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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-04-2003, 12:09 AM
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rear disc conversion

I was looking through several old posts and saw the topic of rear disc brake conversion come up several times but no one had actually done it. I have a 1990 Bronco that I really want to covnert to rear disks because of my extreme hatred for drums. If any of you have done this, know someone that has, or know someone selling a good kit to do this that information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.
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Re: rear disc conversion

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my extreme hatred for drums

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I just today had to rebuild my rear brakes due to a blown out cylinder... tore the drums off and almost no pad material left, go figure... and I just did this 6 months ago! yay for drums [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

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That kit is one way to go but the rotors are custom made, so when it comes time to replace them you'll have to go through TSM to get them, and who knows how much that would cost. If you can find a hubcentric rotor that fits the axle shaft inner circle, you can drill your own rotors with even a hand drill since they dont position the rotor. If you're handy with a welder, then you can buy a generic caliper bracket that fits the housing and position it after the rotor and caliper are in place. I would think that a newer Explorer or F150 with discs would have the right inner circle diameter but they would have to be drilled for 5x5.5" bolt circle.

If you're not worried about future rotor replacement (it's probably not a big deal) then go with TSM, their prices seem reasonable.

To hell with drums! [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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Re: rear disc conversion

Convert to a full floater while you are at it. [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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