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    IIRC the diameter is larger too

    Vented = Cooler disc = Better Braking Efficiency

    I'd still like to know the reason for the conversion
     
     

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    If you were to upgrade the rear brakes the fronts wouldn't have to be touched, discs brake rears just add less work to a point and slightly better efficiency, you won't need to worry about brake bias either, the handbrake would be a different matter though,the cables would have to be changed etc, the rear trailing arms are different,possibly driveshafts too
     
     

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    i am changing the brakes as in the future i will be fitting a larger engine to the car. the drums and pads oin the rear are very worn anyway so i thought i would change it all rather than redoing the existing system and then having to shell out more cash in the near future. also i prefer the look of disk brakes all round to the drums on the rear.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    If you were to upgrade the rear brakes the fronts wouldn't have to be touched, discs brake rears just add less work to a point and slightly better efficiency, you won't need to worry about brake bias either, the handbrake would be a different matter though,the cables would have to be changed etc, the rear trailing arms are different,possibly driveshafts too
    and if i was it would be having new disks and pads and i would be replacing the handbrake cables anyway
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    what engine are you thinking about tippers?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    If you were to upgrade the rear brakes the fronts wouldn't have to be touched, discs brake rears just add less work to a point and slightly better efficiency, you won't need to worry about brake bias either, the handbrake would be a different matter though,the cables would have to be changed etc, the rear trailing arms are different,possibly driveshafts too
    From a man "In the know"

    That Clears up that issue

    Cheers Ronnie
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    Just to add a point if your looking to fit anything over 2 litre then surely you would will have to run the rear end of the car if you want to run the standard prop as i believe the 3.5 and on runs a larger diameter prop? also the diff ratios are different (unless you want acceleration over top end)?
     
     

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    im thinking anything from a 2.5 litre up. i was going to go for a 3.0l m3 engine but due to current fuel prices i dont know if i can afford it or whether something a bit smaller would work just as well.
     
     

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    and the kind of roads i live around and drive on (the cat and fiddle and snake pass if you kn ow them) i would be looking for acceleration over top speed.
     
     

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