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WhiteBird

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PostSubject: 1993 RMW disc brakes conversion   1993 RMW disc brakes conversion Icon_minitimeTue Apr 02, 2024 4:07 pm

To one and all... Would like to convert my 93 RMW brakes over to all disc brakes.... Would like to upgrade the fronts.... Any ideas? Maybe Welwood.... Thankx....
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PostSubject: Re: 1993 RMW disc brakes conversion   1993 RMW disc brakes conversion Icon_minitimeTue Apr 02, 2024 8:46 pm

If you want to get better brakes, install Hydroboost. You can get the hoses from Rock Auto, and you need to use a flat plate adapter, Hydroboost wrench, and a filler washer for the actuating rod.

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PostSubject: Re: 1993 RMW disc brakes conversion   1993 RMW disc brakes conversion Icon_minitimeWed Apr 03, 2024 11:54 am

Thankx,,,, Mr. Kiehl
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PostSubject: Re: 1993 RMW disc brakes conversion   1993 RMW disc brakes conversion Icon_minitimeWed Apr 03, 2024 6:20 pm

I think this question is a bit open ended as has a solution already determined, but we don't know the reason why the conversion to all, and larger capacity, disc brakes is desired.

It could be for many different, all appropriate, reasons.

* Reduced fade from high speed stopping, heavy loads, or whatever other reason.

* Reduced pedal effort under heavy braking or braking with heavy loads

* Improved wear of pads and/or shoes

* Improved appearance though the more open style wheels.

* Any other reasons.

The solutions to each could be different, particularly in the hydoboost vs bigger and all disc comparisons.

It is also possible that some of the issues could be handled with just pad/shoe material quality changes.

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PostSubject: Re: 1993 RMW disc brakes conversion   1993 RMW disc brakes conversion Icon_minitimeThu Apr 04, 2024 9:19 pm

You want bigger because the factory brakes on these cars are laughable and undersized.

Kore3.com

Though if you want bigger brakes you need bigger wheels. At least 17 inch.
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PostSubject: Re: 1993 RMW disc brakes conversion   1993 RMW disc brakes conversion Icon_minitimeFri Apr 05, 2024 7:36 am

Dear Mr. 94Woody and Mr. booster.... Good day to both of you. Thankx for your replies.... I already have
17-inch wheels on it. I'll be 80 in a couple of months' time. I am looking for the wow! factor.... So! I
think new disc brakes all around would be cool. Any chance on getting names of companies who make
brake conversion kits for these RMW. Thankx
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PostSubject: Re: 1993 RMW disc brakes conversion   1993 RMW disc brakes conversion Icon_minitimeFri Apr 05, 2024 12:36 pm

WhiteBird wrote:
Dear Mr. 94Woody and Mr. booster.... Good day to both of you. Thankx for your replies.... I already have
17-inch wheels on it. I'll be 80 in a couple of months' time. I am looking for the wow! factor.... So! I
think new disc brakes all around would be cool. Any chance on getting names of companies who make
brake conversion kits for these RMW. Thankx  

Ye, the original parts are mighty ugly through wheels with a lot open area.

I am not into cleaning up rotors and calipers all the time so we went with 17" aluminum Rally wheels that have much less open area than most wheels.

Gotta admit that the painted calipers and drilled and slotted rotors look nice, but I know mine would never look very good once past a couple of weeks.  This is my retirement car and is summer driven only, but it still gets dirty with frequent driving on daily driver type use.

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PostSubject: Re: 1993 RMW disc brakes conversion   1993 RMW disc brakes conversion Icon_minitimeFri Apr 05, 2024 10:29 pm

WhiteBird wrote:
Any chance on getting names of companies who make
brake conversion kits for these RMW. Thankx  

Yes. I Gave you one in my first reply. Kore3. The other two are Baer and TCE. Kore are cheapest and Baer are most expensive.

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PostSubject: Re: 1993 RMW disc brakes conversion   1993 RMW disc brakes conversion Icon_minitimeSat Apr 06, 2024 8:14 am


Thankx Mr. 94Woody .... I am on it....

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PostSubject: Re: 1993 RMW disc brakes conversion   1993 RMW disc brakes conversion Icon_minitimeSat Apr 06, 2024 2:40 pm

WhiteBird wrote:

Thankx Mr. 94Woody .... I am on it....

I will be going with Kore3 when I do mine. Bought new 17" wheels with plenty of clearance. They use repurposed Corvette parts, calipers, redrilled rotors, etc along with the proper mounts and such. The others use Wilwood parts and other custom stuff. Smallest setups use the 17" wheels while the bigger stuff requires 18" wheels.
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