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« on: January 05, 2008, 11:52:36 PM »
I just bought a conversion kit for the back of the baja and I'm a little confused.The only way these calipers will go on ,without doing any mods is straight up ,at 12:00 :blink: ! Is this correct,I've never seen a brake caliper mounted this way!wondering if anyone else has installed this kit? thanks Don

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008, 12:28:03 AM »
You may have to be more specific as to what kit you have and what your putting it on.

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008, 12:58:06 AM »
In Most cases the caliper will mount to the rear of the car so the caliper bleeder will face up. what kit do you have?

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008, 01:15:09 AM »
sorry I'm installing the kit from cip w/no e brake on my 73 irs baja bug. I thought the same as Geoff regarding the beeder! I can make it fit if I know thats the way it goes. ;)  

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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008, 01:32:08 AM »
this one :unsure: but with hd brackets

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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2008, 11:01:59 AM »
I used the same setup on mine.Just make sure the bleeders are up! I didn't :blush:
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2008, 09:53:02 PM »
You sure you can't rotate the caliper bracket another 90 degrees CW? Mine was sitting at 3 o'clock.
And just as G-dog mentioned, make the bleeder on the top...I found out the hard way after hours of frustration...oops! :rolleyes:  
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2008, 11:36:09 PM »
I got them mounted with the calipers to the back of the car, I had to cut some metal off the end  of the swing arm .no biggie  :rockon: Theres 2 bleeders per caliper so there all good! I was also wondering about other conponents of the system?Master cyl. (mines stock,& I have ghia front disc's too ),check valves ,& an adjustable perportioning valve.I thought I'd just try the stock master first,no check valve and see how it works. the proportioning valve would just be for fun between on & off road! :blink:  

 

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