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    Changing drums for disks...

    As above really,
    Ive got a 2003 SXi with drum brakes on the rear, how would i go about changing them for disk brakes and how much am i lookin at roughly?

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    Youll need new hubs with the brakes (calipers + disks) youll also need new brake pipes + a new handbrake cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f4af100uk View Post
    Youll need new hubs with the brakes (calipers + disks) youll also need new brake pipes + a new handbrake cable.
    So i'll need new;
    Hubs, Calipers, Disks, Pipes & A Handbrake Cable?
    How much do you think it'll cost if i buy standard vauxhall stuff?
    I'm thinking of putting better brakes on all round at some point but just gonna get vauxhall disks and pads on the back at the moment.

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    u got abs?

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    Nah i've not, will it make any difference?

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    nope just needed to know for the hubs.

    for the disks and pads your looking at £50, £100 each for the wheel bearings (hubs) then what ever the calipers are.

    tbh your looking at around £350-£500 new, your better sourching the stuff second hand.

    also you wanting to keeo the 4 stud of go to 5? if you want to keep the 4 stud your gunna have a right mission trying to find a 4 stud rear disk car.

    i know cause i had them on mine and sold the full set up for a nice sum

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    I have a mk4 astra rear beam with the hubs and calipers on it for sale. not sure if it has hand brake cable tho. £20 its yours if you can sought collection out!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humm View Post
    I have a mk4 astra rear beam with the hubs and calipers on it for sale. not sure if it has hand brake cable tho. £20 its yours if you can sought collection out!!
    Collections doubtfull, cheers for the offer tho. How big a job do you think it is for me to do it on my own, got a rough idea but never messed with brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f4af100uk View Post
    nope just needed to know for the hubs.

    for the disks and pads your looking at £50, £100 each for the wheel bearings (hubs) then what ever the calipers are.

    tbh your looking at around £350-£500 new, your better sourching the stuff second hand.

    also you wanting to keeo the 4 stud of go to 5? if you want to keep the 4 stud your gunna have a right mission trying to find a 4 stud rear disk car.

    i know cause i had them on mine and sold the full set up for a nice sum
    Wanted to keep the 4 stud cus thats what my alloys are, best just asking round the local scrappys then i suppose. Hopefully i'll find something. Cheers for looking for me hopefully have some luck with finding parts.

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    I got my rear set up for £50 or £100 cant remember. Came with disks, hubs calipers and pads. Had to get Handbrake cables from vauxhall, and make the rear brake pipes...think the copper pipings about £10 for a huge roll, you'll need a flairing kit and some unions.

    I put braided hoses on whilst I was at in, £69 from LMF i think for the 6 peice goodridge kit

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