Jag Big Brake Install

rgorke

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Finally got my front Jag big brakes installed. One hitch was that I am using the existing stock hydraulic lines. I had to file the caliper and grind one side of the line to get them to fit. Other than that, they for great. I really scratched up the paint on my pssenger side getting the clip installed.
After bleeding and doing the break in procedure, I really noticed a marked improvement in stopping power....they look pretty good too!!!

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Power Stop stainless braided lines for the Jag might be a better option... and further improvement. The front lines for an LS will work... but are a little shorter. However... with careful routing... it is a non issue.

I see you went with actual Jag calipers. The stock LS calipers work too... with just a bracket change to the Jag version.
 

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Power Stop stainless braided lines for the Jag might be a better option... and further improvement. The front lines for an LS will work... but are a little shorter. However... with careful routing... it is a non issue.

I see you went with actual Jag calipers. The stock LS calipers work too... with just a bracket change to the Jag version.
Thanks! Yeah, I had to reroute the Brake line around the shock. Also need to do some paint touch ups...and get a set of rears.
 

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I see you went with actual Jag calipers. The stock LS calipers work too... with just a bracket change to the Jag version.
Yes, these are the 355mm rotors from the R, requiring the R calipers and brackets. The S-type Sport used the same caliper on a taller bracket for the 320mm rotor. The LS/base S-type has 300mm on the front

The R also had a 320mm rear rotor, whereas all others had the 288.

And last piece, the 03-05 R and the 06+ R had the same rotor diameters, but very different calipers. We need the 06+ non-Brembos
 

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Probably a stupid question but would these brakes be to big for the stock 16" wheels?
 

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Jag StR 18s barely fit and some aftermarket 18s won't clear either due to ribs/fins/steps inside the barrel

The 320mm rears fit in stock 17s though
 

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