grind away new metal.... and now I've got to seal up the bare steel on a factory fresh zinc chromate finish Oh well, the things we must do for performance! I don't believe I've (significantly) weakened these mounts, if you look at how the reactions are transferred to the strut tube ears (do a FREE BODY DIAGRAM in your mind). Confirmed the pass. side will likewise require a similar relief for clearance Clarence. Got to keep the improvements moving..... hopefully much more to show soon.
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