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post #1 of 15 Old 06-21-2005, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Update on 11inch brakes on my mini!

Holy crap, there awesome. Complete 91 and up K-member swap and 91 brakes. I also put on the B250 master cylinder, I think its 1 inch bore. Damn, there awesome, a buddy has the same mini with stock brakes and can't believe how good they are compared to his. Can't wait to get the rear discs on somehow!
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Hey Simon'

What vehicle did you get your brake setup from?

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The brakes are off a 91 Lebaron GTC, subframe and control arms, 94 Gen 2 Caravan. Used the stock brake hoses.
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thought you was having your hubs filled in and drilled? wont take much work to make the rear hubs from disk brake car work. fill in the old holes and drille the bigger ones. just make sure you reinforce it a little bit. otherwise redrilling might weaken it.

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The brakes are off a 91 Lebaron GTC, subframe and control arms, 94 Gen 2 Caravan. Used the stock brake hoses.
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Can you use a full 91+ caravan setup including hubs and swap the wheel bearings to get back to a 5x100 bolt pattern?

That might be easier for a novice.

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thought you was having your hubs filled in and drilled? wont take much work to make the rear hubs from disk brake car work. fill in the old holes and drille the bigger ones. just make sure you reinforce it a little bit. otherwise redrilling might weaken it.
Thats for the rear, haven't got that far yet. Finally got it running so thats my next project and figuring out to lower it again. For some reason, the new setup makes my front end sit 1 inch lower.


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Can you use a full 91+ caravan setup including hubs and swap the wheel bearings to get back to a 5x100 bolt pattern?

That might be easier for a novice.

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I don't quite understand what you mean?
I have the 5x100 bolt pattern and still do. You need the GTC, R/T brakes as only the Grand Caravans got 11 inches brakes-with big bolt pattern.
So to recap, get any rotors, calipers and brackets off the donor car. Get the K-member and control arms of any Gen 2 Mini van. You can use either knuckles of any cast car/van. Use the stock mini brake hoses.

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so to make a 91+ mini an 11" brake setup (had small brakes), all i need is rotors from an R/T, and brackets and calipers off a mini with 11"s? reason i ask is my mini needs calipers anyways, might as well get me some brackets...
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so to make a 91+ mini an 11" brake setup (had small brakes), all i need is rotors from an R/T, and brackets and calipers off a mini with 11"s? reason i ask is my mini needs calipers anyways, might as well get me some brackets...

NO, you need the cast control arms and a 2nd gen K-member.
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i should have said, its a 92 caravan, it has cast control arms...
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Ok if you still want to have 5X100 wheels you need RT rotors, calipers, and the caliper brackets. Make sure your calipers on there now are the 2 bolt, and that you have the bolt in bearings. Probably have to get the brackets from a junk yard.

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i should have said, its a 92 caravan, it has cast control arms...

Then yep, find a Grand Mini and rob its calipers and brackets. Go buy some GTC 11 inch rotors and your set.
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Then yep, find a Grand Mini and rob its calipers and brackets. Go buy some GTC 11 inch rotors and your set.
Are te 11 mini brackets different from the r/t mini brackets? Have an 11in setup off a 92 daytona. Just checking.
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Are te 11 mini brackets different from the r/t mini brackets? Have an 11in setup off a 92 daytona. Just checking.
All 91 and up 11 inch are the same. I was just saying Mini because I believe theres more of them kicking around with 11's than cars, :(
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All 91 and up 11 inch are the same. I was just saying Mini because I believe theres more of them kicking around with 11's than cars, :(
I'll keep an eye out for them. Had a spare 11" setup, but I just sold'em.
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Re: Update on 11inch brakes on my mini!

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Thats for the rear, haven't got that far yet. Finally got it running so thats my next project and figuring out to lower it again. For some reason, the new setup makes my front end sit 1 inch lower.




I don't quite understand what you mean?
I have the 5x100 bolt pattern and still do. You need the GTC, R/T brakes as only the Grand Caravans got 11 inches brakes-with big bolt pattern.
So to recap, get any rotors, calipers and brackets off the donor car. Get the K-member and control arms of any Gen 2 Mini van. You can use either knuckles of any cast car/van. Use the stock mini brake hoses.

Gonna be doing this same swap on our 89 mini soon, and just wanted to clarify that van knuckles ARE different than cars no matter the year. For the 91-95 range in question here, both knuckles take same bearing, dust seals, tie rod, and caliper brackets, but knuckle geometry is different between car/van.
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