rear discs?

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philbar
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rear discs?

Post by philbar » 19 Jul 2003, 02:07

hi just a thought after replacing the rear shoes on my 95 306 td... i notice some models have rear discs, is this viable to retrofit? is the braking much better? or shall i stay with the drums?....
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Post by JohnD » 19 Jul 2003, 17:56

Whether or not this is possible, I couldn't really say, but it would certainly involve a hell of work and a lot of new parts, probably for very little gain. The hubs and bearings are different. Also the wheel cylinders on the drum brakes contain regulating valves. On disc brake models, a load sensitive regulating valve is fitted in the hydraulic curcuit under the floor. According to Haynes, it's a specialist job to carry out adjustment to the valve.

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Post by philbar » 20 Jul 2003, 15:19

Thanks John... I have these thoughts every now and again... its a dangerous thing thinking as my ex used to tell me...[?][xx(][?]
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Post by Dave Burns » 21 Jul 2003, 05:41

All you need is a disc braked axle, cables and valves from a hot 306, the pedal will allways feel better and the service brakes will improve a good bit, the parking brake will be less effective though, I found this out after the same conversion on a 205 diesel.
Dave