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Old December 26th, 2010, 09:59 AM
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changing back brakes.

I have an early European defender with rear drums. I know I can get the parts to make it discs in the back, but is this a huge job and is it best to not change what isn't broken?
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Old December 26th, 2010, 10:27 PM
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Would an axle form a 97 Disco work?
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Old December 27th, 2010, 09:12 AM
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I think the only problem (For me at least) is that a disco axle isn't strong enough for a 110 fully laden. Them brackets shouldn't be that expensive? Anyone has some for sale? My rear brakes (Drums) never operated well and I'm a bit tire trying set them up... I still have enough meat on the band to make it 'till summer. Then I might go the disc road..
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Old December 27th, 2010, 09:57 AM
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The person that posted has a 90" so a disco axle would be fine and an easy swap.
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Old December 27th, 2010, 11:26 AM
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Caliper brackets are readily available and not that expensive ($100each from RN and RDS -http://www.roversdownsouth.com/defender-brakes.htm- part number FTC3306). Then you just need new shafts, stub axles, hubs, discs ,and calipers. It's an easy swap, but can be expensive once you add up all the parts. If you can get your hands on a Disco rear axle most of those parts will swap over. There are a few people who have done this swap and there is an entire thread here: http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...eferrerid=3315
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