EMPI DISC FRONT BRAKE CONVERSION

Discussion in 'Splitty Tech Clinic' started by TerryS, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. TerryS

    TerryS Member

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    Toying with the idea of updating my (front) brakes from drum to disc's.
    Lots of options - EMPI, EMPI copy to airkewld (wilwood).

    Noticed Vollks.com.au has special for$630 delivered would these be suitable for low powered bus running standard wheels.

    Or should I start saving for the airkewld?

    Assistance & advice please?

    Anybody with experience with either?
     
  2. DakDak67

    DakDak67 Active Member

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    Save for CSP , save quite a bit.
     
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  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    As above

    Empi is a waste of money and whilst Wilwood is ok I don't believe you can get it engineered

    Why do you want discs?
    Bigger motor ?

    Why not bay beam? Yeah you loose wide 5 but at least it works
     
  4. DakDak67

    DakDak67 Active Member

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    Barry is right, Wilwood can't be engineered in this country.
    John Sherman does a good wide 5 disc conversion, It's not CSP quality but it works.
     
  5. nils

    nils Well-Known Member

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    Not too many brakes that gets engineered in the country anymore.

    The cost of hiring a track and driver to tell you your brakes work, its cheaper to run the gauntlet.
     
  6. TerryS

    TerryS Member

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    Spoke to John from Volks conversion - seems like the way to go.
    My only concern is the approval side.
    Any body go through the process with an engineer?
    Maybe a contact with a suitable engineer?
     
  7. DakDak67

    DakDak67 Active Member

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    It's not too hard Terry, Johns brakes have been passed for years mate. You'll have to ask around your area, put the call out on dsk.
     
  8. DakDak67

    DakDak67 Active Member

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    Yeah heaps do, just not Wilwood , shame, they're cheap and work ok .
     
  9. Easy

    Easy New Member

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    My brakes are getting converted as we speak. My kombi whisperer mechanic had the parts made to spec by some guy in Queensland, I can get his details if you want?

    The mechanic swears by the parts - not as shiny as csp but does the job. Says not to go anywhere near the empi ones.

    Parts cost me $1500, about a grand cheaper than csp would have been.
     
  10. Easy

    Easy New Member

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    Just realised I need to change my picture Been quite some time since I've posted on here.
     

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