I have just put a Sherman 15 inch rear disk conversion on my camper two weeks ago
With all the extra weight that goes into a camper, plus 70l of extra fuel, and 70l of water the originals were never going to pull up with modern traffic.
Sherman pointed out that the original wheels have such a deep well that effectively the brakes are only effectively ones to fit the modern 13 inch rim
Anyway they have realised all my expectations of the modern brake,still considering that it is a lot of vehicle to stop
A few considerations though
- The other responses are other valid alternatives to improve braking
- The Sherman kit comes with adaptor plate,disk,Subaru calliper. And a holder plate to hold the vw handbrake outer. But more needs to be purchased, this being 4 bolts to hold calliper on adaptor bracket, solid brake line that goes over trailing arm,and a bit of flex to attach to the to the calliper.
- I felt his handbrake bracket caused too much kink in handbrake line so i welded more onto his, and also welded a holder to support the solid to the flex joiner of the brake line. At the time i did get angry that i had purchased a kit and in my opinion it wasn’t complete, and i had to modify it.
But that feeling is long gone every time i put the brakes on.
Anyway i will also say hi to all other syncro nutters, as this is my first conversation with the chat group. I have 2 syncros, one ex Telstra, and the other im the 2nd owner. It has front & back diff locks and a decoupler and has traaker setup and nearly all extras from new.
Is great that all of you have the same problems and loves that i do
From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Michael Roberts
Sent: Saturday, 18 December 2010 5:39 PM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Rear disc brake set up?
Anybody running a rear disc brakes? I see Sherman Volks conversion has one, but is anyone using it? Any how effective are they anyway. I have heard that a lot of the set up are not a good as the stock set up well maintained. Any suggestions?