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Old 09-05-2017, 10:39 AM   #1
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Thumbs up POL - Disc Brake Kit

On a 5 scale:

Ease of ordering: *****
Shipping Cost: ***
Shipping time: ****
Quality of Parts: **** (for now, still installing)
Ease of install: TBD

I was very surprised that POL was the cheapest for the kit and I didn't have to wait 3 months for it

$1,479.94 - Brothers
$1,654.65 - LMC
$1,222.94 - POL (plus they had a 10% for labor day so it was ~1100)

More to come this week as I tackle the install.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:37 PM   #2
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Re: POL - Disc Brake Kit

So on the fitment, not perfect. The spindle is contacting the upper A arm so I will have to grind something down to make it fit.



Also the "pre-built" spindles were not really built they were assembled but nothing was torqued or had the cotter pins installed. While I would always check these things before driving the car it should have been flagged as not ready to run.
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:59 AM   #3
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Re: POL - Disc Brake Kit

So I talked to a tech at POL, he said that because the suspension is at full droop that it will contact and it shouldn't with weight on it... I don't get it, every other car I have worked on you want everything to move for the full range of the suspension travel, if I sink one of the front tires in a pot hole I don't think my steering should lock up... Am I wrong?

On the assembled spindles, they are not by any means ready to run... you have to dismantle them, grease the bearings, install the grease seals, reassemble, and torque it. It's all in the instructions that they DON'T SEND YOU.

So my question is, if I being a fairly competent home mechanic had just installed the spindles and gone for a drive I would have risked damaging my truck and/or killing myself or someone else. Not cool. Again I may be wrong here but I think that they should include instructions, Tag the spindle assembly as NOT READY TO RUN, or at the very least mention it on the web site so you have a reference.

Rant over... More to come as it complete the install.
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:16 PM   #4
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Re: POL - Disc Brake Kit

Welcome to POL, first off I'm surprised you got all the parts the first time, and they were for the vehicle you had. They always blame you, its never the parts.

It is a little scary that they would state "preassembled" and not clearly note it needs to be greased in the same sentence. Some guys with not much experience would just put them on not knowing any better and also scary that binding through the suspension travel is ok with them.

I purchased from them once, never again not even if they are the only ones that have it.
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Old 09-18-2017, 02:46 PM   #5
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Re: POL - Disc Brake Kit

I ordered the aluminum master cylinder and proportioning valve kit from them. Instructions weren't great and the proportioning valve leaked out of the front. So I thought that was the issue I had with getting my system to bleed. They sent me a me one free of cost in a very timely manner. Threw it on, no leaks still can't get to bleed. Going to try the willwood kit to see if the master is the issue. If it fixes it I'll be less than pleased with them.
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:09 PM   #6
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I ordered the aluminum master cylinder and proportioning valve kit from them. Instructions weren't great and the proportioning valve leaked out of the front. So I thought that was the issue I had with getting my system to bleed. They sent me a me one free of cost in a very timely manner. Threw it on, no leaks still can't get to bleed. Going to try the willwood kit to see if the master is the issue. If it fixes it I'll be less than pleased with them.
There is a special procedure for bleeding the proportioning valve prior to bleeding the lines. I have not even tried it yet but I have heard it's a PITA to get it right, this video makes it look fairly easy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osC7t3s3J7g
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:50 PM   #7
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There is a special procedure for bleeding the proportioning valve prior to bleeding the lines. I have not even tried it yet but I have heard it's a PITA to get it right, this video makes it look fairly easy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osC7t3s3J7g
Yeah I've tried it all. Want to switch anyways because the latch hits the firewall making it so you can't take the lid off...
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