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Author Topic: Galant Brake Upgrade (Big Brake Kit!)  (Read 15039 times)

Rocketman

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Re: Galant Brake Upgrade (Big Brake Kit!)
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2014, 03:39:10 PM »

Noted, thanks!

I've had my BB upgrade done on the GTXR2 for many, many years now. I was pretty certain I had fitted stock wheels to it as some point but the memory unit has fogged over on that one. Still too much snow on the ground to go out and try it, stuff is taking its sweet time to melt.
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Re: Galant Brake Upgrade (Big Brake Kit!)
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2014, 09:57:58 PM »

So tell me about this grinding out of the caliper throat.  I'm having a little trouble getting enough rotor clearance to allow the caliper to bolt up to the knuckle.  (does that make sense?)  it also looks like some modification to the brake pad guide pins make be needed to get clearance.  Is this normal for this project?  It looks like I am just millimeters away from being able to bolt up. 
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Re: Galant Brake Upgrade (Big Brake Kit!)
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2014, 10:47:05 PM »

And to answer my own question, I'm thinking that the 1988 Mercury Tracer knuckle is not identical to that of a 1991 Capri n/a.  The rotor is the correct size (266mm / 10.5").  The caliper is the Ford Escort V22.  The knuckle is an *almost* fit.  But - "almost" only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.  The caliper mounting bolt insets (what would you call those things) are .25 of an inch off center with the caliper bolt guides (and therefore the pins).  Ay Carumba!
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Re: Galant Brake Upgrade (Big Brake Kit!)
« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2014, 09:37:43 AM »

This is really cool info.
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Re: Galant Brake Upgrade (Big Brake Kit!)
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2016, 11:20:50 PM »

This is really cool info.

Yes; however, the link that Jamie/Gostlrs put on page one a few years ago (looks like he posted it at least twice) is now dead.  Anyone got that writeup posted somewhere else?
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Re: Galant Brake Upgrade (Big Brake Kit!)
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2016, 12:34:28 PM »

Anyone know exactly which studs to use? rx7?
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Re: Galant Brake Upgrade (Big Brake Kit!)
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2016, 05:06:21 PM »

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chrispoe

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Re: Galant Brake Upgrade (Big Brake Kit!)
« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2016, 07:22:19 PM »

You can also use the 91-96 Escort GT studs too
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Re: Galant Brake Upgrade (Big Brake Kit!)
« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2016, 11:14:46 PM »

These are the right calipers right? http://www.ebay.com/itm/282147052763
Also would I need to order a new set of wheel bearings? Also what part of the hub needs to be ground down?
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Re: Galant Brake Upgrade (Big Brake Kit!)
« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2016, 10:26:39 AM »

No, those are 22V-13 calipers, you want the 22V-14 stamped calipers from the 91-96 Escort GT or any 97+ Escort.

Itís recommended to change the bearings and seals since itís apart already, but usually not required
You need to grind down the four corners of the hub around the wheel studs to make the  rotor fit.
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Re: Galant Brake Upgrade (Big Brake Kit!)
« Reply #40 on: October 23, 2016, 10:30:01 AM »

Holy hell, is it difficult to find slotted rotors for this mod...
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Re: Galant Brake Upgrade (Big Brake Kit!)
« Reply #41 on: December 27, 2016, 04:03:44 PM »

FYI: the link for the bulk of the upgrade is down.

Also, I am finding that only the rear rotors for an 88-89.5 galant are 266, and most front are 257mm, as far as anything other than standard vented disc OE go. This is just my resources available from O'rielly, though. To include Keystone, Raybestos, Powerstop/Stoptech/Centric...Is it indeed the rear rotors that would be used?
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Re: Galant Brake Upgrade (Big Brake Kit!)
« Reply #42 on: December 27, 2016, 05:31:31 PM »

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Re: Galant Brake Upgrade (Big Brake Kit!)
« Reply #43 on: December 27, 2016, 09:07:14 PM »

The rotors are from the 88 ish Galant and yes you want the 266mm front rotors and they are vented, trust me I have done this before. They are out there. The rears are solid so you will not use those..unless you have a GTX and upgrading the rears. You might have to grind a bit out of the caliper as well...some have done it with out grinding. You will see. It is up to you but I prefer to have the hubs turned down on a lathe as opposed to grinding them. You could also have hub centric spacers made but not all that necessary, just a bit better as opposed to lug centered. If you are going to the trouble of doing this why would you not go all the way and put in new bearings. That I cannot understand.
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Re: Galant Brake Upgrade (Big Brake Kit!)
« Reply #44 on: December 27, 2016, 09:12:47 PM »

CENTRIC 12146014

266mm front rotor
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