Front Kits Include:
|Front Rotor Included||Yes|
|Front Rotor Style||Drilled & Slotted|
|Front Rotor Construction||Cast Iron|
|Front Rotor Diameter (inches)||11|
|Front Rotor Thickness (inches)||1|
|Rear Rotor Included||No|
|Caliper Piston Quantity||Single|
|Caliper Material||Cast iron|
|Dust Shields / Backing Plates Included||Yes|
|Power Brake Booster Included||Yes|
|Proportioning Valve Type||Non Adjustable|
Reviewed by: Angelus10/09/2017 03:45AM
Product ownership: Less than 1 month
Purchased from: Performance Suspension Technology
I just completed the disk brake conversion on my 68 camaro using this kit with the drilled and slotted rotors. The deciding factor in going through PST is that I've already used their products and am satisfied and they offered a lifetime warranty. So, if a caliper goes bad, booster, etc. - they claim they will replace it (I confirmed this over the phone with a service rep). The parts arrived and appear to be of good quality. Bearings are from Taiwan and I'm sure other parts are not USA made, but somewhat expected this given the affordable price, and most bearings you get from your local auto part supplier are from Taiwan anyways. The outer races of the bearings aren't used because they need to be removed to fit inside the races inside the hubs, which was strange, but made installing the inner bearing grease seals easy because I used the outer race and a piece of wood to hammer them in nice and tight. The installation instructions are pretty good, but you still need to have some common sense to complete the install, and probably want someone else around to give you an extra hand. For example, you need to know how to disassemble your front suspension and either use spring clamps or have a good floor jack and know how to use it. A few problems I had with the install are (a) the dust shield covers didn't work with my tubular control arms, so I had to grind down my arms and bend the dust shield out a tiny bit; (b) the power booster requires a vacuum hose to be connected to your carb, and this isn't supplied, so I had to get some more parts at a local parts supplier; (c) the front brake line fittings going into the original master cylinder are different sizes (the left is larger), but the new proportioning valve used the smaller size fittings for both front lines, so I couldn't reuse my stock line and even the replacement stainless steel lines I purchased wouldn't work so I had to get a flare kit and change the fitting at the top end of the left front brake line; (d) I couldn't get my brake pedal return spring to work properly in the new location of the coupler (the new setup has to sit at an angle requiring you to use a different lower hole in the pedal) so had to get creative and use both the stock and new coupler supplied with the kit to get it to work; (e) the instructions tell you to bench bleed the new master cylinder and comes with the kit (cool), but the kit comes with the booster installed, so I am calling PST to ask them about removing it and torque specs. All in all, the kit looks great after install and even came with stainless steel braided lines. There was an extra set of four copper washers included, but they were smaller than the thicker ones already supplied with the braided lines, and I didn't know what they are supposed to be used for (gonna ask PST about this also). Anyways, I haven't driven the car yet, but I will post another review once I have talked with a PST rep and the car on the road again. Thanks PST for the quality products for my classic camaro!
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