KLUGEWERKS Disc Brake Conversion Kit Updates

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Re: KLUGEWERKS Disc Brake Conversion Kit Updates

Post by Lewis » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:36 pm

A word of caution!
For anyone who has the Klugewerks kit but hasn't fitted yet, I had an issue today with what seems like 4 incorrect adapters (m12-3an) it's the adaptor that goes between the stock flexi hose and the new stainless flexi (rear) or T piece (front) on mine the concave side on the M12 side is too big and leaks, as Christopher is MIA I'm unable to contact him so I don't know if this is a error specific to my kit or if anyone else out there has the same issue.
I couldn't stop the 4 leaks so I stripped the plumbing and used a sharpie to mark the inside of the suspect concave then I tighten it back onto the flexi, removed it again and for sure there was no contact between the inside flare of the hose and the invert of the adapter, I'm gonna try and source 4 new parts and will post the source if anyone has the same issue.
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Post by TechMOGogy » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:34 am

Thanks for the heads up - still sorting parts on my end but will take a look this weekend at these connectors/adaptors!
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Re: KLUGEWERKS Disc Brake Conversion Kit Updates

Post by Brady 712k » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:50 am

I too found the fittings to be leaking at first but.... in looking at the original rubber line vs the new steel lines and their adapters..... it looks like the adapters are not as long as the fittings on the original lines where they thread into the original rubber lines. I found using a pipe dope type sealant and really cranking down on the fitting got them to seal.
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Re: KLUGEWERKS Disc Brake Conversion Kit Updates

Post by Lewis » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:38 pm

Yeah I'm using mine with some high pressure PTFE paste at the moment, I've found some adapters on amazon that look like they will do the job, I'll let you know if they work!
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Re: KLUGEWERKS Disc Brake Conversion Kit Updates

Post by Derrickbwg » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:11 pm

What wheel and tire setup are you guys using?

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Re: KLUGEWERKS Disc Brake Conversion Kit Updates

Post by TechMOGogy » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:11 pm

My kit is not installed yet but I have Sprinter wheels and plan on putting my 255/85R16’s on them
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Post by Lewis » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:08 pm

Im running Cooper STT max 255/85R16 mounted on Ford Transit rims
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Post by Derrickbwg » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:46 am

I just got a set of the klugewerk steel wheels back from the powdercoaters, but a handling issie that turned out to be ok has me thinking. If i need a replacement wheel will i be able to source one? I got 5 but would like a second spare. Does anyone know who is the manufacturer of those wheels ?

Maybe just going w the sprinter or transit wheels would be a smarter move.

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Re: KLUGEWERKS Disc Brake Conversion Kit Updates

Post by Derrickbwg » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:48 am

This is the wheel but i cant find any posts that say who built it.Image

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Post by rmel » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:02 am

Chris has these wheels custom made. They are heavy -- no?
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Post by Derrickbwg » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:42 am

The box and the wheel weighs 45lbs. Its on a bathroom scale so take that for what its worth.

Do you know who made them for Chris?

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Post by rmel » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:49 am

No I don’t know who built these wheels. Other than a PM exchange with Chris he mentioned to me he had a local fabricator build then to his spec.


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Post by Lewis » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:03 am

Derrickbwg wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:46 am
I just got a set of the klugewerk steel wheels back from the powdercoaters, but a handling issie that turned out to be ok has me thinking. If i need a replacement wheel will i be able to source one? I got 5 but would like a second spare. Does anyone know who is the manufacturer of those wheels ?

Maybe just going w the sprinter or transit wheels would be a smarter move.

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I have the same concern with the rotors, while mine are still new with hopefully years of service what if one warps? I’d really like to know where Chris had them made and possibly keep a couple of spares in stock
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Re: KLUGEWERKS Disc Brake Conversion Kit Updates

Post by TechMOGogy » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:38 am

I would really like to know what happened to Chris!
Does anyone have any clue, does anyone live near him?
He was a big part of this community and working on many projects with various members (beyond just the disc brakes) - I just find it shocking that he has stopped
contributing and replying, I feel something else is going on beyond the rumors of him being "out of the country"
Anyways, I guess we may never know unless someone knows him personally.
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Post by GadgetPhreak » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:42 pm

I know him personally and have texted him several times recently with no response. Last I heard from him was mid June (I went over to his place and we did some work on my wiper motor). I’m definitely concerned..


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