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Old 11-25-2004, 07:51 PM   #21
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Where'* Will, he should know something about this. Somebody will show up in a few with some good answers.
What are the questions?
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Old 11-25-2004, 08:06 PM   #22
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Where'* Will, he should know something about this. Somebody will show up in a few with some good answers.
What are the questions?
Oh shoot, I forgot about you Dame, sorry. They're wondering if they would be able trade the rear brakes from a Park avenue(not sure what year) to the back end of his bonnie. I think that theoretically this could work. Not sure though.
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I doubt anybody knows that. You'd have to find a donor car and get the parts next to each other.

However, If you swap to discs in the back and make no other changes, In my opinion your car is then unroad-worthy. Read the TeamSCR links on the first page to understand why.
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Rear brakes do about 25% or less of your stopping. Upgrading them won't do you anything. You'd need a new bias adjuster as well, most likely new lines, etc etc....
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Just upgrade the fronts like Jason did. His look nice. How much was all of that Jason? Can you feel the difference?
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I went to a set of quality OE replacements. Not top dollar, or conversion, but it'* not what i had before either.

New brakes and rotors are great for any car. Just make sure you set them up right, and install it all to specs. I'm mulling over how i overtorqued my caliper mounting bolts, and if i should loosen them up and torque appropriately.

About $120 and then i threw in brake fluid and a vacuum bleeder kit.
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I'm gonna try and make my way through some junkyards for Grand Prix fronts and Park avenue rears over the winter and see just how close they are and what'* needed to make them fit (the grand prix 12inch HD and PA disc'* ) ... GM is classic for using alot of parts across a wide range of cars .. and also making parts that should be the same totally different .. just to mes with your head.

from what I can tell from my ultra vague haynes Hbody jobber manual.. the 92 and later Hbody and C body use the same front brakes, same Master cylinder (with different proportioner valves for the rear lines) .. the hard lines to the back should be the same... the soft lines and the hub assemblies and ofcourse the drum/disc should be teh main difference'* ... but the big thing will be to see if the disc hub bolts up where the old drum hub did ...


like I said ... I plan on looking through some junkyards for parts to compare... and see what does fit and what can be made to fit.
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