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Old 13-09-2016, 08:25 PM   #121
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Standard AU or BF? Do they need to be slightly longer?
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Old 15-09-2016, 08:18 PM   #122
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Default Re: Definitive au2-au3 brake upgrade thread

Ok thank you. I can get a set custom made. Would you suggest the standard AU ones lengthened slightly? If so by how much? Are we talking IRS or beam here too?
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Old 21-10-2016, 11:48 PM   #123
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Ok guys. I have started the conversion and started to tackle the rears tonight.

The catch is, that I got these calipers in a box so ibdont know which is left and which is right.

Can someone please confirm if, when the BF rear caliper installed in the car, brake line should be above or below the bleed nipple? This will confirm orienation for me.

Any tricks to getting the front left and right confirmed?
Thanks?
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Old 21-10-2016, 11:56 PM   #124
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Common sense would suggest the nipple should be at the top but they do weird **** on Falcons that makes no sense at all.
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Old 22-10-2016, 12:05 AM   #125
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Default Re: Definitive au2-au3 brake upgrade thread

This is also a live rear axle if that's worth anything. Can anyone who has done the conversion confirm which brake lines they used on the rear (live axle)
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Old 22-10-2016, 01:18 AM   #126
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Default Re: Definitive au2-au3 brake upgrade thread

Just checked a picture of mine and the bleeding nipple is above the brake hose. I also used the standard AU brake lines front and rear.
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Old 22-10-2016, 08:53 AM   #127
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Thank you! Is yours a live rear end or IRS?
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Old 22-10-2016, 11:06 AM   #128
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Mine's a live rear end
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Old 23-10-2016, 12:12 AM   #129
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Default Re: Definitive au2-au3 brake upgrade thread

That's great, thank you for that. I thought I might have yobuse BA lines because the AU ones looked short but obviously not. How did you find the upgrade? Thanks!
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Old 23-10-2016, 01:07 PM   #130
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Default Re: Definitive au2-au3 brake upgrade thread

I just bought some Braided Lines of eBay recently and they were to suit the standard AU calipers. The conversion is well worth it. I punish my brakes through the hills and I haven't suffered any brake fade yet.
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Old 24-10-2016, 07:36 PM   #131
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Anyone looking for a massive upgrade on the AU Brake Setup should check out the for sale thread now - have a sweet BF Turbo Premium Brake upgrade for sale on the bay.
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Old 26-10-2016, 01:17 AM   #132
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Default Re: Definitive au2-au3 brake upgrade thread

Thanks guys!

One last thing. do the BF turbo Rear brakes have the Philips head securing screw in them? The rear rotors that I have don't have any provision for them? The AU ones that I just removed did.
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Old 26-10-2016, 01:46 AM   #133
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No the larger rotors don't have them. Mine, I just drilled them out using old AU ones as the template. Remember you will need to countersunk them to accept the grub screw.
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Old 26-10-2016, 09:52 AM   #134
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Ah that makes sense then. I was starting to think that I had been given the wrong rotors.

I guess it's worth doing? Do the BF+ have a different retaining system or just taken care of by wheel nuts?
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Old 26-10-2016, 10:49 AM   #135
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The screw isn't needed.
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Old 26-10-2016, 11:37 AM   #136
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not really needed, but I use it as it keeps the rotor in place when changing pads and adjusting handbrake. Up to you I guess.
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Old 21-06-2017, 12:54 AM   #137
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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

Hey guys,
Just in the planning stages to do this upgrade to my EF sedan as the front brakes are average and are constantly warping.
Just wondering if this upgrade changes the front wheel offset to the post AUII offset.
If so, will fitting BA brake on the rear change the offset to post AU2 offset for the rear.
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Old 13-09-2017, 09:30 PM   #138
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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

Hi guys. Can some one please send me a link to the definitive au 1 brake upgrade thread. I just can't seem to actually find it. Thanks
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Old 13-09-2017, 11:32 PM   #139
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Is this it?
https://fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?t=11263967

Yes that's it, view in Chrome to see picks.
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Old 20-09-2017, 02:40 PM   #140
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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

Thanks mate, cant get the pictures to work but the write up is excellent anyway. Just to make sure i got everything i need was it.....

au3 uprights
au3 lower control arms with spindles and hubs
au3 front brake lines
au3 front sway bar, mounts and clips
4x8mm-100mm bolts with washers and nylon nuts
au3 braker booster
au3 brake master cylinder
bf front brake callipers
$275 from the wreckers

bf 322mm brake upgrade caliper supports from ebay
bf 322mm discs
pads
$250 from ebay

dot 4 brake fluid

Thats everything for the front i need?

Also, what options are out there for upgrading the rear brakes on an au1 5.0 v8 fairmont ghia with irs?

Thanks guys for ur help and info

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