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Disc brakes for my Wagonaire

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  • Disc brakes for my Wagonaire

    Having made a successful run to South Bend it is clear to me that a brake upgrade is in order for my recently completed 64 Wagonaire.
    The question I have is: Turner Brakes or the 12" SteelTech solution?
    The SteelTech's are less money but what is the performance and ease of installation. I have spoken to a few folks with Turners solution and they seem pleased.
    Where does the jury stand on this topic?
    Bill Foy
    1000 Islands, Ontario
    1953 Starlight Coupe

  • #2

    I just installed the Turner brake kit on my 64 Wagonaire..
    I bought the "basic" kit and got all the other parts myself..
    On the next Stude I install the kit on, I will purchase the whole kit..
    The install was straight-forward and simple..
    Everything worked as designed, and the car stops great!

    My car was a six cyl car with the small brakes but now has a 259 v/8 in it..

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    64 Station Wagon with fixed roof (Canadian Car)

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    • #3
      I hope this doesn't come off in the wrong way~
      I'd use the search feature at the top of the page.
      There are a quite a few posts on this very topic.
      Plan for some long reads and very opinionated comments, though!!!
      The way I see it- Lots of folks have become tired of this topic, and may not comment any further then they did back then...

      Good luck.

      StudeDave [8D]

      edited for spelling [V]
      StudeDave '57
      US Navy (retired)

      3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
      SDC Member since 1985

      past President
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      past Vice President
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      • #4
        Well said, I should have searched first, just a little anxious.
        Having searched, let this be the last post.
        Case Closed
        Bill Foy
        1000 Islands, Ontario
        1953 Starlight Coupe