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 Post subject: Scarebird Mechanical
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 7:22 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Scarebird Mechanical
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:22 pm 
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Detailed info on my installation of their 4-lug front disc brake kit for comet/falcon can be found at: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=13023&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

The short version:

Bought the kit with the bracket & custom hub. Their parts are pretty good, the instructions are very poor, and there is a lot of modifications needed to get it to work. It is not the *bolt-in* kit they claim by a fair margin.

Now that it is in the car it seems to work well, but the installation process was very frustrating.

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 Post subject: Re: Scarebird Mechanical
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:51 pm 
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I ordered their bracket kit and also their new 4 lug hubs. The quality of the hubs left a lot to be desired. They re-machined my hubs, but they are still not of the quality you would expect for the price. I'd recommend someone else for brakes. Those are kind of important things!


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 Post subject: Re: Scarebird Mechanical
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:04 pm 
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I used their brackets and machined my own hubs..
The brackets function as they should.

My complaint is.. their directions are vague to say the least.

Their parts list isnt correct either..
chevy cavalier uses different calipers and pads Pre 86..
I recommend using parts from an 89 as they fit well where the pre 86 parts have some fitment issues.

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 Post subject: Re: Scarebird Mechanical
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:41 pm 
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One of my scarebird hubs snapped the welds and failed after an extremely hard tight left turn at speed. When I contacted them they asked for pictures and the failed hub back for analysis. Once I sent the m one picture of the hub they offered to give me two new hubs (of a new design), a new caliper brackets (on the off chance mine were damaged when the hub broke) and even offered to cover my towing costs.

I am very impressed by their quick and thorough response to this problem and the degree to which they were willing to try and make it right.

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