Currently doing a 2005 brake swap, wanted to share some pics and have a question at the end :-).
Bought the spindles and calipers for 700$ and spent another 275 for new discs and pads (low quality for now, will by better ones when budget allows :-) )
Calipers needed some tlc, the one pictured I rebuilt with new parts, the other one I took apart, cleaned, greased and reassembled.
While I had the spindle off I also installed new bushings and repainted the frame.
Painted and energy suspension stuff installed.
Couldn't get the rotors off, found this trick on youtube and worked perfectly. Very little force needed to pop the rotors loose.
Also installed hydroboost some time back, so this with the srt calipers so give me some massive stopping power I hope. Don't mind the filthy messy engine bay, it's a work in progress :-)
So on to the questions,
- I have read somewhere that the rear calipers on an srt are identical to the stock front dual piston hemi calipers, any truth to this?
- When running stock hemi rear single piston calipers, is a proportioning valve needed to balance for the bigger front calipers?
- On the caliper where the brake line enters the caliper there is a little lip cast into the caliper, due to this the stock hemi brake line doesn't fit, if I however grinded off the lip I could use the stock hemi brake line. My question is does this lip serve any purpose other that ease of install for the brake line and can I safely grind it off?