Adaptor bracket to keep 12" rotor with RCD kit
Has anyone had this idea cross their mind?
I've been debating on getting the RCD kit, but hate the idea of having to drop down to the 11.28" rotor. I've seen enough products for other vehicle manufactures that utilise an adaptor bracket with big brake upgrade kits, and this would essentially be the same idea.
The bracket would only have to move the caliper out .36 inches, which may not be possible with space constraints. But then again I don't think the pad contacts the whole face of the rotor does it? On my 94 the pads don't contact the outer ~.5 inches of the rotor face anyways. Is this the same for the newer rangers as well?
I'm not aware of the physical dimensions of the RCD knuckle and caliper bracket, but I would assume it would be possible to do.
Now, to keep this on the idea of a bracket, I know there is not much difference in stopping power from the 11.28 to the 12" rotor, but I see it as a step backward to downsize brake parts. So I don't want to hear "just use the 11.28 rotor and be done with it" as thats not what I want to know.
I'd like to know if this would be possible, or if the physical dimensions of the knuckle and bracket themselves won't allow such a thing.
(on a side note, LilBlue in another thread mentioned RCD may be redesigning the kit for the 03+ rangers. Anyone have any info on that? If its true then there would be no need for my idea.)
1994 2.3 XLT Turbo
Ranger Roller cam 2*R, T3, Gillis @ 20psi, 3in downpipe dynomax ultraflow, no cat, Large NPR, Turbo XS RFL BOV, LA2, Bob's big log header, Gutted/Rotated upper, Knifed lower, 65mm TB
'96 Expo 8.8, LS, Disk Brakes
245/45/17, Chrome SALEEN's
Getting over hauled!