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Rear Brake upgrade option. by jwct7
Started on: 11-12-2016 12:32 PM
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Last post by: jwct7 on 11-23-2016 06:40 PM
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I have always had a difficult time with my Wilwood set up on the rear of my car, and finally the inspection station failed the E-brake as it won't hold the N* engine when put in drive. The stupid little mechanical piston is just not up to it. I have been looking around for some time for something else I could use and it finally hit me! My daily car is a 2005 Lincoln LS with rear disc brakes etc so I took a good look during some suspension work. The Rotors are 11.8" diameter which is almost the same as my Wilwoods @ 11.75. More investigation showed that a 2000 - 2002 Lincoln has a linkage that will accept the Fiero's cable, so far so good.
I made some templates from lightweight material I had laying around and took measurements for adapting up these brakes. After looking at the Held brackets I bought some 3/8" X 2" bar and drilled it up. The issue then became the spacing so the caliper runs central on the rotor. I found 1/2" to be right for my application. I used Steel pipe for the spacers and have mocked it up in the axle. I know that VW and Subaru's have the same PCD as our wheel hubs and the Passat has the correct diameter rotors too. I am still in the process of doing this but here are a few pics if anyone is interested.



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Just change those bolts to tempered steel.
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Originally posted by Australian:

Just change those bolts to tempered steel.


They're class 8.8. They are quenched and tempered.

What's the piston diameter on these? I take it that the cable will be routed below the driveaxle boot? Or on top?
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Thx guys, I now have the 10.9 Bolts installed. The cable will run OVER the CV joint just inside the strut. Here's a few more pics.








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Piston diameter is 1 5/8"
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The brake fit very well, I needed an AN3 - M10X1 adapter for my brake lines and that takes care of the hydralics. by the way I found a fantastic deal on Ebay and got BOTH rear calipers for just $110 and they are New OEM not rebuilds etc. UNfortunately the new rear cables I bought from TFS are just too short, but after some research I found that a 97 Bonneville has cables a few inches longer. I will report on these once I receive them and get them installed.
Consequently I have a pair of E brake cables for sale...
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