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Old 15-08-2005   #1
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Drum to disc conversion?

To improve the look and performance of the rear brakes - and to avoid the dark art of drum brake setup - I'm looking to swap my drum brakes for discs.

I can see from family's Tempra that the setup with swing arm etc is the same as the tipo however the Tempra is not looking like its going to die a death anytime soon, so other sources for parts are needed.

Anyone know if the bravo 2.0 uses the same swingarm as the tipo? I know the main swing arm bearing where it attaches to the sub frame is the same (have replaced tipo's bearings with said parts) but it looks like the wheel bearing might be different - stub fixed on the bravo where as the tipo uses a git big hex bolt and nut.

I'm probably pushing the limits of backwards compatability but the chances of finding a disc spec tipo/tempra in the scrappys is almost nill. Anyone have any experience or pointers I would appreciate otherwise I will just bumble on and post my findings!
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Re: Drum to disc conversion?

Hey Hellcat

Did you ever get this sorted? I want to upgrade all my brakes and I'm thinking of getting them off an old Alfa 146 Ti. You reckon they'll fit? I though I read somehwere that the Marea has the same brake fittins and you can do a hot swap. any ideas or advice?

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Re: Drum to disc conversion?

Sorry no I never did get around to doing it. Just bought a tipo that already had rear discs!

I'm quite confident that you could just swap the whole rear arm and hub and bam! You have rear discs!
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Re: Drum to disc conversion?

Im doing a disc conversion. I picked up a Dedra for parts. Dedra/Tipo/Tempra are exactly the same.

Bravo etc will have the same brakes parts, but some parts of the suspension may be a slightly different.
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Re: Drum to disc conversion?

More chance of finding a 2.0 or a 1.9 td ABS equiped tipo or tempra rear end than a Dedra...

Not sure if the Eper can help on this...
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i had my drum brakes converted to discs last week. i used parts from an alfa 146... perfect fit. just make sure you buy the handbrake cables for disks that fit tipo's
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Re: Drum to disc conversion?

Mmmm intresting... If any one intrested ill have a complete rear beam up for grabs including new discs and pads ect....gotta be worth 150 to someone??
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Get it in the classifieds then
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Re: Drum to disc conversion?

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And I was only trying to help you... More people will see it if its in the classifieds and not hidden away in the Tipo section. That's why we have the classifieds section!
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Ok ... Sorry
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