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Old November 26th 2002, 18:17
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topline front disks + cb rears !?

I am looking into getting 4wdb for my 72 and was wondering what experience people had with topline's conversion and cb's rears ? Good combo or am i going down the wrong path ?any info is appreciated good or bad.also for this combo would it be wise to upgrade the master cyl. and if so to what ?
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Old November 26th 2002, 18:27
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I have Topline's front disc brake kit. Works great and the people at Topline are very helpful. I have heard that CB Performance has the most complete rear disc brake kit on the market. They have generally great products. When I get rears I am set on getting them from CB.
On the other hand, if you want to go all out or need the best stopping power, go for a Porche conversion.
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Old November 27th 2002, 12:09
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Do either of these kits come with the dust covers??
Do topline make a rear disc kit, so that I can deal with one source of supply verse two or three.
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Do either of these kits come with the dust covers??
Do topline make a rear disc kit, so that I can deal with one source of supply verse two or three.
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Old November 27th 2002, 14:57
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Topline's disks in any level of trim (bolt pattern, drilled, etc) is a quality piece. They are great. Buy them and don't worry. Also, their customer service is top notch. I also trust CB's with a lot of things. I'll be using their kit when i go disks out back.

I heard that Topline is carrying a rear disk kit, but it may just be CB's kit that they stock. Ask them. Either way, I still trust Topline.

There's no room for dust covers in the front, or that's what i've heard. I know Topline's kit dosn't have them. I don't think you really should worry about them.
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Old December 12th 2002, 02:52
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Did anyone look into So Cal Imports' kits...They are attractively priced and look pretty complete...
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Old December 12th 2002, 07:36
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Personally, I don't trust SoCal. They left a bad taste in my mouth. Put it this way: you get what you pay for. I would not skimp on my brakes. I trust CB's or Topline.
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Old December 12th 2002, 13:37
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Appreciate the input...you do get what you pay for...
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Old December 22nd 2002, 20:27
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CB's Roto Hub Rear disk setup is nice. If you want to use 17"x9"
wheels, you will need to drill out the threaded lug holes and install longer studs. On our '71 SB we are using 7/8" spacers I made from a set of VW-to-Chevy adapters, and 2 5/8 studs with a .566 knurlized section. I used a 9/16 drill bit for the holes.
The Roto Hubs are thick enuff to support the lug studs properly, and center the wheels accurately.

I struck out with the CB front disks. All they are is stock SB front disk brakes, drilled to a 5x130mm pattern. In my view, they aren't suited for the big 17"x7.5" wheels. At least a 11/16" spacer will be needed to keep the wheels from rubbing the springs, unless you use Maxx Struts, then a smaller spacer can be used, but the front track may be too narrow, and look kinda funny. Nonetheless, the screwed in wheel studs aren't long enuff for spacers, and the rotors are too gimpy, and not designed to use pressed in studs.

After all the headaches of trying to get them to work on Hummbug, we decided to cut our losses, get a set of 1303 control arms, and some 944 struts with brakes and hubs and associated things, and go that route.

Now I have to contact Kerscher, and wait 5 weeks for ball joints.
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Personally, I don't trust SoCal. They left a bad taste in my mouth.

doesnt sound overly positive..what happened?
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I am looking into getting 4wdb for my 72 and was wondering what experience people had with topline's conversion and cb's rears ? Good combo or am i going down the wrong path ?any info is appreciated good or bad.also for this combo would it be wise to upgrade the master cyl. and if so to what ?
great combo as far as i'm concerned (i have both ). nicely balanced with the stock master cyl in my '74, with a little extra rubber on the ground.
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