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post #1 of 16 Old 10-03-2017, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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Eiger Front Discs to KQ 300?

There's a 2004 Eiger for sale near me, it's in rough shape but I'm considering buying it to get the disc brake components for my King Quad 300.

Has anyone who has done the conversion used parts from an Eiger?
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post #2 of 16 Old 10-03-2017, 05:04 PM
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Take a look at 93kingquad’s page. He did one of these conversions along with some other mods


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post #3 of 16 Old 10-04-2017, 08:36 AM
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I started this conversion but haven't gotten to finish it yet. Eiger hubs will bolt on the stock KQ knuckles, the issue I'm running into is having to make some custom adapter plates to mount calipers. I have a template made, just haven't had time to make them.

What I want to know is if the entire Eiger knuckle will swap over- visually, the KQ and Eiger knuckle look very similar, save for the steer arm being at a higher point on the KQ knuckle. My goal was to buy a cheap knuckle to try this. Basically, my plan is to drill out the taper in the Eiger knuckle, swap the KQ tie rod end to a heim and use a bolt, sleeve and spacer to correct the difference in the steer arm heights.
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I don't understand why someone would go through the trouble for this upgrade. It would be worth it if you were building a race quad, but these things are slugs. I'm not trying to be a troll, I'm just curious.

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I don't understand why someone would go through the trouble for this upgrade. It would be worth it if you were building a race quad, but these things are slugs. I'm not trying to be a troll, I'm just curious.
Though I am doing a full restoration/ upgrade to my KQ, my reasoning was due to the terrain around here. I'm not a mud guy but here in the South it's unavoidable, so I always had fits keeping drum brakes maintained. They were to the point of needing everything internal replaced which was going to be about the same cost as the disk replacement, which is a superior system to drums. I also use my KQ to move trailers around, so the extra stopping power of the disks sure is nice. Its not a swap for everyone, but my needs necessitated it. I plan to do a full write up when I get around to finishing my KQ.
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Though I am doing a full restoration/ upgrade to my KQ, my reasoning was due to the terrain around here. I'm not a mud guy but here in the South it's unavoidable, so I always had fits keeping drum brakes maintained. They were to the point of needing everything internal replaced which was going to be about the same cost as the disk replacement, which is a superior system to drums. I also use my KQ to move trailers around, so the extra stopping power of the disks sure is nice. Its not a swap for everyone, but my needs necessitated it. I plan to do a full write up when I get around to finishing my KQ.
You made a good argument for the conversion. I'm fortunate here in the Ozarks, nothing but rock and gravel. Weren't the 2001 300s equipped with disk brakes? I wonder if those would be an easy bolt on.

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You made a good argument for the conversion. I'm fortunate here in the Ozarks, nothing but rock and gravel. Weren't the 2001 300s equipped with disk brakes? I wonder if those would be an easy bolt on.
If you can find the parts, it is an easy swap. From my research that option was rare.
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Disks were options on some models ....but they started front disk in 2002 as standard on 300 KQ

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I can't say as i know if it will be a direct bolt on from drum to disk brakes but i rebuild my front drum brakes for just a shade under $20 using parts online from rockauto. 94 GEO metro, all the parts are exactly the same and it saved me a lot of $$$ vs using online ATV parts for my 94.
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I don't understand why someone would go through the trouble for this upgrade. It would be worth it if you were building a race quad, but these things are slugs. I'm not trying to be a troll, I'm just curious.
Couple of reasons. This is a hobby for me and I enjoy making changes that make it a better quad. I don't do a lot of mudding but stream crossings are hard to avoid and the drum brakes are useless when they're wet. Obviously I don't ride fast, it's not possible on a 300, but I look for the gnarliest trails I can find and there are times when I'm really standing on the foot brake because the fronts don't provide much stopping power.
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