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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Washington Township, Michigan
Yeah, your rears are definitely drums.
So, because they are 4-lugs, it makes it a bit more difficult - I have had trouble deciding what I want to do on mine, as far as brakes go, for years now.
The easiest thing to do, probably would be to leave them, and make sure you have a decent rotor and good pads (like a Hawk HPS, EBS, etc) up front. The rear brakes don't do much, so just making sure your drums and shoes are good would really be the easiest thing.
That said, you have a few other options, if you really see the need to switch to discs. You can swap everything to 5 lug (front hubs, rear hubs - and the rear torsion beam) and then purchase a take-off set of SS/TC Brembos. You can do the same thing, but retain 4-lug, but you'll have to redrill rotors. SSBC (Stainless Steel Brake Systems) sells a rear disc conversion, and correspondingly larger front brakes as well that are made for 4-lug cars. I've looked into these before, but I've never found any solid evidence on the quality or how well they actually perform, but you would not need a new torsion beam, or to do a 5-lug conversion.
What are your plans for the car? Do you intend to AutoX or Road Race the car, or just drive it mostly on the street? If it is the latter, rear disc brakes probably won't do much more than look pretty, as drums work pretty well at regular speeds (unless you're doing repeated hard stops, that is where the far-superior heat dissapation of disc brakes comes into play).
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