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Old 27 Nov 2010, 02:52 am
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Question Rear breaks

Has anyone converted the rear drums to rotors? I eventually want to do this with my Eve(07 Pt touring ed) but i don't know how to go about doing this or how much it's gonna cost.
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Old 27 Nov 2010, 09:20 pm
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gkid, your rear brakes only do about 25% of your braking, anyway--if that much. And, drum brakes in the rear seem to hold the parking brake better on hills, anyway. I'd just leave the drums.

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Old 28 Nov 2010, 02:45 am
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You know what, that's really good advice. I totally never thought about that. See i just came from a rear wheel drive vehicle that all disk breaks so i thought it would be a good idea to do the same to my Eve. But thanx for what you said.
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Old 28 Nov 2010, 08:17 am
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If you don't like the looks of the rear drum, have a stainless steel disk cut to the same size of the front disk and put holes in it to go over the studs. 99 out of 100 can't tell that it's not a real disk brake.

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Old 28 Nov 2010, 07:15 pm
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well i guess i'm that one, lol. i could tell it wasn't real, there was no caliper. but i've been thinking about doing that too. i know some hub caps out there come with the simulated break disc's, hell i used to have'em on my Neon. But that is a good idea.
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Old 28 Nov 2010, 11:13 pm
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You could also paint the drums the color of the car--or nearly so. At least no one could say, "Hey! Those disc brakes don't have a caliper! Someone must have stolen this guy's calipers!".

Seriously, if you want to fancy up the wheel, just get some really nice rims--or ... you could get those retro chrome wheels with the baby moon caps. I've seen them aftermarket, and they look very cool. They would also completely cover the drums. But I have a feeling that you only wanted discs because you felt they were safer than drums. I suppose they are with the ABS system--which I have (and have never needed). Yet, I've driven many a Volkswagen that stopped very well with front discs and rear drums ....

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Old 28 Nov 2010, 11:39 pm
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That's funny, about the the stolen calipers. lol. But i'm trying to work with my local chrysler dealer for a can of paint that matches my car color. if i can get my hand on it, then i'm gonna splash some color on the rims and then color the calipers and drums. or i might try and find some simulated disc's.
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check it out, i found some on eBay, 1 *Silver Disc Brake Rotor Cover Aluminum Cross Drilled - eBay (item 180519819207 end time Dec-09-10 14:06:05 PST)
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i know it wont cost that much bec. you could get those retro chrome wheels with the baby moon caps. I've seen them aftermarket, and they look very cool. They would also completely cover the drums. ask Brakes repair questions and you might get a good tip on this one.
thanx for bringing up my old post but my situation has changed. i'm have konig's on her now and i changed the pad's to ceramics.
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oh, and i'm gonna paint the calipers and drums in the near future.
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