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Old May 31st, 2012, 01:47 PM
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Series I, II, IIa III disc brake conversion kits

Heystee Automotive Components conversion kit - Formally T.I. Console.
Pre-2010 disc brake conversion kits are based upon the disc brakes that come on the Spanish built Santana PS10 (Iveco Massif). The PS10 is basically a Land Rover clone so is in the same weight range as a Series LR. The brake calipers are made by Girling. The front disc brakes are a 2 piston vented system. The rear system has the same wheel hubs but slightly thinner discs (non ventilated) and smaller calipers. This is also a straight fit without modifications just like the front ventilated system.
A custom back plate is bolted onto the swivel housing in place of the drum brake back plate and the PS10 Girling brakes bolt to the plate. There are no grinding or modifications of existing components required. Wheel spacers are required to fit the Series wheel though
As the Santana (Massif) is not available in North America, North American's would need to source replacement parts directly from Heystee Automotive Components or an IVECO dealer. Santana has been taken over by IVECO and the Santana PS10 has been renamed the " IVECO Massif". Americans can usually have pads & rotors shipped by air to them from Europe in less than a week. Alternatively, if quick repairs are important, one can keep a backup set of pads and rotors on the shelf. IVECO has ceased production of the disc brake componets used in this conversion so this kit is NLA.

2010 and newer Heystee disc brake conversions have a new custom swivel housing and hub which allows the use of off the shelf Land Rover Defender disc brake components without an adaptor plate. When IVECO ceased production of the disc brakes for the Santana (Massif) Heystee Automotive set about developing a custom conversion that would make use of easily obtained Defender brake components. Fortunatly this kit allows North Americans to source consumable brake components locally.

"All parts mount onto the Series Land Rover axle without any modification or adaptors. All threads, seals and gaskets are identical to the original Land Rover units. The original wheels fit without any spacer or modification. With this system all maintenance parts are Land Rover, no need to source brake pads, caliper parts of odd-ball vehicles or modify "alien" rotor discs. Just contact your local Land Rover parts dealer when you need replacement." Quote from Heystee Automotive Components web site.

Castings for the Heystee Automotive front disc brake conversion.
In the Heystee disc brake conversion kit you get the castings shown above, 2 venttilated Defender rotors, 2 Defender Calipers plus all the bolts and washers required to mount the rotors and calipers.

I talked to Paul (Owner of Heystee) last night (May 30th 2012) and he's getting ready to do another run on the swivel housing and hubs he is now taking pre orders, if you are interested place your order now.
Tell him Keven Kullberg sent you.
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Old June 12th, 2012, 12:22 AM
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Wow, since we are doing unsolicited advertising here...

I recommend buying our ROAM OFFROAD disc brake conversion (innovated by Timm Cooper) instead because it is the original conversion that uses off-the-shelf Land Rover Defender brake components. There is a reason our design is being knocked-off and that is because it works far better than any of the other brake conversions being produced. ROAM products are made in the USA under close supervision using the finest materials and manufacturing methods. Timm slowly evolved the design over 10 years to get it right where it is today. Our conversion is available for purchase right now and I'm happy to put you in touch with customers that have been happily using our brake conversion for years. Pre-orders are a suckers game - don't pay until products are available and ready to ship.


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