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Where can I get a rear disc swap for cheap for my 03 civic?

Old 13-Dec-2005, 12:51 AM
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Where can I get a rear disc swap for cheap for my 03 civic?

I currently have rear drum brakes.

I'm asking because I cannot find any rear drum replacements that will give better braking.

So Im willing to get brake discs in the rear, so that I can put on performance pads + lines.

Where can I get a rear disc swap for cheap for my 03 civic?
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Old 13-Dec-2005, 04:14 AM
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Why not just upgrade your front brkaes? They do most of the braking anyway. There is a kit available for the 01-05 Civics from FastBrakes that uses ITR calipers and rotors.
http://fastbrakes.com/shop/index.php?cPath=28_45_156
http://www.7thgencivic.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=237745

If not, try searching the classifieds for an EP3 rear disk swap.
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Old 13-Dec-2005, 04:50 AM
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i'd have to agree with dumbassi, the rear disc conversion is not worth the effort for better braking. just upgrade your fronts if you want better braking... they do most of the work.
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Is there a way to adjust the strength in the rear drums?

Everytime I attempt to lock up the rear drums, they overheat and lose most of their stopping power.
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Old 13-Dec-2005, 02:26 PM
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You might be able to use the rear disk assembly from a 1.7 EL.
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Old 13-Dec-2005, 02:27 PM
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btw. that ITR setup is a good idea. Too bad I have 15' rims.
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Old 13-Dec-2005, 04:53 PM
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Originally posted by civic?eww?y?
Is there a way to adjust the strength in the rear drums?

Everytime I attempt to lock up the rear drums, they overheat and lose most of their stopping power.
What kind of braking are you doing? Solo passes in reverse?

I would just make sure my drums are adjusted and upgrade the fronts like said. With that combination you will be satisified.
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Old 13-Dec-2005, 05:36 PM
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Don't you guys ever use the handbrake?

Mine does not grab after a 3 hard pulls.
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Old 13-Dec-2005, 05:46 PM
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you can use the rear brakes off a 1.7 EL
also an ep3 (02+ sir) and maybe a rsx
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Old 13-Dec-2005, 06:00 PM
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Originally posted by civic?eww?y?
Don't you guys ever use the handbrake?

Mine does not grab after a 3 hard pulls.
Yeah, for its intended purpose as a parking park. Not as a drifter.
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If you think about it,

its about a 70/30 distribution!
dont quote me but i do believe thats what it is!

rear disk, not worth it!
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Old 14-Dec-2005, 03:52 PM
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70/30 Distribution! really? I agree that the front definitely has the stronger brake bias.

Oh Yes I use my handbrake to slide DumbasSi ! I use it almost everytime I'm understeering, which is at every turn. Lol *roll eyes*


Anyways, I'll take the advice from everyone about the discs, and pads.

Thanks & have fun this winter!
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