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drums all round...worth upgrading to discs?

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drums all round...worth upgrading to discs?

Post by HT VANNER on 21/3/2010, 9:00 am

just after some opinions. i am working on my ht (agent orange) which currently has drums brakes all round and no booster. i have a hx van in the shed that has disc's up front. i've read that it is a relatively easy procedure putting these on the agent, but wonder if it is worth it. i would have to get the rear axle's re-drilled to suit, source some wheels etc. i am told that drum brakes do perform well but heat up and loose there effectiveness at hi-temps. she will not be driven hard, just slow and low (give the ladies plenty of time to check the goods Laughing )

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Re: drums all round...worth upgrading to discs?

Post by Guest on 21/3/2010, 10:41 am

If you end up putting an 8 in it, you'll need front disks for sure.
On the other hand my old man's FC had a booster on it's drum brakes and they worked VERY well.
They were very sensitive though.

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Re: drums all round...worth upgrading to discs?

Post by HT VANNER on 21/3/2010, 10:53 am

thanks agro,
she has a 253 already and i have acquired a brake booster. FC sensitive? to lock up? or just very touchy?

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Re: drums all round...worth upgrading to discs?

Post by Guest on 21/3/2010, 11:02 am

When you touched the brakes they grabbed hard.
So they were very sensitive indeed but worked a treat.

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Re: drums all round...worth upgrading to discs?

Post by Guest on 21/3/2010, 11:02 am

Hope this helps


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