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Hi all,
has anyone had any issues fitting a combo rear brake and hand brake kit to a 2007 V8 VDJ79 workmate ute? Did you have to shorten the tail shaft to accommodate the rotor of the back od the transfer case?

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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 08:54

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 08:54
Gday
After just reading the fitting instructions on google, there is no mention about shortening the tail shaft, so one would assume that it is not necessary.
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Reply By: Wayne NSW - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 09:46

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 09:46
Mark,

The slip joint in the tail shaft would take care of any shorting due to the insulation of the hand brake rotor.

This system sounds like a good idea, do you know if they supply just the hand brake kit?

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Follow Up By: abqaiq - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 12:39

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 12:39
Tail shaft disc brake can be ordered separately according the information I received from H/S.

Brakes on a Troopy are so bad probably need the whole kit.- Wife's opinion after a scary incident.

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Reply By: Mick O - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 18:00

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 18:00
Mark, have a chat to them. Have you checked the load proportioning valve and seen what can be done there first off? They can be a bit problematic affecting brake capacity. The first option Hoppers usually recommend is using larger master/slave cylinders and lines to ensure your getting adequate hydraulic pressures through to the calipers. It's less expensive.

If this doesn't satisfy then go ahead and do the full disc replacement kit and get the handbrake kit as well. As you've already fitted the cylinders and lines to fit, it won't be any more expensive.

I'll be going the whole hog once finances are authorised by the minister for war and finance.

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Follow Up By: Member - Markthemilko - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 18:38

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 18:38
Thanks guys for your responses.

Once I removed the grease nipple from the shaft I was able to compress it and bolt it to the diff.

I bought the hand brake & rear brake kit as I was going to have to replace both rotors/drums - about $500 each - as the holes were elongated (and yes - I do keep the wheel nuts up tight!). So I thought that I'd look for something better rather than replace the them periodically.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 23:22

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 23:22
So Mark what did it end up costing for both kits?
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Follow Up By: Member - Markthemilko - Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014 at 00:30

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014 at 00:30
Hi John,
I bought it as one kit (rear & hand brake) $3,600 + freight to Glen Forrest (Perth) WA $110. Received in 5 days.

Fitted by me - well hand brake fitted, but yet to fit rear brakes.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014 at 01:36

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014 at 01:36
Cheers Mark.
Intake it the hand break works well now :)

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014 at 01:38

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014 at 01:38
That should read "I take it"
Bloody iPad autocorrect!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Markthemilko - Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 at 00:27

Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 at 00:27
Hi John,
yes it does now, and hopefully my wife will think so too!
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