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Old September 9th, 2015, 04:23 PM
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Torrel disc brake kits

I've been trying to reach Jeremy at RMP, but I think he's pretty busy in the shop.
I was wondering if any one has installed one of these kits recently? I think I understand that this works with the original swivel ball housing, ie: I can rebuild the customer's leaking and pitted swivel balls and install the disc brakes when the kits become available again at some future date with only a little duplication of labor?

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Old September 9th, 2015, 04:52 PM
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believe so but I don't think they use Land Rover brake parts

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I've been trying to reach Jeremy at RMP, but I think he's pretty busy in the shop.
I was wondering if any one has installed one of these kits recently? I think I understand that this works with the original swivel ball housing, ie: I can rebuild the customer's leaking and pitted swivel balls and install the disc brakes when the kits become available again at some future date with only a little duplication of labor?

Appreciate any input!
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Old September 9th, 2015, 05:48 PM
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Pads and calipers are GM, I think the rotor is also GM but had to be machined to fit? Maybe that was an earlier version....
I think there is a bracket for the caliper that mounts under or over the stub axle? I had 2 sets years ago and never got around to installing them, but I don't recall the set-up.
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Old September 9th, 2015, 05:59 PM
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Ok, I'll expand the query to include Zeus! Any Zeus users?
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Old September 9th, 2015, 07:23 PM
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If this is for a series, everything you need is included with the kit. The only modification I had to make, was to file down the oil filler plugs to clear the new caliper bolts.
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Swivel balls are unchanged. You get a new swivel housing and can reinstall your existing front hub bearings or put new ones in. The kit is amazingly complete and Simple with a capital s April install. (And uses Chevy parts.)
A link to the complete installation manual is at www.vanislelandrovernetwork.com under the "LR tech info"
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Old September 22nd, 2015, 11:34 AM
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...only modification I had to make, was to file down the oil filler plugs to clear the new caliper bolts.
You can also swap the SPH from side-to-side, reversing the oil fill plug location so it does not foul. This did require SPH disassembly, but I was stripping/painting/rebuilding the whole axle anyway...
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