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    brakes

    heres a question i have a 1.6 8v discs at front and drums at back i wanta convert the drums 2 discs will i need a whole new rear accel ?
    5 studs
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    I've also been wondering this as I think the drums on my car are past there sell-buy date lol.
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    4 stud rear beams are mega rare these days on the 2nd hand market so i would question why u really want to go down this route

    if its for asthetics then nothing i can say will persuade u away from this, however if u want uprated performance then leave the drums as they are and fit a big brake 280mm 4 stud upgrade up front - can be done for about <£100 if u shop around.


    retaining 4 stud rears and upgrading to discs will need discs, pads, calipers, caliper carriers, brackets, new handbrake cable...... u dont need the whole axle its just sometimes a lot easier to buy the complete axle - but as i said earlier, 4 stud rear discs are becoming more rare these days.

    IF ur still adamant of finding one, then look for ex-police 1.4/1.6 models or 4 stud non-ABS 1.8 models - usually Sport and SXi models from 1998-2000.


    HTH

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    cheers geordiebandit but im not after the 4 stud rear its the whole 5 stud conversion

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    well in that case u wont need the entire rear beam but seeing as u need every single component off it except the beam itself it'll much easier to get the complete beam

    as for the fronts, you need the entire assembly off each side (ie steering knuckles aka hub carriers, hubs, caliper carriers, calipers, discs, pads)

    i find it easier at times to just buy the complete suspension leg with all the parts attached.

    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    well in that case u wont need the entire rear beam but seeing as u need every single component off it except the beam itself it'll much easier to get the complete beam

    as for the fronts, you need the entire assembly off each side (ie steering knuckles aka hub carriers, hubs, caliper carriers, calipers, discs, pads)

    i find it easier at times to just buy the complete suspension leg with all the parts attached.

    HTH

    i going 2 lower the car at the same time as i convert it anyways
    so is going 2 be a fun day once i do that after my hols

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    Toms1989 did this conversion on his car to 308's and wasnt a hard upgrade at all, from what he said
    Probably the ONLY Astra Mk3 sitting on Corsa D SXI rims!
    And Now a Diesel on Discs all round!

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=162503

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