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 Post subject: CJ brake swap fixed
PostPosted: 29 Jun 2016 09:50 
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Hi all,

I'm new to this so I'm not sure if this has been covered before,

I recently decided to upgrade my Cyborg Rx ( CJ ) brakes to the bigger twin pots, so I got some used ones from an Asti Rx version R and some new discs for an Evo 3. Also got some braided brake hoses that are supposed to fit CJ's, CA'S, fto's, Lancers etc.

Brought all the gear to my guy and he said that all the part's are all wrong! :shock: He said the bolts on the carrier don't match those on the knuckle, the discs won't fit and the rear hoses don't match up either! :| Really thought it was an easy swap .

I'd really appreciate some advice! :oops:

Edit: Problem solved! :D Got a pair of twin pots from an FTO with 130mm carrier spacing which went on perfect. Also had the discs redrilled to the correct PCD.

Cheers for the advice!


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 Post subject: Re: CJ brake swap help!
PostPosted: 01 Jul 2016 01:36 
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There were two different carriers bolt spacings, 130mm and 160mm.
I always was under the impression that all CJ Colts/Mirages etc had 130mm bolt spacing, and only Evos, Galants etc had the 160mm spacing. So have a search/look to find out what you have (130m I presume) and what the brakes you bought are.

Are for the Evo III rotors, they are 4X114.3 PCD whereas your car is 4X100 PCD. You'd need to get the rotors redrilled to your PCD.

As for the brake lines, I know that there are 2 different fittings (banjo and straight fittings) so you have to make sure your calipers and lines match up, and there were a fair few length differences


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 Post subject: Re: CJ brake swap help!
PostPosted: 02 Jul 2016 11:59 
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01 revision chassis no RS model went to the wider carrier spacing. The whole hub mounting to the A arm changed to the evo horizontal ball joint. Rather than the threaded stud.
Agreed the rx would have been 4x100 pcd.

One last thing is if the car has small brakes and no abs it'll have a 7/8 master cylinder. Rather than 15/16

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