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Old 06-30-2006, 04:42 PM   #1
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does anybody make a rear brake conversion to discs kit? My 96 ssei has drums in the back and they suck. i dont know why GM didnt use 4 wheel discs, hell me 94 taurus SHO has 4 wheel discs.
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Nope, we all wish there was...
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does anybody make a rear brake conversion to discs kit? My 96 ssei has drums in the back and they suck. i dont know why GM didnt use 4 wheel discs, H*** me 94 taurus SHO has 4 wheel discs.
if you think the drums suck then i suggest that you properly adjust the rear brakes so they are functioning properly...Rear discs really dont make that much of a differences since all the weight is put on the fronts when stopping.....
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yeah but they still suck, they are hard to work on, not as good at stopping, UGLY, and you know they could afford to give people the option of some rear ones!

yeah i asked this same question when i first joined...i got shot down.
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maybe everyone that thinks the Brakes suck needs to do a fluid flush, and better pads & rotors....I know a certain 97 SSEi that can slow down from 120+ w/o any problems, and w/o fading over and over again
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not to mention you can get like 100k on a set of shoes...
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Upgrade your front rotors and pads, and put some good quality OEM rear parts in.
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And ....ENSURE THE BACK BRAKES ARE ADJUSTED

Stopping a little aggresively in reverse from time to time will keep them adjusted once they have been brought up to speed.
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i must have really bad pads because if i do a hard stop from about 100 to 0 or even like 70 to 0...there is this BAD, TERRIBLE, GOD-AWFUL BURNING smell coming from my brakes...omg, it smells like my tires on on fire but i know its my brakes...i guess im doing ceramic next time...its making my wheels look pretty bad too.

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i must have really bad pads because if i do a hard stop from about 100 to 0 or even like 70 to 0...there is this BAD, TERRIBLE, GOD-AWFUL BURNING smell coming from my brakes...omg, it smells like my tires on on fire but i know its my brakes...i guess im doing ceramic next time...its making my wheels look pretty bad too.

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there is no way around heating them up...

That'* heat you smell... it'* normal stopping quickly from higher speeds
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