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I just like to share this with the forums before I sell these brakes. This is how I got the evo X\8 calipers on my 2g knuckle. I was looking for jdm knuckles but no ones sell them here in Canada. I had a few set of 2g knuckles and one evo X and 8 calipers lying around. Then I thought of this idea, warning this isn't cheapest way to get brembo. First I machine flat the back part of the knuckles. Now I have workable surface to make brackets. These brackets were made out T6 aluminum cut on a CNC machine. The bracket I made will fit the evo X\9\8 Calipers with one exception that evo X calipers must be used with the X rotors and vice-versa with evo 9\8. These pictures are evo X calipers and huge 14” rotors. The evo X brakes will require 18" rims minimum, these evo X brakes because only got 17”. I also have a few spare machined knuckles and brackets if anyone wants them pm me.
 

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Would you be willing to share the dimensions you used for the brackets? Does the bracket clear the outer CV joint? How thick of material did you use?
 

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I like the write up, and would like to see you post up dimensions and information to help out other here accomplish this goal. But please keep any mention of selling parts to the classifieds.

Thanks for the contribution. Its always good to see new topics popping up after all these years.
 

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Well done. This is basically the way the TCE Wilwood kits worked and I always wondered why noone else took this DIY route to put bigger calipers on a DSM on their own.
probably it was not obvious that you can level out the back of the knuckles and that no ones had spare knuckles to play with. people are wondering about the X cailpers, they abit bigger then the 8\9 also the pads bigger too.
 

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Was it cheaper to have them cut out of steel versus aluminum?
The parts are so small that material doesn't make a difference it might be more expensive to cnc mill steel then aluminum. I had a bunch of these cut on the water jet. here's the deminiosn if you like to make your own there 160mm for caliper 94mm for the mounting holes and there 35mm apart from center to center.
 

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The Wilwood calipers are only $125 brand new for four pistion calipers, they are 5.25" center to center on the mounting holes though, care to make some brackets?
 

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Glad this got bumped. Im sourcing my Evo Brembo setup right now. :D KMV, you have PM!
 

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Awesome man. My buddy bought JDM knuckles and spent 450 for the set and I told him the brackets are only around 100 haha he wasn't too happy after spending that money.

Ill be doing this setup this weekend on my 2gGSX and will post pics and demensions.
 
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