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I am getting ready to make an attempt on installing C70 brake system on my 95 850 T5. I have the rotors, pads, calipers, and other misc. goodies. Has anyone tried or researched the possibility of doing this? I will try to do this over the next weekend but I am just trying to prepare myself for any issues that come up. Any input would be great. Thanks in advance...<P>Prospero
 

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Will your wheels clear the larger brakes?<P>edit: Nevermind, I thought you'd be using larger brakes (11 7/8" instead of 11").<P>
 

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Hey Prospero, unless the C70 had the upgraded brake system installed you will be doing alot of work for nothing. Let me know what you have as far as parts. And one more thing make check that your front flex lines line up properly take note of how they are set up, the arc, one turn off and it will cause problems for the flex line when the wheel is turned. The adjustment is made at the spot where the stiff steel line meets the flex line, at that end the flex line when loose can be turned in the support bracket as needed where it locks the flex line position in place with the 14mm end then secure the fitting. This may reqire a little heat to get fittings free, as well as the rear lines at the calipers. Go stainless steel flex lines cool brake feel, and check your parts first. Have fun with the motorcycle test!
 

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Well from the way it looks, the brakes will fit. The IPD part numbers are the same for the 850/ 70 series rotors and pads. As far as the calipers go, I will have to see when I get down and dirty. The whole purpose of the change over is to replace my warped and worn brakes with new ones. Kai has "donated" the parts from his C70 since he had some hi-perf. brakes installed and won't be needing the OEM stuff. It looks like it should all work out fine. Also, I have ordered the stainless brake lines from IPD, can't wait to feel the difference. Maybe it will feel like the LMSC NASCAR cars I played with a few years ago. Thanks for all of the helpful input, I will be sure and use it.<P>Thanks again all!<P>Prospero
 

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That should be an interesting install Matt. Good luck with it and let me know how it goes. In a different direction, I have the IPD slotted rotors and PBR pads downstairs in my basement also awaiting install. <P>The main prob with these darn 850 systems is the heat. I'm trying to figure out a good way to add ventilation to that wheel well also. We'll see.
 

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I was thinking LN2 for cooling. It's cheap and easy ro use. (LN2 is Liquid nitrogen BTW.) Seriously, I am looking at options but it is looking like we will just have to go bigger, thicker and better metals in order to fix the problem. Or maybe just lighten up the car and not drive it so damn hard. (Naaah, not likely.)<P>I will hopefully do the install tonight, I'll post the results.<P>Prospero
 
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