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Re: rear disc conversion on my panda.

Just wondered if you got that info on
rear disks that i wrote in the panda/marbella post


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I have a panda that's running rear disc, not too hard to do, there are clearance issues on the rear dampers and from memory the rear arm needed to be modified Also the handbrake is not the best, very hard to get the leverage ratio needed!
Why do you want discs or the rear, apart from the fact they look cool?
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Hi there
I have a panda that's running rear disc, not too hard to do, there are clearance issues on the rear dampers and from memory the rear arm needed to be modified Also the handbrake is not the best, very hard to get the leverage ratio needed!
Why do you want discs or the rear, apart from the fact they look cool?
Because drums were invented in prehistoric times ;p
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Re: rear disc conversion on my panda.

Drums work better than dics at low speed where the discs work better at quicker speeds hence it use to be just the quicker cars that were fitted with them
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Re: rear disc conversion on my panda.

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Hi there
I have a panda that's running rear disc, not too hard to do, there are clearance issues on the rear dampers and from memory the rear arm needed to be modified Also the handbrake is not the best, very hard to get the leverage ratio needed!
Why do you want discs or the rear, apart from the fact they look cool?
I'm not going for a rear disc conversion any more, i will instead be getting goodridge stainless steel brake pipes, grooved rear drums (if i can find someone who still makes them), and will be fitting my upgraded pads and discs
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Re: rear disc conversion on my panda.

sounds like a plan.are you going for an uno T front brake upgrade?or if you upgrade to 14" the punto GT upgrade
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sounds like a plan.are you going for an uno T front brake upgrade?or if you upgrade to 14" the punto GT upgrade
I am keeping the original brakes, as they are better than the standard panda ones
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Re: rear disc conversion on my panda.

One of the problems with the new Ford ST and numerous other new cars is that after a hard thrashing and parking up the handbrakes go loose after the rear disks cool... my bosses ended up in the middle of the road at the bottom of his drive after 10 minutes of parkage.

drums are better for keeping things where you expect them to be... they are easier to free up ( hammer works good ) and cheaper... they just don't look as trick
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I am keeping the original brakes, as they are better than the standard panda ones
well then you would be mad to do a rear disc conversion! rear brake bias is a dangerous thing
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Re: rear disc conversion on my panda.

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well then you would be mad to do a rear disc conversion! rear brake bias is a dangerous thing
If i HAD done the conversion, i was planning on getting the front brakes off a UT, but seeing as that idea has gone out of the window, i will be leaving the front calipers as standard, and getting the grooved rear drums
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Re: rear disc conversion on my panda.

i would forget the grooved rear drums and be more inclined to upgrade on the front.
realisticaly your not going to get much benifit from the rears as it only helps with deglazing.
upgrading on the front is much more noticable. the rears do much less braking
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yeah im sure there an improvement over standard but to be talking of rear disc conversions i would have thought a front upgrade as in bigger discs and calipers would been on the cards
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Re: rear disc conversion on my panda.

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yeah im sure there an improvement over standard but to be talking of rear disc conversions i would have thought a front upgrade as in bigger discs and calipers would been on the cards
he's got 13" wheels on the car... it's a little cramped with the standard calipers.
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Re: rear disc conversion on my panda.

i would still be tempted on uno t vented discs then
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