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Old 01-09-2018, 09:11 PM   #1
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Question Volvo 122 Brake Rotor Alternatives?

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So my 1967 122s coupe needs new rotors and pads. Iv'e seen IPD's brake disc assembly but it's a little expensive at $219.00 a pop. Also Iv'e looked on skandix and just the rotor cost $70.00 + $50.00 shipping from Poland. Is there any cheaper solution?
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:28 PM   #2
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Last time I messed with my PV's front brakes (122 discs) I found it very hard to find calipers, and although I didn't need rotors those were very spendy as well.

I recall someone on Brickboard making up some adapters to bolt ABS 240 front calipers to the 122 mounts and use them with some Rover discs, but I really don't recall the details or how much work it took (outside of the adapters themselves). But vented rotors would be a nice addition.
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:35 PM   #3
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Last time I messed with my PV's front brakes (122 discs) I found it very hard to find calipers, and although I didn't need rotors those were very spendy as well.

I recall someone on Brickboard making up some adapters to bolt ABS 240 front calipers to the 122 mounts and use them with some Rover discs, but I really don't recall the details or how much work it took (outside of the adapters themselves). But vented rotors would be a nice addition.
I remember I saw this and ended up remaking the part in solid works and 3d printing it, but I looking for something a bit easier to piece together.
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:40 PM   #4
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VP has an alternative that's under $100 and they ship from a warehouse in the US.

http://212.247.61.152/us/main.aspx?p...e&artno=666525
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:02 PM   #5
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122 type rotors used to come with the wheel studs in them already. So they were already expensive back when I bought them.

Looking at that part listing above it includes the wheel studs and hub with the rotor like always for less than $100. That's the deal there.
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:32 AM   #6
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Have you measured the rotors to be sure they can't just be re-surfaced? These rotors are much harder than modern rotors and last forever if you start with a good surface and take care of them.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:50 AM   #7
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VP has an alternative that's under $100 and they ship from a warehouse in the US.

http://212.247.61.152/us/main.aspx?p...e&artno=666525
I bought a set for the car I currently drive and they're every bit as good as the original ones. I highly doubt anyone will be able to tell the difference between those and the originals when it comes to wear, weight, etc....

I had the original ones turned and sold them with another Amazon, they were fine too.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:18 PM   #8
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Have you measured the rotors to be sure they can't just be re-surfaced? These rotors are much harder than modern rotors and last forever if you start with a good surface and take care of them.
Unfortunately no one resurfaces rotors in my entire state
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:21 PM   #9
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No way. Almost all Advanced auto parts, NAPA, or any machine shop can do it. It’s not rocket surgery.
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Unfortunately no one resurfaces rotors in my entire state
Wow, that's a shame. Here, even local tire shops still offer it. $20 and you're done for a set of rotors.
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