Re: DML:Rear brake conversion

Date: Fri Apr 30 2004 - 15:26:50 EDT

I just did this same thing on my 68 Barracuda over the winter and yes my
Barracuda stops a 100% better. The key thing here is you put disks on the front
where 80-90% of the stopping power is.

My very first post on this topic was that the money spent to convert a rear
drum system to disks would be better spent up grading the front disks. And i
will make that recomendation to you too with your Dakota.

Dave Clement
99 SLT+ CC 4x4

In article <>, ("Ronald Taylor") writes:
> Personally, I feel that a rear disc brake system is much better than the old
> style drum brake system.
> my 68' Charger had drum brakes all around till I built the thing to the
> point that the drum brakes wouldn't come close to hauling it down to a stop
> from speed or just trying to stop it for a stoplight from 25 mph.
> That's why I upgraded the front to a disc brake set-up I scavenged from a
> A-body Duster, and used a pair of 79' Magnum calipers and master
> was just as cheap to do this as it was to try and upgrade
> the drum brakes with better shoes and drums.
> And it stopped better afterward, without my having to change underwear every
> time I drove it!
> MARKETING PLOY: REAR DISC BRAKES ?..........I don't think so!
> That's why my 01' Dakota will be getting the Factory Rear Disc brake system
> later on this year or next winter...........Goodbye 9" drum
> brakes!........Hello 11" discs !
> Ron
> 01' Dakota Sport 3.9 4WD
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