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Re: Disk or Drum brakes?

There are plenty of people doing it both ways. I personally prefer the feel of rear discs. However plenty of people run drums because they are lighter, last forever, and have more braking than the rear end of the car needs. They simply put on big front brakes since the front does most of the braking anyways.
 

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Re: Disk or Drum brakes?

There are plenty of people doing it both ways. I personally prefer the feel of rear discs. However plenty of people run drums because they are lighter, last forever, and have more braking than the rear end of the car needs. They simply put on big front brakes since the front does most of the braking anyways.
whats the difference in weight big diff? and the rear drum are such a pain in the ass to change the brakes thats one of the main reasons i was going to change it over.
 

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All IMO, guys :p

Drums:

Pro's-
Lighter
More contact Area (better braking, initially at least)
Already on the car:silly:

Con's -
PITA to change
Faster brake fading on longer stretches
Looks gay

IMO, it's all about what type of driving you want the car to be set up for.
 

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Love drums they do not wear as fast lol ... last forever..thought about changing over but passed added weight and need to get rusty bolts off..:silly:
 

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Re: Disk or Drum brakes?

whats the difference in weight big diff? and the rear drum are such a pain in the ass to change the brakes thats one of the main reasons i was going to change it over.
Many of the components are the same, so I would imagine the drum assembly probably weighs about the same as the caliper. However you still have the 4-7lbs of the brake rotor (depending on rotor size). Add in that it is unsprung weight.

You can probably find exact weights if you dig around on honda-tech.

It is definitely easier to work on disc brakes, but they require so little maintenance, that I doubt it matters much. Only time I really touch rears is to bleed them, but nice to be able to easily see the condition of the pads.

Long story short, discs are better, drums are good enough, you would probably be better off putting that money elsewhere in your car.
 

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All IMO, guys :p

Drums:

Pro's-
Lighter
More contact Area (better braking, initially at least)
Already on the car:silly:

Con's -
PITA to change
Faster brake fading on longer stretches
Looks gay

IMO, it's all about what type of driving you want the car to be set up for.
lol. good reason. :D
 

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IMO, drums can save weight, but I rather stick with disc's. Looks way cooler if you have a set of rims. Also, I've heard people talking about drums giving the car better rotational mass, but its probably so minimal that the difference doesn't help much.
 
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