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Rear Disc Brakes
05-05-2011, 08:21 PM
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Rear Disc Brakes
Deanace wrote:
i really want to put rear discs on my syncro's
how do i do it


As I mentioned in the other thread, there are now commercial alternatives to what you have in mind. It has been the consensus from the much larger worldwide Syncro forum that rear discs are not as
effective as drum brakes for holding a heavy Syncro on a steep grade.

I installed rear discs on my 2wd Vanagon (US name for Caravelle) for different reasons. I want ease of maintenance (pad changes easier for me than shoe changes) and straight line stopping power. Please don't ask for pics. The project was more than 10-11 years ago.

Here's what I did:

Machine rear hubs to fit inside 'hat' section of disc of your choice. Locate proper caliper with built in parking brake lever. Mist VAG 4-wheel disc products have this feature. Fabricate caliper mounts. Then adapt parking brake cables. Also installed a brake pressure regulator which helps preserve front to rear brake biased as intended by VW engineers. Installation of larger front brakes often negate the necessity of an adjustable regulator.

These days, company's sell kits to install Porsche & VAG (VW Audi Group) brakes. I prefer the self-assembled system from readily available local sources. Burley sells caliper mounts which makes that job easier. His mounts require calipers from a late 80's to late 90's Audi V8 sedan.

I hope this helps your quest a little.

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Rear Disc Brakes - BenT - 05-05-2011 08:21 PM
Re: Rear Disc Brakes - syncromad - 05-31-2011, 06:24 PM
Re: Rear Disc Brakes - ALIKA - 08-21-2011, 04:18 AM
Re: Rear Disc Brakes - axeman - 08-21-2011, 09:49 AM

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