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Old 09-19-2006, 03:28 AM   #1
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I did a search and nothing came up so here I am. How much money and how hard will it cost to put disc breaks all around? A buddy of mine told me its not hard but it'll take some cash. Just wondering if anyone else has done it and if they could give me a little insight on it. thanks
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has been talked about hmmm prob a million times. how ever i dont think it has ever been completed.. possable, well only money and time will tell... good luck.
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the drums on these are actually not that bad. of course they get out of adjustment all the time...but hey.



the front brakes are undersized for the car and the rotors warp easy, even with the back brakes adjusted right.
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the drums on these are actually not that bad. of course they get out of adjustment all the time...but hey.



the front brakes are undersized for the car and the rotors warp easy, even with the back brakes adjusted right.
speaking of adjusting...how do i adjust the back breaks. i might just keep the drums on and leave it be. and about the front breaks...how and can i put something bigger or whatever on. what all would be envolved in doin that...if possible?
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Last I knew, we don't have any rear brake conversions.

Adjusting your back brakes is pretty simple. Sometimes you can do it going fast in reverse and hitting the brakes, but depending how old the hardware is, it may not even adjust. I just raise up one back wheel, pull the rubber grommet from behind the back plate, stick a flat head screwdriver inside to turn the star wheel, at the same time spinning the tire while adjusting. I think you just need the shoe'* to just start to touch the drum. Repeat on other rear wheel.
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i just changed my brakes yesterday.

Its really not as hard as you would think. Just take the allen screws there are TWO, and change the pads, Of course check the disc ROTORS make sure they are smooth and no bumps , my friend recommended i change mine , since there was signs of bumps.

I purchased the GOLD Durlast brake pads, its $29.99 i bought 4 pads in total and 2 disc rotors since they both had bumps on the rotors.

Also i bought 2 Brake cleaning fluid sparys helps clean up any metal that was left inside.

In total i spent about $114 in AutoZone , Big difference my pads were pretty much gone the rotor were ok but id rather pay more money now than to be in an accident.

Also i bought the brake lubricants , my friend told me its good so if you have to change you brake pads it wont be so hard to remove them , just put the brake paste anywhere there is some tension from the clips.

This is my advice anyone else can correct me if im wrong.
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You will hear about people warping rotors.

Honestly.. I am extremely hard on the brakes.. mine stop great, and I haven't been able to warp a rotor yet.

If you drive with overheating rotors in mind.. you won't do it.

I went to the track and did lap after lap after lap with no one slowing me down in between. Brakes worked great every single time, never warped a rotor.
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Default Adjusting the Back drum brakes

I found this out from a local mechanic on how to keep the drum brakes adjusted, and he told me just use your parking brake about once a week and it will keep the back brakes adjusted. So, I tried it and it worked, using the parking brake really does keep them ajusted. I also found that this does work on most GM vehicles. Note this was on my 95 SSEI

I hope this helps?
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No. The parking brake does not adjust ours. Our brakes self adjust after braking in reverse only. And if they're too far out, or the adjuster isn't lubricated properly, the auto-adjust won't work.

It'* best to manually adjust them occasionally. For instance when you rotate your tires. It'* very easy to do.
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I am a little confused with your reply, this did work for me on my 1995 Bonniville SSEi for 2 years, and has worked on my wife'* van for 4 years. So, help me understand what year of Bonniville that this does not work on? I am just trying to share my experience with others. And maybe this will help some one out with the constant adjustment of the rear brake shoes.

Peace!
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