Pembrey’s brake upgrade for the Hard parker

Posted: July 23, 2011 by stinkypoo31 in Sprinter, Stephen Pembrey

A couple of weeks ago, I met up with Stephen Pembrey who traveled down from Sydney to work on his Toyota Sprinter, being stored in Canberra. It is about a 300 kilometer journey seeing boring bush land. Steve plans to have his car running and competition ready by September, to compete in the very first round of Australian Drift GP. The Sprinter is currently undergoing a Aurion V6 conversion and is expected to make more power than his turbo setup. New Wilwood brakes were ordered and “almost” installed in anticipation of the extra horse power and torque.

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Steve who is easily distracted saw something interesting on the ground, just off shot of the camera.

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Off come the wheels and what appear to be brand new tyres from 2009.

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Steve’s 98% completed installation of the roll cage. I guess the percentage of complete depends on how many steps were planned for the installation.

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Uprated factory Sprinter brakes look very small.

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As part of the brake upgrade, a Nissan Master cylinder was fitted. At least one good part needs to be installed on the Toyota :).

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On the phone to Repco to source some new wheel bearings to replace the worn out set.

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Roll center adjusters at the bottom the strut to improve steering.

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Old discs off! Discs are bolted directly onto the wheel hubs.

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A comparison between the new and old brake discs.

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Steve tries to line up the bolt holes on the discs, unfortunately they don’t seem to line up. After looking for differences, Steve notices that the hole sizes are different.

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The hole is enlarged with great precision.

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4 pot Wilwood caliper kit was used for this upgrade. It will be a massive improvement over the factory single pot calipers.

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The comes with adapter brackets for the larger discs and calipers.

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All though the adapter bolted on without issues, the dust cover required some trimming to allow the caliper to be fitted.

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Great Success, the caliper fitted without pads, or lines fits very well. Stay tuned for more updates…. maybe…

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Comments
  1. Max Haggard says:

    Brake kit looks good…… What is the size of the rotors?
    Thats a ‘Bonds’ cage, yeah? Just fitted the same roll cage to mine…

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