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    inboard brakes...

    Hi - Looking for some knowledge-gathering advice please - how tricky is tricky when it comes to changing inboard rear discs and pads?? (specifically on a RAM Cobra with Jaguar LSD rear axel - approx 1980)

    Guessing changing pads from underneath is not a big problem once the car is off the ground, but if calipers and discs need changing then its a case of dropping the entire rear suspension?

    Is it easy enough to get hold of vented discs and inboard replacement parts for (presumably) Jag XJs?

    Thanks in advance

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    No idea about RAM chassis, on the Crendon there is a rear access panel behind the seats for this kind of eventuality
    Perhaps you can remove the seats and cut an access hole to save yourself some hassle?
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    Either way involves cutting because the diff bolts are under the boot floor under the fuel tank. Having said that, there may be room to do it through the wheelarch once the driveshaft and (possibly) the wishbone are removed.

    I think the parts are readily available.

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    If you are after vented inboard rear discs then you’ve either already had a rare expensive upgrade…..or are heading for one
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    I would follow KevinW's advice and create access panels behind the seats. I refurbed my discs/pads when the diff was getting rebuilt - I would hate to do that working from the wheel arches or from underneath.
    You'll probably also find that the handbrake adjusters will need freeing up or at least checked over.

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    Having just put mine back together, I have cut a panel out under the fuel tank so that I have access to the diff to chassis bolts as Myles says. I have not done so yet but I will cut two access panels in the rear bulkhead when I need to get to the pads again as Kev says. The calliper to diff bolts are a bugger to get to with the body off let alone with it still on. I would be tempted to drop the diff out if I need to really mess with them again.

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    I fitted the rear vented, watch for clearance between the chassis rails, also fit remote bleed kit, drop axle for servicing adjustment

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