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    Thread: if i want to put rocco front brakes on my cabby do i...

    1. Member kap0ne's Avatar
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      04-03-2002 09:54 PM #1
      if i want to put rocco front brakes on my cabby do i need the rocco hub assebly too
      what do i need to do the whole swap
      i have the rocco master cylinder
      do i need to get new rear cylinders too
      any help please
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      04-03-2002 10:00 PM #2
      You can use the Scirocco hub assemblies but it's not necessary, the calipers and carriers will bolt up to your hub assemblies fine.
      You need the calipers, carriers, pads, and rotors.
      Master cylinder is not a necessity but will make the pedal firmer, to use the master cylinder you'll need a different brake booster.

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      04-03-2002 11:24 PM #3
      where is the brake booster located
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      04-03-2002 11:46 PM #4
      The brake booster is what your master cylinder bolts up to, and where your brake pedal bolts to from the inside of your car. Its a big round thing with a vacuum line running to it.
      I did the swap with everything but the master cylinder. I have it sitting in my garage though waiting to go in. It definitly improved my braking, but nothing drastic. I am hoping that the 22mm master cylinder with some steel braided brake lines will really sharpen it up.
      You have to bend the hardened brake lines to fit up to the rocco master cylinder though. I haven't figured out how I want to do that. Has anyone else done it?
      -Nick

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      04-04-2002 10:13 PM #5
      If you only need to make a quick bend you can (very carefully) bend the line against something round like an aerosol can, this usually keeps the line from collapsing. You should only use this method if you're stuck in a jam without a line bender.
      The bends you have to make for the master cylinder should really be done with a line bender, as they are pretty sharp bends. You can pick up a line bending kit from pretty much any auto parts place, last time I looked at Salvo they were ~$20

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      04-05-2002 12:22 AM #6
      yea i went back to the junk yard where i got the master cylinder and got the booster
      i paid 40 for the master cylinder and the hub assembly w/ the knuckles
      i'm not sure if i needed all that but i got it anyways
      i just need to get the calipers now
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