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Rear Drum to Disc Conversion

Discussion in 'Modifications & Tuning' started by vIjAy_kHaSa, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. vIjAy_kHaSa

    vIjAy_kHaSa Esperto

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    Drove a T-Jet plus a few days back and I was really impressed with it's braking capability in high speeds it was around 30% better than the MJD so thinking of changing drums of my MJD to Discs of T-Jet.
    I think it would be just plug n play and I would just have to swap the drums to disc and replace a small piece of rigid pipe into flexible pipe and parking brake cable of tjet.
    Any ideas how much does rear calipers of T-Jet cost.
  2. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    This is nice thought Vijay. I was also always thinking on this project. Let me see how it goes. I may also end up converting the rear drums into discs :).
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2012
  3. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    Vijay bhai try and get the partbooks of both the Linea Diesel and Tjet+.

    Compare the two and find out what all parts differ with respect to the braking system. Sometimes there is more than what meets the eye.

    Looking forward to see this project go to completion.

    Cheers.
  4. ENKI

    ENKI Esperto

    I am interested into converting rear drums of my 90 HP into discs.
    One mechanic has told me that indeed there are specialist Kashmiri gate, Delhi who will inspect & finish the job e-e in 1-2 hrs. Does it make sense? It shouldn't be that complicated if it is so.
    Any one aware of the difference if there is any in the Discs/Caliper size of Tjet vs MJD?
    If Tjet's has better Caliper, how about inspecting at TASS only for this job?
  5. Is this possible for Punto MJD?
  6. Italia-Linea

    Italia-Linea Staff Member Janitor

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    I had seen a vento done by petes. Long back i had this plan in my mind. I had also jolted down the parts that need to be changed. Then i realised its a costly + risky affair.

    If anything goes wrong in the braking system then even god wont be able to help us. So to improve braking there are other options like performance brake pads which can bridge the gap between all 4 discs and 2discs + 2 drums.
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  7. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    I did some research about this a few months ago when i read about the i20 having all 4 disks..
    I wanted it on my baby as well..
    I found this to be quite useful.
    HowStuffWorks "How Disc Brake Conversion Works"

    Like guruji mentioned you can compare and use this doc as well to see if things can be done.
  8. ENKI

    ENKI Esperto

    Yep, Performance brake pads looks a better idea here.
    No doubt. They should bridge the gap by 10-15% at least, if not 30%.
  9. vIjAy_kHaSa

    vIjAy_kHaSa Esperto

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    A quick look in the fiat eper tells that I need following parts to convert the drums into discs
    51785512 Protection
    735483671 REAR CALIPER DS
    735483670 REAR CALIPER SN
    59116810 PIPE SN M19
    59116809 PIPE DS M19
    Would also have to check the Rear wheels bearings, I think Linea MJD have wheel bearings without ABS sensor provision at rear and ABS sensor is placed inside the drum instead but not sure would have to remove the drum to be 100% sure.
  10. Cinju

    Cinju Esperto

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    Talking about performance brake pads
    1)What all brands are available for FIATS
    2)How costly would it be when compared to OEM
    3)Even the FIAT brake pads are said to worn out faster, what will be the case of performance pads ?
    4) Would it be just plug & play kind of. I mean can we simply fix it in the place of normal pads ?

    @ Vijay ..Congrats.It's your 1000th post :p
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2012

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