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jamie924  



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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

swapping to ali rear arms sounds like the way to go just to clear this up tho
if i did swap across on my 4 lug 924 could i still use the parking brake cables hubs drum brakes etc
the only reason i ask is ai have a great set of 4 lug wheels and the drums are more then adequate for what i need
has anyon done this already
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like the parking brake hardware is the same, but I don't see a caliper carrier in the 924S PET. Cast into the trailing arm?

Cool!

Jamie, no, no and no
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rasta Monsta wrote:
I don't see a caliper carrier in the 924S PET. Cast into the trailing arm?


Exactly!
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamie924 wrote:
swapping to ali rear arms sounds like the way to go just to clear this up tho
if i did swap across on my 4 lug 924 could i still use the parking brake cables hubs drum brakes etc
the only reason i ask is ai have a great set of 4 lug wheels and the drums are more then adequate for what i need
has anyon done this already

Jamie, no, the parking brake cable ends are different on the drum brakes, and are not interchangeable. You have to replace the entire parking brake cable & mechanism starting at the linkage in the passenger cabin that attaches to the brake handle, all the way back to the attachment points at the rear brakes.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um also no drum backing plate.
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, you might be able to swap the backing plate over to the aluminum arms, but I'm not sure why you'd want to.

If you really want to keep the 4-bolt pattern, you might be able to use the 944 rear brakes combined with 4-bolt front rotors and 4-bolt rear hubs (sans drums). The trick would be getting the calipers, pads and e-brake parts to work since the rotors are completely different. I don't know that this would work at all.

In the end, the amount of effort required to make that happen SAFELY isn't worth it when a conversion to 944 brakes all around would be better in the long run with a set of 5x130 wheels (I know, I don't like that bolt pattern either since the wheels are stupidly expensive, thanks Porsche!) but unless you want to redrill the hubs to another pattern and either redrill or replace the rotors, you're kind of stuck as adapters would screw up your offset.
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fiat22turbo wrote:
Well, you might be able to swap the backing plate over to the aluminum arms.


Negative. On a steel arm car, the caliper carrier and drum backing plate both occupy, and are bolted to, the same spot. Since the caliper carrier is part of the aluminum casting, you can't remove it to swap in the other part.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah, did it. The unsightly result:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paint or wire wheel?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carrier was powder coated, spring plates and hardware were electroplated with yellow cad.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks cool. i'd do mine but i dont want to go trough 4 wheel alignment again.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I wouldn't do it for looks alone...I rebushed, switched t bars, etc.
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