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 Post subject: Re: Rear Drums to Discs Conversion
PostPosted: May 23rd, 2008, 2:34 pm 
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Did you keep the backing plate for the old drum brake, if so i need some

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Drums to Discs Conversion
PostPosted: May 23rd, 2008, 6:19 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Rear Drums to Discs Conversion
PostPosted: May 23rd, 2008, 7:21 pm 
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Yea thats the problem i have

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Drums to Discs Conversion
PostPosted: May 30th, 2008, 12:22 am 
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good write up but i have a couple of questions on the conversion
you say you need the following
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For the discs conversion, you will need the following rear brake:
Calipers
Discs
Pads
Hoses
Handbrake Cables
Brackets
Backing plate
And all the nuts and bolts ect...

what parts are you using from what model mitsubishi etc and also what discs and backing plates are you using, you also say brackets ? what brackets do you mean ?
and also in the pic below with the info
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"Then goes on the adapter and on top of that goes the backing plate."

what is the adapter you are talking about, do you mean the caliper mounting bracket that the actual caliper unit bolts onto or some other sort of adapter ?
other than that mate great write up with great quality pics

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Drums to Discs Conversion
PostPosted: May 30th, 2008, 1:12 am 
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As Matt's offline I'll take the liberty of answering (I did the shopping):
Calipers, Discs, Pads - CA/Proton GTI
Hoses - CA/Proton GTI or Evo1-3 (apparantly, they're in the workshop waiting to be fitted)
Handbrake Cables CA GTI only afaik, CJ definitely won't fit
Brackets - (caliper mounting bracket) CA/Proton GTI
Backing plate - (the thing that looks as if it protects the disc, but actually protects rubber bushes from hot brake dust) CA/Proton GTI
Hope that helps Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Rear Drums to Discs Conversion
PostPosted: May 30th, 2008, 9:45 am 
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dbldutch wrote:
As Matt's offline I'll take the liberty of answering (I did the shopping):
Calipers, Discs, Pads - CA/Proton GTI
Hoses - CA/Proton GTI or Evo1-3 (apparantly, they're in the workshop waiting to be fitted)
Handbrake Cables CA GTI only afaik, CJ definitely won't fit
Brackets - (caliper mounting bracket) CA/Proton GTI
Backing plate - (the thing that looks as if it protects the disc, but actually protects rubber bushes from hot brake dust) CA/Proton GTI
Hope that helps Mike

thanx a lot for that mate that helps me out a lot, just wasnt sure on the parts that i would need to do the conversion, the write up is great though

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Drums to Discs Conversion
PostPosted: May 30th, 2008, 8:04 pm 
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Just another quick question, will i already have a backing plate on the car that i can use from the original drum brakes? or is it somethting i have to get off the FTO?
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 Post subject: Re: Rear Drums to Discs Conversion
PostPosted: May 30th, 2008, 8:14 pm 
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Danbob101 wrote:
Just another quick question, will i already have a backing plate on the car that i can use from the original drum brakes? or is it somethting i have to get off the FTO?
Cheers
drum brakes have different backing plates than disc brakes so i doupt the drum backing plates will work with the disc im afraid

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Drums to Discs Conversion
PostPosted: June 4th, 2008, 8:42 pm 
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dbldutch wrote:
As Matt's offline I'll take the liberty of answering (I did the shopping):
Calipers, Discs, Pads - CA/Proton GTI
Hoses - CA/Proton GTI or Evo1-3 (apparantly, they're in the workshop waiting to be fitted)
Handbrake Cables CA GTI only afaik, CJ definitely won't fit
Brackets - (caliper mounting bracket) CA/Proton GTI
Backing plate - (the thing that looks as if it protects the disc, but actually protects rubber bushes from hot brake dust) CA/Proton GTI
Hope that helps Mike

sorry mate i also forgot to add a question and that is he says
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"Then goes on the adapter and on top of that goes the backing plate."

what is the adapter he is talking about, does he mean the caliper mounting bracket that the actual caliper unit bolts onto or some other sort of adapter ?
sorry for bugging you just want to make sure i have all the parts for a future conversion

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Drums to Discs Conversion
PostPosted: June 4th, 2008, 9:56 pm 
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sorry mate i also forgot to add a question and that is he says
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"Then goes on the adapter and on top of that goes the backing plate."

what is the adapter he is talking about, does he mean the caliper mounting bracket that the actual caliper unit bolts onto or some other sort of adapter ?
sorry for bugging you just want to make sure i have all the parts for a future conversion

Yes, he means the caliper bracket goes on first, then the disc protector thingy (if you bother)
And no worries about bugging us, nothing worse than getting halfway through and finding you're missing bits!


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 Post subject: Re: Rear Drums to Discs Conversion
PostPosted: January 23rd, 2009, 12:19 am 
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What parts and where from do i need to do the conversion???

Thinking doing 1.8 conversion later this year/ next year so thought better start doing brake upgrades now

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Drums to Discs Conversion
PostPosted: January 23rd, 2009, 10:16 am 
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What parts and where from do i need to do the conversion???

Thinking doing 1.8 conversion later this year/ next year so thought better start doing brake upgrades now


Read the topic! Its all listed on the first page. You can get the bits from a CA GTI / Proton Coupe, Persona, or GTI, or the FTO :)

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Drums to Discs Conversion
PostPosted: March 25th, 2009, 11:23 pm 
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i have the early lancer handbrake cables is that alright?

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Drums to Discs Conversion
PostPosted: March 27th, 2009, 11:10 pm 
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i have the early lancer handbrake cables is that alright?


Suck it and see, but I'm pretty sure the lancer's will be too long


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 Post subject: Re: Rear Drums to Discs Conversion
PostPosted: March 28th, 2009, 12:01 am 
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forgottenlegend wrote:
i have the early lancer handbrake cables is that alright?


Suck it and see, but I'm pretty sure the lancer's will be too long



eeeek ill be bringing yous all the news 2moro

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Drums to Discs Conversion
PostPosted: March 29th, 2009, 1:25 am 
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went to do the conversion today and left the hangers at home... :oops:
but whilst i was at the garage i done a quick measure of the handbrake cable and it seems like it will work :D

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Drums to Discs Conversion
PostPosted: October 30th, 2009, 12:39 pm 
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I have redrilled four stud GTO rear discs what calipers are best for this FTO or CA/Proton GTI? The GTI ones won't need an adaptor as they're also four stud right? Will they fit over the thick chunky disc?

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Drums to Discs Conversion
PostPosted: October 30th, 2009, 1:50 pm 
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The rear calipers are all the same! You'll need some new mounts to space the caliper to the right diameter of the disk.. How thick is the gto disk?

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Drums to Discs Conversion
PostPosted: November 1st, 2009, 7:57 pm 
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And the rear calipers I have (from a GTO) can't be used right? The design is the same as FTO or GTI ones except it lacks a handbrake attachment?

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Drums to Discs Conversion
PostPosted: January 30th, 2010, 11:17 pm 
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completed my conversion a few weeks ago, never replied on here but i printed off the full topic and it helped me complete it step by step and im a complete novice on the brakes so thanks to all, was a brilliant help

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Rears: big thanks to the guide
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Fronts: the rears gave me the knowledge and confidence to do the fronts!
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