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Aluminum front hubs by watts
Started on: 02-24-2004 02:51 AM
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Report this Post02-24-2004 02:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for wattsClick Here to Email wattsSend a Private Message to wattsDirect Link to This Post
Just a question of 'how much interest' right now, but...


What if there were an aluminum "Grand-Am" hub on the market.
It would be machined from a solid block (no welds).
Would come with bearings pre-installed, and a grease seal.
New studs, preinstalled.
The center on the outside would properly match the ID of a grand-am rotor's hub.
It would have the face of it 'stepped in' the extra thickness of the rotor.
It would come anodized in a variety of colors.

What do you feel would be a good price on something like this?

Would it be something you'd like to have?

How soon would you want it?

Is there anything else you'd like to see added/changed/deleted?


Thanks for your input!

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Report this Post02-24-2004 03:05 AM Click Here to See the Profile for donk316Click Here to Email donk316Send a Private Message to donk316Direct Link to This Post
The first thing that pops into my head is "strength". Am I gonna snap a hub In a hard corner.
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Report this Post02-24-2004 07:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for LordBoOsTClick Here to Email LordBoOsTSend a Private Message to LordBoOsTDirect Link to This Post
I'd love to buy a pair. Kinda offset the extra weight for unsprung weight by adding heavier vented rotors. Depends on price of course and how about caliper brackets as an option?
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Report this Post02-24-2004 11:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for wattsClick Here to Email wattsSend a Private Message to wattsDirect Link to This Post
I'll try to address questions as we go.

Strength: Not going to be a problem. They'll be made from a solid billet, it'll be heat treated material, and if you see in the drawings, there's MUCH more material than in the stock setup.

Weight: Estimated at 3lbs each BEFORE machining! They'll be far less after.

Firm cost is unknown at this point, but around the $350us mark for the pair (with bearings, studs, and seals).

Caliper brackets could be an option. They'd have to be stock units that were modified (send in your old set as 'cores' along with payment for the calipers - you get back a bolt on setup type idea - maybe even a complete package with calipers & pads too - or different option levels).

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Report this Post02-24-2004 03:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for WillClick Here to Email WillSend a Private Message to WillDirect Link to This Post
RCC sells them with their brake kits:
http://www.rccspecialty.com/fiero.html

And I designed the ones that Street Dreams is using, although those won't work with stock knuckles:
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/034430.html

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Report this Post02-25-2004 01:13 AM Click Here to See the Profile for donk316Click Here to Email donk316Send a Private Message to donk316Direct Link to This Post
yeah for 595 USD you get aluminum hubs and bigger brakes. I could see paying 200 canadian for them. otherwise i dont see why i would fork out close to 500 bucks canadian for aluminum hubs.
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Report this Post02-25-2004 08:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for WillClick Here to Email WillSend a Private Message to WillDirect Link to This Post
Street Dreams stuff is going to be in the $800+ range for knuckles and hubs, without a brake kit.

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