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Hi guys !

Does anybody have a part list for the rear disc brake conversion ? There's a guy selling a "complete kit" for 60$ near me and I wondered if his kit was really complete lol

I already know that he doesn't have the proportionning valve, so that's one thing I'll have to get...

Also, is it easy to DIY or should I get a mechanic to do it ?
 

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Any pictures of this "kit?" Sounds to me like at best it's a set of calipers and rotors and maybe some lines. To do a factory disc swap you will need to swap the entire rear axle assembly. Also, if you are 4 lug you will either need to get the rotors redrilled for the 4 lug pattern or do a 5 lug swap which involves getting wheels, hubs, and rotors for the front as well. I'm not completely sure buy I think the caliper brackets for the front are different between 4 lug and 5 lug as well.
Another option would be the ssbc kit, you can get in 4 or 5 lug and it is essentially bolt on. Runs about $1300 I believe though
 

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Well that makes it a bit easier for you then, just need the loaded rear axle assembly and the proportioning valve. If you can find a car being parted out you could pick it all up fairly cheap
 

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Looks like it's just surface rust anyways, and you don't need any of the stuff for the front. Wouldn't take too much to clean up that rear axle though and for 60 bucks I would take it haha. Shouldn't be that hard to come across a proportioning valve if it's not included. I would probably at least do new pads and rotors though. And as far as doing it yourself or taking it to a shop, that depends on your mechanical ability but it's essentially only a couple of bolts and rather the brake lines so it's not too bad of a job.
 

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Ok, I think I'll take it :) will practice my rust removing skillz lol also this axle is from an SS/SC, so it's an FE5 suspension part, right ? I thought about doing the rear-disc brake conversion plus FE5 conversion all at once since it involves messing in the same area of the car :p
 

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If it's all lsj then I guess you would be better off swapping front brakes as well haha, and yes swapping that you will already at least have the rear shocks and springs off so it would be a perfect time to swap it. And it looks like it's just surface rust so I wouldn't be too worried. Just get it cleaned up nicely and p as it it
 

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I didn't realize he ran it without changing the proportioning valve. And make that 8 bolts total, or 10 if you take the shocks off completely
 

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I was reffering to the pictured trailing arm assembly.

Well rain_crusader was PMing me when doing it and may not have actually mentioned it in the thread.
 

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I guess that depends on what condition they are in, but there is one on each side. You would have to remove the bracket that mounts to the car to get to them
 

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I actually did change the abs/proportioning valve. I bought a used unit from Morad auto parts out of Cleveland. It was a direct swap with no programming needed. Just pay attention to what you're buying. If you have an 05-06, buy a unit out of a 05-06 SS, etc... I think I spent $75 on the one I bought.

Buy new bushings for the rear trailing arm. With the arm out of the vehicle, that's the time to change it. You'll need a special tool to remove the old and install the new. I took mine to the dealer to have them remove the old. Then had the trailing arm blasted and powder coated. I bought OEM bushings from a member on the other site. He was nice enough to loan me the tool for installation. I shipped it back afterwards. The dealer could also re-install them for you...for a fee of course.

Good luck with your swap. I'm still happy that I did it.




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While on the subject, anybody got the list of parts for FE5 suspension update ? I know Parthos linked it somewhere but I don't remember where :/
 

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While on the subject, anybody got the list of parts for FE5 suspension update ? I know Parthos linked it somewhere but I don't remember where :/
If you're lowering your car, the minimum you need are the struts & shocks. Everything else is technically optional. Dunno what else you'd need for the rear disc conversion though.

Here's the thread for all the FE5 suspension parts. You want the LNF/FE5 parts.

And Amazon product links for struts & shocks:
Driver Side Strut
Passenger Side Strut
Rear Shocks
 
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