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Technical Speedway Tri-5 Disc Kit Problems.......

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Splinter, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. Splinter
    Joined: May 14, 2005
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    Wondering if any of you guys have used the tri-5 disc upgrade kit from Speedway. Put it on a client's car, seemed to work OK, then client calls and says it's dragging the brakes to the point of smoke. Bring 'er back in, and sure as shootin', it's dragging and blued the rotors. Fast forward a week of cursin' and wrenching, trying and failing to get this kit to work properly-call CPP, the folks who make the brackets in the kit. Talking to the tech there, and explain how the calipers are NOT parallel to the rotors, causing rubbing and fluid boiling. Tech says-"Oh, yeah, that's a thing with these. You have to put a big crescent wrench on the bracket and 'bump' it to where it fits. Or replace your spindles" Anyone ever heard of such a thing? Anyone had similar problems? Kind of a wonky fix for a brake kit, if you ask me. Scratching my head and waiting for replies...........
     
  2. prpmmp
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  3. prpmmp
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  4. Not trying to be smart about this, but it's the truth. Aftermarket stuff is just that way. You need to be your own engineer when bolting stuff up. If it's a minor issue with the part, tweak it. If it's off by a mile, send it back and put the word out just as you have. Sorry for your pain but Hot Rodding has become to turn key. This has been a 2 cent's moment.
     

  5. tltony
    Joined: Jan 11, 2009
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    from El Cajon

    Also, if you have too heavy of a residual check valve somewhere in the front system it'll drag. Next time you have it hot/dragging, crack a bleeder valve open and see if it spurts, if so, that's probably where your problem lies. But I would "align" your caliper brackets if needed. Hot rod parts hardly ever fit without some "blueprinting".
     
  6. CPP... Chinese Problem Parts... This has been a 6 yen moment.
     
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