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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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disc brakes on Fourtrax 300

Well I took the plunge and installed the Super ATV front disc brake kit. I tried to keep the stock 11" wheels by adding a 1.5" spacer and that almost worked. I think a 2" spacer would have worked but I then decided to upgrade the wheels and tires to 12". I got the wheels and tires in today and they fit great over the discs.
The disc brakes are way better than neglected drums I had before but since I bought this Fourtrax just a few weeks ago I don't know how good the drums were originally.
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 06:36 PM
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i want disk brakes so bad. how are you liking them?

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Thats a nice looking brake steup. Thats a sweet looking Fourtrax with those wheels!

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very nice !!..if i remember..those disc brakes require 12 rims to work right ??.at least that's what i've read about them !...mudlite at tire's ?..bike looks great !....i'd love to have disc on my bikes..but..i'm not rich..that's wayyyyy out of my price range..lol.

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Yeah 12s to fit over them.

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That's definitely a big improvement over the drum brakes.

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Yeah 12s to fit over them.
that's what i thought..it takes 12 inch rims to clear the disc..damn..i don't even wanna think of that cost !!..lol.

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I know on my rancher, it stops on a dime compared to the no brakes at all on the recon.

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Yeah 12s to fit over them.
that's what i thought..it takes 12 inch rims to clear the disc..damn..i don't even wanna think of that cost !!..lol.
I think ITP Deltas are cheap lol.

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That's definitely a big improvement over the drum brakes.
honda shoulda put disc brakes on the front of thier atv's alonggggggg time ago !..then again..if they did..then they would not see many bikes comming back in for brake repairs !..lol.

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