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Re: Coupe going to rear disc brakes
I installed rear discs from a 1985 VW GTI (to keep my 4x100 wheels).
There was no need to get a different master cylinder. Little
adjustment on the proportioning valve on the rear axle and in no time
I had the rear tires locking up before the fronts.
It made a night and day difference. The brake pedal got harder and
less pressure was required to stop the car. Also this was before I
went in for the 10.1" discs in front, so fade that was noticed before
(under heavy play) was gone with rear discs.
> One thing I would be extremely cautious about is the brake master
> cylinder; i would doubt if the orig. used on drum brakes would be proper
> for discs. I believe discs require significantly higher pressures; could
> fiind that the fronts are doing all the braking.
> If you know this already, well, goo!
> Ray Calvo (email@example.com)
> In a message dated 96-12-15 00:33:25 EST, you write:
> Heh, heh, heh. Bought myself a little birthday present: the rear axle
> & brake setup from an early Audi 90. This is the solid beam with rear
> disc brakes, and should be a drop in replacement for the existing drum
> brakes on my Coupe GT. Not that the drum brakes are bad or anything,
> I am just doing this because it _can_ be done. :)
> '85 Coupe GT, goin' fer that '87 GT look
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> Eric J. Fluhr Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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1982 Coupe (430,000 km)
1984 4000s quattro (320,000 km under the wrench)
1970 Porsche 911E Targa (also under the wrench)
Who put my tools in the dishwasher?