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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-02-10, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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rear brake conversion - Drum to Disc

How involued is it to convert the rear drums to Disc brakes?
What is the poor mans way to do it ? (not using a"box store bought" converson kit)
Will the abs be involued/need resetting?
What parts are need (Disc, rotors, etc.)?
What parts can be used (Hub, breakline, etc)?

This seems to be one of the bad points of Escapes/Mariners/Tributes, not having rear disc stopping power when using drums on rear.

I have a 2008 Mercury Mariner 2WD 6V.
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Re: rear brake conversion - Drum to Disc

They don't have a kit listed online, but you can contact them to see if something for your application exists SSBC :: Brake Selector

Expect in the $1K range for the conversion. If you plan on getting a replacement vehicle in less than five years, don't bother. Keep the drums as they should be maintenance free for that period and not cost you a dime.

Most rear discs are NOT vented, due to clearance and the fact the rear brakes only do 35% of the braking. You can use the current hubs in almost all applications, unless you want over sized brakes.

Rear drums on the rear is a common place in most modern domestic vehicles which is starting to change (finally) for the 2009-2010 model years

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