I get asked about this a LOT. In my opinion there’s not much to be gained by doing this. Sure it makes your wheels look cooler but the fact is that it doesn’t do much to help your braking. Rear brakes only do about 20% of the work as it is, switching them over to discs isn’t going to change that. About the only thing it does change is your credit card balance. I like drum brakes. You can adjust them to get a better pedal feel. You can’t do that with disc brakes. In fact, you might end up with a mushy pedal if you do the conversion. Personally, I think you should stick with the drum brakes. If you want a vehicle with rear disc brakes, buy a vehicle with rear disc brakes. I often say, “Don’t make a slow car fast. Buy a fast car and make it faster.” Otherwise, you’re wasting your time and money in my opinion. If you really want your brakes to feel better, and work better, get yourself a set of steel braided brake lines. Install these and you’ll be amazed at the result. It’s also much cheaper and easier than converting to disc.
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