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Rear Disc Brake Swap??


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#1 Bucky92

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 12:54 PM

I know alot of you have done the rear drum to disk swap on your 4WD subes...but what about a FWD one??What do I want to pull the parts off of? I am tired of Buckys intermittent brake failure ( we almost ate a jeep today) and I feel it has to do with the rears.If he is going to be laid up for awhile I might as well change them out.
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#2 Turbone

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 12:59 PM

You need the rotors from a 2wd rig. I used to have a set, I'll try and look for them.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 02:31 PM

Or you could put the control arm off of a 4wd one and leave the axel stub sticking out. I would think that 4wd rear disks are a lot more common.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 02:49 PM

ditto that. Plus you'd be half-prepped for a 4WD swap! (I didn't know bucky was a 2WD! :eek:;))

Or you could put the control arm off of a 4wd one and leave the axel stub sticking out. I would think that 4wd rear disks are a lot more common.



#5 Bucky92

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 03:48 PM

ditto that. Plus you'd be half-prepped for a 4WD swap! (I didn't know bucky was a 2WD! :eek:;))


This is another thing I am contiplating..but with over 200K on his motor and the extra weight of the 4WD stuff....and the fact it will slow him down...not that he isnt slow already...but it is still a possibility....and baccauda...where have you been?? :lol: :lol: geesh only been a member here since 2004 and its in my sig...:Flame: :Flame: ;)

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 06:30 PM

Check the XT's at Harry's. ;)

Most XT GL's had rear discs. Same exact job as a 4WD disc swap, just make sure your donor is a 2WD.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 08:43 PM

Need to have the donor be from a 2wd turbo. Everything on the 4WD is the same except the hub and the backing plate are different on the 2WD.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 08:53 PM

If you find a 2WD turbo - check to see if it has a rear swaybar. If so, you might want to take the control arms and all so you get the swaybar too.

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