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Old 02-01-2011, 04:30 AM   #282
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Got a quick question... rear disc conversion: Worth it or no? I am seriously considering an adjustable proportioning valve along with a few other brake upgrades (Pads and lines primarily). If I play with the bias, I should think the drums will be plenty for the car, even if I autoX it once in a while.

I have no problem with drums unlike a few guys I know. They have more surface area than discs and therefore require less force for stopping. They've been used for decades before discs, and the only problems I can see with them is not venting heat as quickly and potential water logging if submerged.

So could I be safe with just upgrading the shoes and proportioning of brake force?

Car is being turbo'd currently and many have told me to upgrade my brakes. Was thinking about it until I read this post, thanks OP.
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