Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Northern Indiana
I don't mind upgrading to rear disc...mainly because I hate fooling with drum brakes, its so much easier to work on discs...I will take the weight penalty for the convenience.
My nieces 30 year old boyfriend who is a Audi mechanic says the same thing about drum brakes. I think drum brakes are as simple as it gets and they seem to work fine auto crossing and can act as an emergency brake if necessary. I have never been impressed with the e-brake stopping ability on even new cars I've owned with the ratcheting wind back piston type rear brakes while the mini drum within the rotor hub "Crown Vic, F-150" seem to work OKish. Forgive me for not knowing the correct names of the different E-brake systems.
The rear disk do look much better than drums!
65 C Code hardtop from California still wearing it's original paint.
Roller 331, TW 170 heads, T-5z, FiTech EFI, FPA Headers, Arvinode exhaust, SoT Bilstien coilover front suspension, TJ on eBay 8" 3.40 Trac-Loc 3rd member. Mustang Steve 2008 GT bracketed 12.4" front disks