srt-4 front brakes

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Post by Graphite SRT » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:17 am

ok i searched but could not find a straight answer.

has anyone gotten away with the stock sxt rack by trimming it when swapping to srt front brakes.

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Post by thttxboy » Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:11 pm

trimming the rack???? How would you do that and why would you trust it after it was done? Getting the srt rack is easier its not always the cheapest route but its the guaranteed way of getting it done the right way.

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Post by Graphite SRT » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:13 pm

yes, i was talking about trimming the tie rod ends. I would not want the smaller turning radius of the srt rack.

Meh...i was just wondering anyways, I'm staying with my sxt front brakes
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Post by NiteHawk » Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:48 pm

You can cut the inner tie rod ends, just make sure you have a die to clean it up aftewards...

I put my SXT and SRT racks side by side, the difference is very very small, only about 1/4" end to end, but when it comes down to the alignment, 1/4" of toe is a HUGE difference...
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Post by hansken_yo » Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:21 pm

I have a spare rack, so if you mess up I can help you out for cheap.

Other differences are just purely in the handling of the rack and pinion. The SRT is a little stiffer and "sportier". I'll leave that to your interpretation since I do not know the exact differences off hand.
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Post by NiteHawk » Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:25 pm

SXT rack is 16:1, SRT is 18:1. R/T / ACR and SRT racks have a stiffer sportier feel and the SRT has a shorter turn radius lock to lock to accommodate larger whee/tire packages.
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Post by relenger » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:52 pm

I just cut my 2000 ES rack and it worked great!! I also have 19'" rims with no rubing issue's at all. Even get the nice sharp turning. :)
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Post by ACRucrazy » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:32 pm

if you want the brakes just swap em. if you feel the need to do the rack mods go ahead or just use pt turbo knuckles not srt knuckles.

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Post by hybrid-Srt2001 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:43 am

do the srt brakes bolt to pt turbo knuckles? If they're anywhere near the price of new srt ones, it does me no good, since nobody wrecks pt's around here.

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Post by contagious18 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:45 am

yea seans right , they arent any wrecked pts here
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Post by patiofurnituregt » Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:34 am

I dont think all PT's had the same knuckles and brakes as the SRT, I believe it is only the gt models.
Heck you can get the PT knuckles, calipers, and rotors...Its the same damn thing as the SRT, other than the red painted calipers.

I dont know what the prices differences may be, though. probably not too much.

Oh and dont forget the brake lines if you do, there different also!

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Post by ACRucrazy » Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:08 am

If you get the right PT Turbo knuckles. Same as the SRT knuckles except the hole location for your tie-rod is different. And by different I mean it retains almost stock turning radius.

And by that I mean better than the semi truck radius of the SRT-4 :)

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Post by hybrid-Srt2001 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:39 am

prices are pretty much the same. the srt knuckles are like 220 at dealer cost.

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Post by hansken_yo » Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:27 pm

You can get the SRT Knuckles for a good discount from OEMdodgeparts.com

I just had to buy mine from there.
You'll need
- Knuckles
- Hubs
- Bearings
- Bearing adapter plate and bolts (which is not sold at that website for some reason)

I suggest going through the route of buying them new because of the hell i've been through buying them used.... also... how many SRT's have you seen totaled out because they were rear ended that haven't already been scrapped out to an eager buyer for a full swap????
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Post by sxtdude » Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:25 am

New is the way to go especially if you can get them for a good price not worth taking a chance when it comes to anything suspension. Just my 2 cents. -Andrew

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Post by Madneon » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:43 am

Did the SRT-4 front brake swap on my 2K1 R/T & trim down the steering rack rods about 3/4" on each site to be able to adjust my toe.
No problem ever since.

The only thing I needed is 5mm spacer to be able to keep my stock 16" R/T wheels. Caliper was rubing on the wheel spokes.
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