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How to Replace Rear Drum Brakes With Disc Brakes


Most all of the newer make and model vehicles come with front and rear disc brakes, but there are some vehicles that do come equipped with drum brakes. The drum brakes can be converted to disc brakes so that the vehicle will have a four wheel disc braking system. The disc brakes are designed to stop the vehicle by applying friction to the sides of the brake rotor when the brake pedal is compressed. The drum brake to disc brake conversion will prevent from having to use two different types of braking components.

Things You’ll Need

Wheel chocks, Tire tool, Jack, Jack stands, Rubber mallet, Brake shoe spring removal tool, Brake spring retainer removal tool, Open end wrench set, Disc brake conversion kit, 1/2-inch drive ratchet, 1/2-inch drive socket set (Metric), Torque wrench