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Old 11-11-2010, 10:06 PM
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I was wondering if any later model rear disk brake assemblies will fit a 1994 2WD drum rearend? Or must the entire rearend be changed out? I have seen aftermarket conversions for about $550.00. Is that the best way to go? On the same topic (brakes) anybody got a recommendation for a front disk upgrade. Stock just seems a bit small and prone to overheating too easily.

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I can say about the conversion kit, as I'm not too familiar with the 2nd gens, but for a pad/rotor upgrade, I'd suggest checking EBC. I run their sport rotors and greenstuff pads and I'm suitably impressed by their stopping power compared to the stock.
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EBC green pads for sure
i don't know if they have upgrade kits, but, check out the website
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Thanks a lot for the replies! looks like EBC is the place to go. Thanks!
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it looks like ssbc might be really good. it seems like they can also help retain your parking brake. i like the idea of keeping the parking brake for that what uf scenario parked on a steep hill.
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