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Thread: Rear brake coversion (Drums to discs)

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    Talking Rear brake coversion (Drums to discs)

    I recently converted the rear brakes on my BF from drums to discs (here in South Africa the 2.0i models only had rear discs and the other models had drums).

    Rear calipers are hard to find here, so they needed some work.

    Before:



    After: (H/b mechs fixed, pistons re-sleeved, new rubbers and seals)



    Reconditioned calipers and all other goodies bought brand new:



    During the process:





    Job complete



    Was so happy with the final product, braking is now MUCH better.

  2. #2
    good job! you may want to replace the proportioning valve to get the brakes more balanced... the line pressures between the drum brakes and disc brakes are very different!
    sometimes the master cylinder is different too, so you may want to see which one is better and upgrade accordingly

  3. #3
    looks good. can u tell us what u did step by step. video if possible.

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    I just joined so just saw your post... sorry can u show ur car now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaFoPa View Post
    I just joined so just saw your post... sorry can u show ur car now?
    Hey man. I haven't been here for ages, wow! I dont have much of my car on this forum as ALOT (inc an engine swap) has happened since 2012. But here is a full build thread if you are interested http://www.mazdaownersclub.co.za/vie...hp?f=54&t=7912

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaFoPa View Post
    I just joined so just saw your post... sorry can u show ur car now?
    Hey man. I haven't been here for ages, wow! I dont have much of my car on this forum as ALOT (inc an engine swap) has happened since 2012. But here is a full build thread if you are interested http://www.mazdaownersclub.co.za/vie...hp?f=54&t=7912

    Cheers

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