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Old 04-16-2008, 12:42 PM   #121
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Probably around $75-$85 for the brackets. There is quite a large investment for the company making them as they need to run 250 brackets at a time.

Still a great price in my mind.
As you well know, IN!

Just need to test fitment with the K1's and 6UL's.
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:51 PM   #122
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If they'll fit with RPF01's, I'm probably in as well.

With all of the ideas/group buys/random deals, this site is pretty much a siphon connected to my checking account.
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I don't have a clue how we are going to do the test fitting. Someone might have to send me one of the tightest known wheels for clearance and once we know it fits, then we can assume it will fit the others.

I can't go purchasing 100s of wheels for a $75-85 part.
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:26 PM   #124
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If they'll fit with RPF01's, I'm probably in as well.
Doubtful.
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:52 PM   #125
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What do you all think the total cost will be when all is said and done?

I decided not to wait, and wound up buying a set of used 2004 Sport calipers F&R and the appropriate proportioning valve for $300. Rotors are costing me about $150, and I think I'm going to get stock Mazda pads for the street for $113.

For track duty, I'm planning on Carbotechs.

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Old 04-16-2008, 04:42 PM   #126
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Whos talkin' **** on my 17s now? Gee.. wonder if they'll fit..



I'll pay 75-80 for these brackets. Actually, I'm in for TWO sets!
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:58 PM   #127
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Send me the prototype and i'll test fit them on my 6UL 15x8s +36 offset.
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:19 PM   #128
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Im in.

Got a set of Corrado Rotors and FC calipers sitting in my garage. Just waiting for brackets.
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:20 PM   #129
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I don't have a clue how we are going to do the test fitting. Someone might have to send me one of the tightest known wheels for clearance and once we know it fits, then we can assume it will fit the others.

I can't go purchasing 100s of wheels for a $75-85 part.
FWIW the FC Rx7 with the 4 pot calipers has 15" wheels, so I would think clearing 15's wouldn't be a problem.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:35 PM   #130
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FWIW the FC Rx7 with the 4 pot calipers has 15" wheels, so I would think clearing 15's wouldn't be a problem.
i'm sure 14's are out but it would be nice if they fit stock 15" wheels
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:44 PM   #131
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What model calipers do we want to use? The ones from the 5 Bolt Wheel FC? Turbo or Non Turbo?
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:07 PM   #132
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What model calipers do we want to use? The ones from the 5 Bolt Wheel FC? Turbo or Non Turbo?
All 5 bolt models have the 4 pot callipers I believe. You obviously would want to model your brackets around the 4 pot calipers, that's the idea. All 4 pot calipers are the same from 88-93 IIRC.
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:23 PM   #133
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Mine came off an FC T-II.

Found some rotors, for anyone interested:



Two piece full floating baby! They're a steal at $259.79 each!

http://www.racingbrake.com/

They also sell some 1 piece quality rotors for around 80$ each. Also sourced a Brembo part number 25431. Thats a solid 1 piece non-slotted or drilled blank.

A seller on ebay claims to sell Brembo Drilled rotors for the Corrado, and while the picture shows an authentic Brembo rotor, obviously its not the exact item up for sale. Might contact them to make sure.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...ksid=p3907.m29
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:29 PM   #134
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What model calipers do we want to use? The ones from the 5 Bolt Wheel FC? Turbo or Non Turbo?
FC RX7 Turbo II.
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:18 PM   #135
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and no fair bidding against me on the partially polished set of calipers on ebay that's ending in 2 hours... I'll be pissed if one of you takes them out from under me.
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:26 PM   #136
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and no fair bidding against me on the partially polished set of calipers on ebay that's ending in 2 hours... I'll be pissed if one of you takes them out from under me.
I had some for sale a while back, should have picked them up. I have another set that I'm gonna use, but if I find another set I'll give you first shot.

I still think I could make these brackets for 20-30 bucks. I have my own lathe, just gotta get a 3 phase rotary converter to run it. Could go static converter but I'm afraid to cheap out and risk blowing it.

I'd probably have to make the spacers in the lathe and weld them onto the flat stock, then drop them in a jig and drill them out. I still don't see why people would charge so much for something so simple. What, a piece of 1/4" flat stock maybe and then two pieces of 1" round stock cut off the correct length to offset the calipers correctly.

If anyone has a simpler idea of how to make them I'm all ears.
Of course, I feel the same way about fuel rails and stuff like that. Super simple stuff, and they charge waaay too much for it.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:51 PM   #137
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TIIs are too rare in the junkyards, well here at least.
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TIIs are too rare in the junkyards, well here at least.
The calipers from the non-turbos are the same. I've picked up 4 sets of these guys from junkards lately. 3 of the 4 were off of non-turbo models, they are exactly th same as the one that came off of the turbo model.
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:09 AM   #139
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yea, i just asked someone. as long as its 5 lug, it should have them according to him. so that means GXL's and GTU's should have them
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I have a set of rebuilt 5 lug calipers on the way, and a set of Hawk Pads. The shop is going to order a NAPA rotor to do the test fit, and then I will get a set of brmbo rotors once we get the production piece back.
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