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Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 6:37 AM
Is that with the spacer, and milling the knuckle? It seems like a lot of money. I half tempest to use ga axles and get the wheel bearings redrilled

Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 6:42 AM
it is a lot of money, sure but if you are all about weight savings then this is a good mod. doing the heavier n-body wheel bearings and larger axles is going to negate a lot of the weight loss rendering the swap next to pointless IMO.



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Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 7:25 AM
Yeah let me know what I have to do?
Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 4:17 PM
just read this thread, all the pertinent info is here.



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Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 6:33 PM
Any updates?
Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Thursday, June 07, 2012 6:14 PM
Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Thursday, June 07, 2012 6:50 PM
If you are doing all that work you should have used 2000+ then you can run 2010 camaro ss/ctsv/z06 4 piston calipers and gt500 15in ceramic rotors . Spindles are the same just different caliper mounts.




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Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Thursday, June 07, 2012 7:24 PM
-Z Yaaaa- wrote:





Wow...they do exist, LOL!!




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Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Thursday, June 07, 2012 7:26 PM
Rob Dotterer wrote:

If you are doing all that work you should have used 2000+ then you can run 2010 camaro ss/ctsv/z06 4 piston calipers and gt500 15in ceramic rotors . Spindles are the same just different caliper mounts.


huh? honestly i didnt realize 2000+ was different but that being the case its not hard to source some and have them machined like this if i choose to do larger brakes down the road.

but really, i am only going to run the n-body brakes. they are a bit larger than the stock j-body brakes and utilize aluminum calipers. reason being because i have 15" bogart racing wheels that need to be used.



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Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Friday, June 08, 2012 12:52 AM
If you dont have calipers yet, I would try to get camaro dual piston calipers as they use less brake fluid and give you way better pedal.




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Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Friday, June 08, 2012 2:03 PM

Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Friday, June 08, 2012 5:06 PM
-Z Yaaaa- wrote:

will those work with the n-body rotors?


It's the caliper everyone uses with the swap
Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Friday, June 08, 2012 6:30 PM
yes i understand that. but i am not using what "everyone" is using. im going with the n-body brakes so i can get them to fit under bogart 15" racing wheels.



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Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Friday, June 08, 2012 7:40 PM
Where can I get those?
Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Friday, June 08, 2012 8:25 PM
-Z Yaaaa- wrote:

yes i understand that. but i am not using what "everyone" is using. im going with the n-body brakes so i can get them to fit under bogart 15" racing wheels.



No, brad, what I mean was it was my understanding that you use n-body rotors with f calipers
Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Saturday, June 09, 2012 8:34 PM
Dave De Stefano wrote:

-Z Yaaaa- wrote:

yes i understand that. but i am not using what "everyone" is using. im going with the n-body brakes so i can get them to fit under bogart 15" racing wheels.



No, brad, what I mean was it was my understanding that you use n-body rotors with f calipers
Incorrect. N-body rotors are 11" while the F-body is 12".






Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:47 PM
Sooo.... when can I buy a set????





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Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Sunday, June 10, 2012 11:06 PM
i JUST now found this thread. I think I will crawl back under my rock until I get enough money for this. Very nice Brad, Very nice.









Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Monday, June 11, 2012 12:16 AM
Roofy- when brad first had these made up I contacted Mark at O.E.M. and iirc he said he'd charge 450 or 500 to do another set and that was us supplying the knuckles and sipping them to him. I planned on trying a celica rotor and an n body caliper with this on. My car when time came around to upgrade brakes.







Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Monday, June 11, 2012 8:27 AM
yea its spendy as all hell but its a ton of work, unfortunately. for someone like tim transporter to do it since he has access to machines etc it'd be cost effective but really, spending 500+ to shave 12 pounds of unsprung weight is quite a bit.



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Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Monday, June 11, 2012 9:07 AM
Brad, did you ever get the net weight reduction from this? You compared the machined spindle without the adapter and hardware, but you never posted it assembled.







Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Monday, June 11, 2012 9:27 AM
JUCNBST wrote:

Roofy- when brad first had these made up I contacted Mark at O.E.M. and iirc he said he'd charge 450 or 500 to do another set and that was us supplying the knuckles and sipping them to him. I planned on trying a celica rotor and an n body caliper with this on. My car when time came around to upgrade brakes.


How much for just the adapter plates to bolt the j body bearings to N body hubs?




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Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Monday, June 11, 2012 8:14 PM
^450 or 500, he machine's the knuckles and makes the adaptors........I'll still prob spend time in hopes of finding an alternative....






Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Monday, June 11, 2012 8:25 PM
yea i dont think he would make just the adapter plates. the machining needs to be precise so i think he wants to keep all that in house to make sure its perfect.

and shawn, sorry man aint had a chance to weigh one yet. im assuming its still going to be close to 6 pounds though. maybe 5?



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Re: 1999 N body steering knuckle question
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 11:37 PM
-Z Yaaaa- wrote:

yea i dont think he would make just the adapter plates. the machining needs to be precise so i think he wants to keep all that in house to make sure its perfect.


Really? Alright......




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