Anyone been running the EMPI rear disks for a while?

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Anyone been running the EMPI rear disks for a while?

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I'm thinking of a change, so could be removing my CB rear disks and fitting the EMPI kit instead.

Anyone ever come across any feedback on the EMPI kit?
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Been using them for 4-5 years, no problems at all, would like to know what the calipers are from so I can get some replacement pads soon.

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The groves that slide onto your axle are not the hardest metal....i clean stripped 2 ....not sure how, but it happened, and when it does, you aint going no-where

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Was that two on the same side or one on each side?

How many miles did it take to happen?

Did you fit replacements, or different brakes to stop it reoccurring?
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dweeb wrote:Been using them for 4-5 years, no problems at all, would like to know what the calipers are from so I can get some replacement pads soon.
They're usually AC Industries calipers. You can get them from here.

http://www.socalautoparts.com/ac-indust ... 1267&sort=

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think i managed to do both sides 8O one side was worn badly, the other side totally smooth = no drive

replaced them once.....then went back to drums (which improved the braking feel as the back where braking too well in relation to the fronts)

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How long ago was that? Wonder if it was a bad batch. A few years ago there was problems with T3 repro drums that probably come out the same factory.
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2007 was one

cant imagine the 2nd one that went again was from the same batch too
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haha Premium quality.....

Just read a massive long thread on theSamba and videos on uTube.... end result... Won't be using Empi brakes!
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Hi Jim they seem very similar well at least in build quality as our Cb ones. I've stripped my nearside hub a few years back to due to maybe a fault in the metal/ weak splines. :cry:

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The CB design are a steel insert for the splines inside an ally hub, where as the Empi are cast unit, much like normal drums are.

And the mount on the Empi design seems to be a pressed steel bracket instead of our cast ally bracket which there's reports of lots of flex' & clearance problems. With the amount of fit issues reported in the US, I'm out as the saying goes.
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