Hey Steve, welcome to another NZ'er!!
I've got a transfer case hand brake, so that was no worries. Alfie, (who lives in Lower Hutt) used Subaru calipers to get the handbrake.
I haven't got a warrant with the rear disks yet, or got them certified. I'll wait till next time to see if they pick them up and get a cert then. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
The difference in braking performance was huge, but I put biggger fronts on, rear disks, and the Subaru master cylinder all at the same time.
I got so sick of my drums filling up with mud and wearing out/not working, and the spongy pedal before the swap. After the swap, there are no issues with wear, and the pedal is rock hard, but at the same time requires little leg effort to lock-em-up.
I still really need a bias valve too, as there is a bit much braking in the rear.
Outlaw, thats a very good point, the two door ones would be good for the back because of the bleed nipple location. However the reason I put the 4-doors on the front was so I could use the old fronts on the rear, and try to keep my brake bias within spec.
I think the ultimate would probably be 4-door calipers & disk on the front, and GTI swift disks on the rear. The swift calipers have a nice wee piston that would probably mean you wouldn't need a bias valve, and I'm pretty sure they also have a handbrake built in.
Here's a pic comparing the 4 door calipers & pads to my zook ones.