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Old 08-18-2004, 06:23 PM   #1
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Is it possible to convert 1992 SSEi rear drums to discs? If so what do i need and how much. Would i be able to do it myself? Would it be time consuming?
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there is not a feasable or easy way to make the conversion too many parts involved

there are a few post about it search "rear disc brakes'' Search for all terms
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I think the better question here is why do you want disc brakes in the rear? the largest perfentile of braking is done through the front.. and you would probably never notice a difference between disc and drum.. do you really need that much braking?


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I've been looking into the rear disc thing... basically unless I can find a car from the Cbody line in a wrecker so I can check out the control arms.. the spindles.. the hubs etc etc... see what mounts up.. whats similar... and if anything can be swapped.. what'* all needed

but my main "braking" concern is my fronts .... I'm hopping I can mount up a set of 12inch HD brakes from a 97+ GP ...they Should fit... but it'll be a lil fun getting the calipers mounted up etc.

but for stock brakes... switching to a high temp fluid, Stainless steel braided lines (they aren't that hard to have made or make yourself .. if you can get ahold of the right fittings), good quality pads/shoes... and a set of slotted rotors (if offered for your car.. or ones off another car fit) ... will make a large improvement in your brake feel, response and stopping distance...

the largest concern with brakes upgrades is front... but rear upgrades will help too
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It probably could be done, but I would be prepared to empty your pockets to pay for it.

But 4 wheels discs do make a huge difference.
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There is a huge difference with 4 wheel disc braking over drums, despite only doing 25%-30% of the stopping work its a far improved braking systems over the more antiquated drums.
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I'm forever having problems with my rear drums locking up or being "sticky" in damp weather, etc. If there were components available that could be used, I wouldn't mind making the change. But I would bet that the Master Cylinder is not sized correctly for rear discs.
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I'm forever having problems with my rear drums locking up or being "sticky" in damp weather, etc. If there were components available that could be used, I wouldn't mind making the change. But I would bet that the Master Cylinder is not sized correctly for rear discs.
I have heard that it is moreso the front proportioning valve that wouldn't work with the rear disk. I wouldn't doubt that the entire system except for the front lines to calipers had to be changed.
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There is a huge difference with 4 wheel disc braking over drums, despite only doing 25%-30% of the stopping work its a far improved braking systems over the more antiquated drums.
Actually with a good set of rotors and pads on the front, it can almost make up for the drums on the rear. I would only go for the rear conversion if I planned to do racing w/ the Bonnie, or maybe more for looks then anything else.
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For racing situations discs win hands down for heat shedding ability, auto x for example. You're really not going to notice the difference much, but you'll have slightly less fade.

I've read where drums are better parking brakes then discs. But if you want to switch them over you need a different proportioning valve for sure.
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