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#128604 - 11th Jul 2004 11:52pm brake disc conversion
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at the moment ive got 240mm discs on the front and drums on the back of my car.
I was thinking of getting 260mm ones on the front and having the rears converted.

I know my car aint fast enough to justify having it done, but it'll look cool as fook behind some nice rims laugh

what do you reckon the pro's and con's are of having it done?
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#128605 - 12th Jul 2004 12:29am Re: brake disc conversion
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its a good idea to up your brakes that way when you mod you engine you already got good stoppers you dont just need to get biger disks you could just get better calipers as for the back i dont know i've got larger disks and 4 pot calipers on the front but at the back i've still got drums i think disks look better so if you can go for it

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#128606 - 12th Jul 2004 11:28am Re: brake disc conversion
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i've heard of people putting cossie discs and brakes on the front of fiesta's without any trouble, but not to sure about the rear, there wouldn't be any mounts for the calipers would there? confused

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#128607 - 12th Jul 2004 12:12pm Re: brake disc conversion
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the rear ones would have to be totally converted. A tricky job, but it'd be easy for experienced mechanics who've done it before. If i get it done, i'll probably go to a place just outside of Leeds that specialises in stuff like that.
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#128608 - 12th Jul 2004 12:20pm Re: brake disc conversion
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how much would it be? have many people with Ka's done this before?

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#128609 - 12th Jul 2004 12:32pm Re: brake disc conversion
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r there n e ka's that have rear discs??? if so try an get them off that model coz it will be an eiser job then. im tryin 2 get hold of a 16/rsi/williams clio atm coz i want the brakes off that an the interiour an the engine and n e thin else i can take off it!! ha ha
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#128610 - 12th Jul 2004 1:22pm Re: brake disc conversion
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na, they dont make Ka's with rear brake discs. and its not something i would like to try myself. it costs 325quid for a set of 250mm rear discs and calipers. that includes labour and VAT.

It has been done before on other Ka's and its supposed to reduce the braking distance no end.
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#128611 - 12th Jul 2004 5:51pm Re: brake disc conversion
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how about just a front brake conversion from a Focus RS or a Escort or Sierra Cossie? wud cost a hell of a lot less whilst still improving braking and look nice (at the front anyway)

...just a thought tease

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#128612 - 13th Jul 2004 1:05pm Re: brake disc conversion
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how about just a front brake conversion from a Focus RS or a Escort or Sierra Cossie? wud cost a hell of a lot less whilst still improving braking and look nice (at the front anyway)

...just a thought tease
sounds like a good idea, but i think its a straight swap with Puma discs. Cossie or focus ones would need a fair bit of work to get them on
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#128613 - 13th Jul 2004 4:18pm Re: brake disc conversion
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would it not just be adjusting/modifying the mounting bracket of the caliper to put cossie of focus brakes on?

if the puma ones are a straight swap then are they going to make any difference in braking performance? confused

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#128614 - 13th Jul 2004 5:02pm Re: brake disc conversion
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if the puma ones are a straight swap then are they going to make any difference in braking performance? confused
yeah, cos theyre bigger discs. an extra 20mm bigger than mine
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#128615 - 13th Jul 2004 5:29pm Re: brake disc conversion
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ahhhhh, hmmm, how about some cross drilled or groved discs that are meant for a puma?

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#128616 - 13th Jul 2004 6:37pm Re: brake disc conversion
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thats what I'd like to get. Puma sized discs and calipers, but uprated ones laugh
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#128617 - 14th Jul 2004 12:12pm Re: brake disc conversion
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ahhhh ok i see what you mean now. the puma ones would look sweet, but if you got the money then go for the uprated cossie brakes cos they are massive eek laugh

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