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Hi all,

 

Wondering if anyone can help me? Would like to know the diff betw disc brakes and drum brakes. Thinking of changing the rear drum brakes on my ride to disc brakes. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. [sunny]

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Difference between them is disc brake is more chia as compared to brake drums [thumbsup] and it makes the outlook of your ride nicer especially with 16' - 18' rims [inlove] However, heard that if the conversion from brake drum to disc brake is not done properly it will affect your ABS [:p]

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Thanks for the advice. Any recommendations 4 good workshop where i can do the change? what will be my damage $$ ??

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Pai seh, i got no lobang for this hence can't help you much [:p] Think be prepared to pay at least 800 bucks for it man [sweatdrop]

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No worries. $$ should be no problem lah... [rolleyes]

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Frankly, I prefer drums over disc, it is more practical and easier to maintain, contrary to many said otherwise. Drums have been superseded by Disc is because of the manufacturer cost and ease of making it. In term of strength, at least for a NORMAL sedan, they give similar braking power but cheaper maintenance cost and easier maintenance. There are better way to spend your money.

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erhh? same braking power? i read around seems like more pple say brake disc better braking power leh? so who's right?

 

but the lower cost of maintenance argument is definitely true.

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huh? i think another few hundred grams should be considered minute for a car.

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btw, if you can't start any threads yet, please don't spam other threads with irrelevant questions. If needed, contribute first. There is a reason for the rule... [;)]

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You might be probably right....I did cap the word normal sedan...Both use the the same method of stopping, yes, disc is probably cheaper to make, needs more maintenance(pads and rotor disc, good for manufacturer), lighter, looks better (good for superficial), it is a choice...my choice is drum...cheap and easy to maintain.

 

Have a look at the below mentioned, might clarify a little on your question

 

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/drum-brake3.htm

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Ah, Continental car... That may explain why u prefer drum brakes. Parts expensive? Or hard to get? Just wondering... [;)]

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Beats me...it got to do with the Japanese, who does good marketing on their cars. It has been a misconception but the esthetic is good for 4 disc then 2 drums. Imagine buying a fancy car, which is not fancy...

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Hi all,

 

Wondering if anyone can help me? Would like to know the diff betw disc brakes and drum brakes. Thinking of changing the rear drum brakes on my ride to disc brakes. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. [sunny]

 

Drum brakes are older tech- cheaper to make and maintain. Main disadvantage is brake fade when hot.

 

Disc brakes resists brake fade better, have better stopping power. Looks dept: no fight disc wins hands-down.

 

But frankly for our normal cars, front-disc rear drums are more than sufficient at the speeds we do around SG.

 

Hope that helps.

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