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Re: Neon disc swap how to
Saturday, June 09, 2007 2:09 PM
i found the 11 1/4" kit now thanks to cinny

looks like i'll be doing another upgrade to match my 12" fronts

(this also means that i'll be ebaying my current neon setup)

ps - has anyone found any 7/16" washers at local autoparts stores that aren't ungodly thin? the ones at autozone are paper thin compared to the ones that come stock.



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Re: Neon disc swap how to
Sunday, June 10, 2007 1:44 PM
aside from that, has anyone found some thicker 10.6" rotors to fit the neon setup? i know that ours are 3/8" thick, and some of the other larger cars that used 10.6" were 1/2" thick. only problem is that i think some of them had a bigger hub and 5x114.3 pattern. does anyone know if we can use the srt4 rotors?



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Re: Neon disc swap how to
Tuesday, June 12, 2007 2:38 PM
alright guys, so as i fiddle with the daytona setup (which by the way, is MUCH more complex than the neon setup), I have realized that the piston sizes are NOT the same between the neon and daytona calipers. how do i know this? because I bought the seal kit for the calipers for a neon, and they definitely are slightly too small (not too crazy, but still). so yea, time to find the daytona seals.

ps - if anyone wants to buy some new seals for a neon lol, 6 bucks shipped.



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Re: Neon disc swap how to
Friday, June 15, 2007 9:28 PM
^hahah....that sucks man. Thats not what kragen says, at least on there site.
Re: Neon disc swap how to
Saturday, June 16, 2007 8:00 PM
interesting, i have calipers from a daytona, so they're slightly larger?


1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
5-spd


Re: Neon disc swap how to
Sunday, June 17, 2007 5:33 AM
the calipers that are from the daytona iroc r/t with the larger 11.25" rear brakes has the larger calipers. the normal daytona has the same calipers as the neon.



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Re: Neon disc swap how to
Monday, June 18, 2007 5:50 AM
Kardain wrote:

On the e-brake adjuster screw, does the threaded part need to face the front or rear of the vehicle... my e-brake isn't self adjusting like it should, so want to make sure it isn't in backwards


How do you know if it is self adjusting or not?
Re: Neon disc swap how to
Monday, June 18, 2007 3:44 PM
thats because it is NOT self adjusting. thats why there's a removeable rubber grommet there



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Re: Neon disc swap how to
Monday, June 18, 2007 7:53 PM
Viper98912 wrote:

thats because it is NOT self adjusting. thats why there's a removeable rubber grommet there


thats what the extra bar is for on the J-body set up, its not present on the Chrysler set up



Re: Neon disc swap how to
Monday, June 18, 2007 9:44 PM
Viper98912 wrote:

thats because it is NOT self adjusting. thats why there's a removeable rubber grommet there


Are you saying that none of the e-brake cables are self adjusting or that the non self adjusting have a rubber grommet?
Re: Neon disc swap how to
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 2:34 AM
none of them are self adjusting.



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Re: Neon disc swap how to
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 5:00 PM
Should i go back to Autozone and get a different caliper?

Notice the piston housing... I just noticed this trying to prep all of them for paint.



This one is sticking out quite a bit farther compared to the one above..





I've taken a clamp and tried to press it in further and it doesn't budge.



Re: Neon disc swap how to
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 5:21 PM
^^^ looks normal to me....and its pressed in all the way






Re: Neon disc swap how to
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 6:38 PM
that is the dust boot. it just wasn't inserted in all the way. i'm sure u've compressed the piston in as far as u can, just the dust boot isn't (and doesn't need to be). no big deal



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Re: Neon disc swap how to
Thursday, June 21, 2007 4:37 PM
Ok, just checking

...another random question...

Any type of sealant need to go onto the threads of anything? Like the fittings into the calipers or SS lines into those fiting? I just found out we can order 3/16ths poly brake line in bulk through advance, so i am thinking about running some new lines to the rear of my car since the stockers are pretty rusty. Poly coated ones will last longer any who....



Re: Neon disc swap how to
Monday, June 25, 2007 9:34 AM
No, the lines and fittings use NPT and AN fittings neither need any thread coatings to seal.
Re: Neon disc swap how to
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 7:15 PM
Anyone know if a 15" wheel will clear the neon rear disc setup? I would assume that it would, but I just want to make sure.



Re: Neon disc swap how to
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 1:50 AM
I've had a 14" stock steel wheel on mine.




Re: Neon disc swap how to
Friday, June 29, 2007 9:36 AM
ltos of room with 15 inch steelies

but its strange, my steelies wouldnt clear my daytona on the rear, the older 87-88 calipers with integrated ebrake wouldnt clear


1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
5-spd


Re: Neon disc swap how to
Sunday, July 01, 2007 4:31 AM
^ daytona 10.6 or 11.25?



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Re: Neon disc swap how to
Tuesday, July 03, 2007 7:28 AM
i'm guessing it would be the smaller of the two...

this was on the Pacifica model, wich was the 'luxury' turbo daytona, with a Turbo 1 non-intercooled.


1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
5-spd



Re: Neon disc swap how to
Thursday, July 05, 2007 5:56 PM
The more i tear apart my car, the more depressed i get. Honestly, at the rate i am finding what salt does to metal when my car was driven in winter i am going to need a new trailing arm, brake lines, gas tank, fuel lines, engine cradle subframe....

I finally got my old drums off all the way down to the hubs. Only to have to get the wire wheel out and go at them they were falling apart soo much, and one of the damn torx bolts i stripped out, so i had to drill the sonfa bitch out....

If this isn't love for my car, i don't know what is!



Re: Neon disc swap how to
Thursday, July 05, 2007 8:11 PM
I've had to drill one of those bastards off once and it was a serious PITA. I always replace them with grade 8 bolts. Good luck man.
Re: Neon disc swap how to
Thursday, July 05, 2007 8:53 PM
Viper98912 wrote:

none of them are self adjusting.


Then how do you adjust the e-brake on 03+ cavi? my haynes manual says they are self adjusting.
Re: Neon disc swap how to
Friday, July 06, 2007 4:14 AM
T REX wrote:

Viper98912 wrote:

none of them are self adjusting.


Then how do you adjust the e-brake on 03+ cavi? my haynes manual says they are self adjusting.


Thats because your Haynes manual for the J-Body doesn't cover the Dodge Neon, those are the shoes in question here, they need to be done manually.



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