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    Well I sold my ute which has provided the funds (well a start anyway) for the next stage on the hatch. Thought I would post up some info and pics for whoever is interested. Have already got urethane bushes all round with UC RTS and Whiteline front mounted sway bar up front and boxed trailing arms at the rear so now diff, brakes and wheels are all on the agenda.

    Put the car up on stands a few weeks ago and removed the front brakes and diff. Front brakes were standard except rotors had been slotted and cross drilled:

    Standard rear drums, fine spline LSD 3.36:1 Banjo diff:


    Sold the wheels (except rear tyres 265/50/15) and front brakes already. The Diff Shop in Christchurch is building a BW78 diff for me (from an R31 Skyline, same as late model live axle Commodore) with 3.08 ratio and tight LSD. Will have Commodore stud pattern all round at roughly standard Torana offset, running standard Commodore rear discs:


    Front brakes arrived this morning from Aussie, brand new Hoppers Stoppers kit. Adapter hubs, 290mm slotted discs, twin piston AU calipers and associated parts:

    These require the stubs to be swapped from left to right but no dodgy HQ conversions so I get to keep my suspension geometry.

    Expecting the diff to be ready in around two weeks time or so, still chasing deals on wheels but the plan is for 15x8 and 15x10 S/S Cragars.

    Hopefully I'll get a chance to hook into the front brakes this weekend, will update as more happens.
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    very nice mate she'll indefinitely be able to stop now

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    ...noice mods...!

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    No good having the go with out the whoa.

    I spotted a 3.36 LSD Banjo go on Ebay this week for $660.

    Nice keep us posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COOPHT View Post
    I spotted a 3.36 LSD Banjo go on Ebay this week for $660.
    Wow! I'm having trouble getting rid of mine for NZ$300 with a spare 2.78 gear set and fine spline open centre as spares!

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    You will be rapt the way she pulls up now mate, I fitted them to mine and was the best thing I ever did brake wise!! What wheels will you be fitting??

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    Strong brakes on light car = win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad5000 View Post
    What wheels will you be fitting??
    The plan is for 15x8 front with 225/50 tyres and 15x10 rear with 265/50 tyres S/S Cragar wheels

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    u will love the brakes - i got the bigger 330mm hoppers kit and fark me it stops like a demon.

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    76lxhatch was looking threw pix of yur ute build up, top wrk. wil follow yur thread for progress on the hatch.

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    looking good mate. can i ask what the front brake set up cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barny_lx View Post
    looking good mate. can i ask what the front brake set up cost?
    Too much! By the time I had to pay GST and fees etc to customs, nearly NZ$1900. Only AUD$1182+GST on the invoice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 76lxhatch View Post
    Too much! By the time I had to pay GST and fees etc to customs, nearly NZ$1900. Only AUD$1182+GST on the invoice!
    Suppose thats a problem living NZ. Doesnt anyone over there manufacture performance parts?
    I envy your rego rules:- Blowers, Tubbs, basically what ever you want (within reason)
    Keep up the good work

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    nz's into there ricers and rotax only cause there cheap az chips, usually if they cant get a rego or warrent they get parkd up and put on brix, they need mor tuff v8s. lxhatch i hope yur shown up all them evo's and sylines and soobies

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    Found that diff centre.
    Sell your and ship to Oz and get cash back for the brakes.

    160228489592 item number listing has finished.
    Last edited by COOPHT; 18-04-2008 at 11:09 PM.

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