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Old November 16th, 2010, 02:31 PM
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Disco disc brakes on Salisbury rear end

Anyone ever fit Disco disc brakes on a Defender Salisbury rear end ? (as to why, first they are more effective at stopping, 2nd they are cheaper in the US,) I'd hate have to replace the whole rear end with a Disco rear end, because I like the added strength of the Salisbury
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The disco calipers are smaller pistons that the proper 110 ones, but yes, I bought all the parts to convert my sals to a disco I disc brake set up. I have not installed them yet, but other than buying the caliper brackets and new inner axles and used 24 spline thin flanges, you can use everything on a disco I rear axle to convert a sals. It ended up being pretty expensive in parts caliper brackets are $100 each and you need two, inner axles were on special for $125 each and the flanges were from will tillary and I think he just threw them in with an order because I am a nice guy, but probably would have cost $20 for the pair.

All in you are looking at $500 before you buy rotors or calipers. I happened to have both new sitting on the shelf so ....
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There are a couple rite ups on converting a drum Sals to disc. You'll want to stick to the non ABS RRC hubs/spindles as they work with the factory axle shafts.

The only thing different between Disco and earlier RRC is that the Disco calipers use metric mounting bolts rather than SAE. If you go with older (non NAS) RRC calipers, they dont have metric plumbing.

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This is what we did. And I think the caliper brackets were only $100 for the set, and not $100ea, from Rovertracks.
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Anyone know the locations of the write-ups ?
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The prices on the brackets have jumped. Best price is $100 each from RN or RDS. If you use the old non-abs rrc hubs, two isses are present. One, alloys don't fit over the big flanges and, two, you have to mill the brackets slightly. I was not happy about those two things so I bought the inner axles and the ABS hub stuff.

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http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ury+disc+brake
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The prices on the brackets have jumped. Best price is $100 each from RN or RDS. If you use the old non-abs rrc hubs, two isses are present. One, alloys don't fit over the big flanges and, two, you have to mill the brackets slightly. I was not happy about those two things so I bought the inner axles and the ABS hub stuff.
I think you need to revisit this mod. Your information is not correct.
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What is incorrect Dan? I got my info from Keith at Rovertracks and Les at RN.

PS when I say the alloys don't fit, they do bolt on but the flanges stick through the center and you can't run a center cap.
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caliper brackets can be had for about $150.00 for the pair from any of the UK parts suppliers (lr series, craddocks) with shipping...

Here's a link to a write up on it:

http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=11685

Milling the brackets will cost about $20
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these guys are fairly nice to deal with

http://www.zeus.uk.com/land-rover.php
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What is incorrect Dan? I got my info from Keith at Rovertracks and Les at RN.
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Best price is $100 each from RN or RDS

Lucky8 has the FTC3306 brackets for $70ea. Took 5-minutes to find that price only sending one text message. PT or Tillery may be cheaper, I don't know, but I bet even that price could be beat.

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alloys don't fit over the big flanges
Alloys will fit.
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these guys are fairly nice to deal with

http://www.zeus.uk.com/land-rover.php
They are discussing how to do this economically Tom. Nothing Zeus sells is cheap.
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