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    1990 Brougham "Hub-In-Rotor" conversion

    Im considering converting from the factory hub-in-rotor spindle setup to a later style setup. Anyone have any experience/opinions on this or
    know which model's spindles/front ends are compatible for this? For example.......does anyone know if a big body caddy spindle/hub will fit
    the broughams?


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    Re: 1990 Brougham "Hub-In-Rotor" conversion

    There's probably nothing stock that will be a direct fit. FWD cars use a completely different setup and trucks generally have different parts too. There's no real benefit to changing what's already there.

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    Re: 1990 Brougham "Hub-In-Rotor" conversion

    The parts already exist. Contact Bill Harper (Navy Lifer) over on the Impala SS Forum. TCE also offer custom hubs that will accept slip on rotors in sizes from stock to huge.

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    Re: 1990 Brougham "Hub-In-Rotor" conversion

    Aftermarket to the rescue.

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    Re: 1990 Brougham "Hub-In-Rotor" conversion

    Sounds like a step backwords, the old style never warp, the floating rotors warp when you put them on.

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    Re: 1990 Brougham "Hub-In-Rotor" conversion

    A 15x1.25" rotor does not warp. A slip on rotor on a Civic does, though!

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    Rotors don't warp, period. Ask any brake manufacturer.

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    Re: 1990 Brougham "Hub-In-Rotor" conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    Rotors don't warp, period. Ask any brake manufacturer.
    What do you mean? I've personally turned warped rotors. Two feet drivers for example...

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    Re: 1990 Brougham "Hub-In-Rotor" conversion

    Pretty sure that was facetious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csbuckn

    What do you mean? I've personally turned warped rotors. Two feet drivers for example...
    You've turned rotors with uneven wear side to side. Rotors don't actually "warp" (change shape) into an untrue state.

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    Re: 1990 Brougham "Hub-In-Rotor" conversion

    I was wondering also why anyone would want to do this in the first place.

    Resisted the idea uneven lug nut torque would lead to wacked rotors and lumpy brakes for a while. Finally I learned this was true.

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    Re: 1990 Brougham "Hub-In-Rotor" conversion

    Bigger bearing, less weight, more rotor options, different bolt pattern... The reasons are there for the more extreme conditions but, for daily driving, it'd be tough to justify the move.

    Moist, your reply makes sense but I think most people will call uneven wear the same as warped. Either way, the rotors would need to be turned.

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    Yes, warped is the commonly used term, just misleading.


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