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BVC Offroad gusset kit. Didn’t like how the upper shock gusset fit so I modified it
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Been a long day but 8 hrs later I cut out lower frame motor mounts they were 7/8x7/8 16 gauge. I replaced with 1x1 16 gauge ( 7/8 square tube is not local) and used the BVC lower motor mounts that I had to modify a bit and bend. Sub frame gussets went right in. Swing arm area gusset had to modify and shape to fit but that was expected.
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i know most ppl will grind down the factory welds around the swing arm bolt so the tube will clear but instead I notched the tube and made the job way faster and easier
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Overall the BVC kit seems okay but expect some bending and grinding to fit especially the swing arm gusset.
 

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nothing to exciting yet, but rebuilt one caliper and there’s was a lot of junk inside. On another note I ordered +2+1 MGC long travel arms from JD performance that should be here in 3-4 weeks time.
 

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Rear master cylinder piston was seized after trying wd40/ air/ heat still wouldn’t budge. I drilled a hole into the piston and used a wood skrew, pliers and a hammer to get it out.
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In a attempt to rebuild my rear caliper the rods that hold the pads in were seized in there bad. I got one pin out but the other I ended up striping it and spent 2 hrs trying to get it out. I tried everything I could think of. Ended up drilling through the head trying to get it but it’s pretty much trashed at this point. Looking for other options on a rear caliper set up need some input here lol
 

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Yeah I am. Unless there’s another route I should go?
There's a dirtbike caliper people use, I think it's from a YZ but it's not necessarily an upgrade. Only thing your gaining there is the lack of a park brake option so there's no special piston or an extra hole to leak but parts & or alternatives are still available for oem calipers & when there rebuilt they work awesome.
 

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There's a dirtbike caliper people use, I think it's from a YZ but it's not necessarily an upgrade. Only thing your gaining there is the lack of a park brake option so there's no special piston or an extra hole to leak but parts & or alternatives are still available for oem calipers & when there rebuilt they work awesome.
Yeah I need to find a caliper then
 

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Little update. Got my frame,swing arm, hubs, knuckles back from powder coat and my JD performance A arms are here. Also got a bolt kit that just came in along with a rear brake caliper from scrappy. Hopefully next week I can start assembly with what I have. Frame looks good in the sun was hard to get a good pic
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Looks great. Good posts.
I am doing my project as well, just waiting for frame and swinger to get back from paint.

I tried for weeks of phone messages and wrote a ton of emails to JD to build arms, only to never get a ring back or anything for that matter. Was quite disappointed on that aspect, wound up having Leager build me some LT arms.
Looking forward to getting everything together
 

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Looks great. Good posts.
I am doing my project as well, just waiting for frame and swinger to get back from paint.

I tried for weeks of phone messages and wrote a ton of emails to JD to build arms, only to never get a ring back or anything for that matter. Was quite disappointed on that aspect, wound up having Leager build me some LT arms.
Looking forward to getting everything together
That’s surprising I emailed them and got a call next day and A arms to my door within 2 1/2 weeks
 

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That’s surprising I emailed them and got a call next day and A arms to my door within 2 1/2 weeks
Yeah that’s quick, I just kept getting the machine that said “we’re in the shop
Working on my rear brake rebuild tomorrow, hopefully those pistons aren’t too bad to get out

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Yeah that’s quick, I just kept getting the machine that said “we’re in the shop
Working on my rear brake rebuild tomorrow, hopefully those pistons aren’t too bad to get out

Good luck
A thing I did so they don’t go flying out is use a thin piece of metal on the opposite side to prevent them from popping out
 

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got the A arms on, hubs have new bearings and seals. Bolt kit did not come with new rotor bolts so I used the old ones nor did it come with new bolts for the steering tab on the knuckle.
 
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