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Old 06-Jan-2011, 08:46 PM
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1st civic , quick question.

hi all , got a 08 2dr lx at a used car lot. car has rear drum brakes while my friends have 4dr lx civic's and have 4wheel disc. anyone know why mine came with drum set-up when built , was it an option ?
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Time to do a rear disc swap!
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Old 07-Jan-2011, 10:26 AM
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It might have been an option.

But be happy you have the drums. Most people would think otherwise, but think of it like this: With drum brakes, the drums and shoes last a VERY LONG time and only require an adjustment and inspection every so often. Something you can learn to do on your own which will cost you ZERO $$$. With regards to braking performance, they work just fine. For daily driving drums are great and cost next to nothing to maintain.

Disk brakes wear out and the rotors/pads need to be replaced every so often. They will cost you more down the road and you'll never notice the difference in braking between the two with regular use.

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Old 07-Jan-2011, 04:29 PM
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thank's all , i like the car .. it's very quiet and seem's to get some look's for not being an 370z .
no $ for brake swap but as noted , should be fine for normal driving . i just wasn't so happy about the drum appearance but i had to get a car quick as my other car was having issue's .
i'm more just surprised that 4wheel disc was an option over the apparent 2 & 2 set-up that i have . maybe it was for cost saving for the 2dr version or maybe it's the base lx brake feature since i don't have a sunroof either .
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May also be due to the fact that you can't get the 2dr in Japan, only the 4dr. I think the UK only gets the 4dr and a 3dr hatch that we, nor Japan get also.

Sometimes weird differences happen between USDM and JDM cars. Maybe this is a carryover from one of those differences.
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