Changing the rear drum brakes to discs

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Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:06 pm

Anyone with info on this topic?


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Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:17 pm

There should be a topic about this somewhere on the forum.

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Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:10 pm

Not rock science just make sure whete the pins go before you disassemble. And you want to be able to turn the hubs by hand before you apply the hand brake. But why bother the rear brakes on a hilux are useless
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Obelix and Dogmatix wrote:Not rock science just make sure whete the pins go before you disassemble. And you want to be able to turn the hubs by hand before you apply the hand brake. But why bother the rear brakes on a hilux are useless
Agreed, bakkies in general do not brake much at the rear. Only once you have a load on the back, do they really start doing much. This all has to do with your load sensor in the back.

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Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:31 am

I asked the Powerbrake guys about this awhile back.
They recommended not to do it.
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Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:38 am

There are a few clips on youtube from different manufactures given very valid reasons why they still fit drums to the back of a bakkie.My point of view it's not actually worth it.
I also looked into it, apparently the Subaru rear disks fit the IFS with very little mods, but at an 18K price tag, and that's only for parts, I did not bother looking further.
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Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:49 am

Works great if you do it correctly.
Just make sure you use the correct calipers.
The Surf we once had, had a disc conversion. Brakes were great but the handbrake always was a big problem.
It had Audi A4/ Golf calipers. But the Surf's cable setup is different from the Hilux's so maybe them calipers work better on a Hilux.

Brakes is the easy part, handbrake is the problem.

There is some forum member in Koedoespoort in Pretoria who once advertised that he does it.
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Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:19 am

Thank you all for the input, my hilux is fitted with a Lexus motor and i feel that i need more braking power. I also recon that when the vehicle is in park with a auto gearbox, who needs a handbrake?


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Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:15 am

Hi George

My biggest issue with the rear drums on my SFA is that they only work 20% of the time ,everytime after do a trail i have to open the drums to clean them ,i do not think the handbrake was made to work , was only installed by Toyota to pass roadworthy test ,stops working 50km later
that why i would like to fit disc brakes and also replace LSV with someelse

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Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:14 pm

mcw wrote:Hi George

My biggest issue with the rear drums on my SFA is that they only work 20% of the time ,everytime after do a trail i have to open the drums to clean them ,i do not think the handbrake was made to work , was only installed by Toyota to pass roadworthy test ,stops working 50km later
that why i would like to fit disc brakes and also replace LSV with someelse

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Ek het geen probleem met my bakkie se handrem. Ek sal hom teen enige afdraande parkeer uit rat met die handrem aan. Op die 4de kliek is die handrem vas.
Die geheim le by die opstel van die remskoene agter en verstelling van die handrem kabel. Wat die meeste ouens nie besef nie is dat handrem kabel die meeste van die tyd uitgerek is.

Ek het myne laat korter maak.My tyd gebruik en die remskoene agter mooi gelyk op gestel op beide wiele.Daarna die verstellings op handrem kabel gedoen en sedertdien werk hy nog al die pad 100%.Ek dink Andy sal ook saam met my stem dat die tyd wat jy gebruik met met die opstel van die remme agter en die kabels bepaal hoe suksesvol jou hand briek gaan wees.
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Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:40 am

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Ek het geen probleem met my bakkie se handrem. Ek sal hom teen enige afdraande parkeer uit rat met die handrem aan. Op die 4de kliek is die handrem vas.
Die geheim le by die opstel van die remskoene agter en verstelling van die handrem kabel. Wat die meeste ouens nie besef nie is dat handrem kabel die meeste van die tyd uitgerek is.

Ek het myne laat korter maak.My tyd gebruik en die remskoene agter mooi gelyk op gestel op beide wiele.Daarna die verstellings op handrem kabel gedoen en sedertdien werk hy nog al die pad 100%.Ek dink Andy sal ook saam met my stem dat die tyd wat jy gebruik met met die opstel van die remme agter en die kabels bepaal hoe suksesvol jou hand briek gaan wees.
Ek stem 100% saam, ek n paar jaar lank onderhoud op die myn se bakkies gedoen, (90% Toyota)
Die remme moet gelyk gestel word, dit is abosluut noodsaaklik. Eers wanneer hulle gelyk en reg op gestel is, dan eers moet n' mens die handbriek opstel. 4 tot 5 klieks en hy byt mooi vas.

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Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:49 pm

Verstel die agter drom skoene nie hulself as jy briek terwyl jy agteruit ry nie?

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Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:52 am

ash007 wrote:Verstel die agter drom skoene nie hulself as jy briek terwyl jy agteruit ry nie?

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As daardie ratjies nie uitgewerk is nie behort dit die remme van self op te stel,maar dit bly maar die beste om dit so af en toe na te gaan.
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Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:33 am

ash007 wrote:Verstel die agter drom skoene nie hulself as jy briek terwyl jy agteruit ry nie?

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Die meganisme in die briek drom is so ontwerp, dat hy die brieke gelydelik opstel soos die skoene afloop. Maar jy moet die skoene eers reg opstel van die begin af.

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Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:08 pm

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