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Old July 6th, 2011, 02:17 AM
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1985 brake question?

i need to get new front pads and rotors for my 85 d90. are the the same as the 93 110 set up? what about disco rotors will they work?
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Old July 6th, 2011, 10:37 AM
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Phil, the 110 has larger front brakes than a 90. That said, pretty much any coiler LR brake will bolt to your axle. You need to match rotors and calipers, i.e. if you put on vented rotors you need the matching calipers.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 11:26 AM
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so when im looking for pads and rotors which ones do i get plain rotors and front pads? or what. i believe they ar the original axles on the rover. disc front drum rear.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 12:10 PM
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You can look up the parts you need here (look in the 1987-2007 section) or here

In simple terms, you can replace with the same rotors and pads you have now, or you can upgrade to vented discs with matching calipers. The vented calipers used on first series Disco's are single inlet like the calipers on your 90, so the fluid lines will match.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 02:39 PM
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Early 110's (and 90's) had smaller pads and calipers (and discs/rotors)

Good news is it's a nut & bolt job to install the later (larger pads, the ones held in with 2 pins) pads and rotors. plus you can fit the vented ones.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 02:44 PM
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Front discs are the same diameter,either non vented or vented, '85 callipers and pads are smaller, 110 callipers and pads are bigger, I think all discovery callipers are dual circuit at the front, my '93 is and RRC's were too, not sure about vented discovery discs though.
The easiest upgrade is 110 callipers and non vented discs, you'll notice the improvement. Vented discs always seem to wear fast.
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Old January 9th, 2012, 01:02 PM
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Will this rotor work on my 83 110? It says it's for a 93 110.

http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/FRC7329G.cfm

What is the verdict on the drilled slotted rotor? Is it worth twice the price?

I might be able to have mine cleaned up but I heard a bad grinding noise yesterday when I was coming home.

And which pads should I be looking at for my year?
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Old January 9th, 2012, 03:10 PM
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I have also an 85 D90, fitted 110 calipers and solid discs, got my discs from autozone. Disc the same as my 96 D1. got the calipers from RN. Just need to reshape the brake pipe.
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Old January 9th, 2012, 04:36 PM
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I think 110 front callipers are the upgrade that was fitter when the 200tdi was fitted.
It was an upgrade I did on Ed's 90.
Hmm... I said much the same thing back in July.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 04:37 PM
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I'm just starting to get into this project. Looking to replace rotors. Do I need to dissemble the entire bearing assembly or can I pull the hub off in one chunk then separate the rotor?
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Old January 14th, 2012, 05:59 PM
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Ok thanks. I'll give it a go tomorrow
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 11:36 PM
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Still piggybacking on this thread...

I have completed on side and now that I'm on the other one I find that the pistons on that caliper look like a turd. They are pitted and won't release. Does anyone know where I can find a rebuild kit for the early style calipers? I got pads from RDS and he didn't have the pistons for that part. Not having much luck finding the right one and also not really sure what to look for.

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Old January 23rd, 2012, 09:52 PM
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Jeff,

If you have the original calipers on your 110, the seal kit (AEU2539) is available from RDS or Rovahfarm. The parts manual doesn't show a part number for the pistons, and looking around on the net, I can't find any listing for pistons for the early calipers either.

I'm finishing up this project myself. Changed over to the vented discs and calipers. The old calipers each had some stuck pistons as well, but a couple of them look OK. Shoot me a PM, and maybe I can hook you up with some decent used ones.

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Mike
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