Join Date: Jul 2013
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Re: lift spindles and LS1 brakes
side by side of old and new spindle and the bracket used to mount.
the "ears" aka origional caliper mounting get cut off so the bracket can be mounted and have clearance with the bigger caliper
the two outer holes on the bracket go to the 2 dust shield mounting locations that get drilled and tapped. notice the one on the lift spindle is right at the edge and would not be able to be tapped. even if I could still that location with only that much metal was not designed to be load bearing.
backside of the lift spindle. the larger holes are the origional caliper mounts and the smaller/further apart holes lower are whrer the bracket would be mounted
caliper and bracket mocked up to see clearance
like i said i played around with a few ideas of where else i could drill and tap with just putting the caliper clocked at a different angle, but im afraid im going to have issues once I load the caliper around the rotor and it not fit right or at all. the amount of room for error on that is very minimal.