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    Rear disc brake conversion help

    Hi anyone converted their rear drums to discs?? What parts will i need and how do i go about it?

    17s and rear drums dont mix!

    Cheers for any help!

    Andy
    Car broken- A3 170 quattro s-line

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    what problems have you encounterd with 17's and drums??
    Astra Sxi 1.6 X-reg 3dr in polar sea blue

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    they look cack :P thats all
    Car broken- A3 170 quattro s-line

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    yeah. can you get a rear beam with disks and 4stud else front hubs will need to be changed to 5 stud too
    Astra Sxi 1.6 X-reg 3dr in polar sea blue

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    you can to it easy
    you need a rear beam from a 1.8 non abs 4 stud
    new hand brake cable
    and some time for the swap
    very easy to do

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    This is gonna be sooo amusing, but hey I enjoy doing this sort of stuff, I should of
    been a mechanic lol
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    ask 4 Dave & mention Darren SXi 1.8 sent u!

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    you dont need the beam.. the hubs swap over with 4 bolts.. then you need a different handbrake cable. Thats it.
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    its cheaper and easyer to pick up the beam from the car i would say saves you time
    then you need a different handbrake cable from the car you get the beam from

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    Could this be done on my car too? Would I need the same parts or what would I need?
    97 P reg Astra 1.6 8v X16SZR, and yes I have a Haynes manual

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    yes all you need as a 4 stud 1.8 with discs on the rear an get the beam and hand brake handle that should be it then sort the rear brake lines

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