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Vitara front brake upgrade

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24 Oct 2010 17:33 #5327 by DVF
I've heard that it's possible to fit Vitara front brakes and vented discs to the Jimny.

Anyone got details of this mod?

What parts are required?

Which model Vitara would I get the parts from?

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24 Oct 2010 17:36 #5328 by mlines
If I recall correcty then all vitara front brake parts fit jimnys. The exception being the Vitara with the vented discs, but even these fit if you change everything at one.

I could be wrong, but this is how I remember it

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24 Oct 2010 17:45 #5329 by DVF
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It's the vented ones I'm after. I've already warped one pair of discs and well on the way to warping another pair. Need something that will stand up to my thinking the Jimny is a racecar.

Which Vitaras had vented discs?

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25 Oct 2010 19:26 #5362 by kirkynut
I'm not too sure I'd want too much more braking in the wet with mud terrains on - it's easy enough to lock up my fronts in the wet now, let alone with stronger brakes!!!

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26 Oct 2010 13:23 #5380 by darthloachie

kirkynut wrote: I'm not too sure I'd want too much more braking in the wet with mud terrains on - it's easy enough to lock up my fronts in the wet now, let alone with stronger brakes!!!

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21 Jun 2020 16:37 #223824 by Zapnologica
Any more details on this?

I have 29inch tyres and my breaks are really not great at all.

I would really like the vitara disc's and calipers as they are larger. Does anyone know which year and model will fit?

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21 Jun 2020 16:56 #223825 by mlines
I think it's the GV XL7 V6 that has the vented discs and calipers. I had a garage phone up the other week with a Jimny that they kept getting the "wrong" parts sent through for. Turned out it had vented disks and larger calipers fitted. I sorted some GV parts for them.

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2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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22 Jun 2020 06:02 #223844 by Old Neil

mlines wrote: I think it's the GV XL7 V6 that has the vented discs and calipers. I had a garage phone up the other week with a Jimny that they kept getting the "wrong" parts sent through for. Turned out it had vented disks and larger calipers fitted. I sorted some GV parts for them.

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Hi Mlines
I have a 2000 model with the G motor, does the vitara calipers fit the jimny brackets or does an adapter plate need to be made and does the master cylinder need to be upgraded?
Thanks Neil

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22 Jun 2020 06:07 #223845 by mlines
Sorry, I don't know the details, but was going to have a go myself at one point

Martin

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2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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22 Jun 2020 09:48 #223855 by Old Neil

mlines wrote: Sorry, I don't know the details, but was going to have a go myself at one point

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