Posted 03 January 2005 - 08:47 AM
Thanks in advance.
Posted 03 January 2005 - 10:43 AM
Posted 04 January 2005 - 09:54 AM
Anything is possible - most common way to do it is to part out a donor car with rear discs. Popular models are Corolla GTS, Celicas, MR2s, Levins, etc. You could go with a new MR2 - but that would be quite costly. Wilwood can also make a custom system for you - but the cost to performance would be dismal.
Is there a write-up using donor car parts anywhere?
Did the corolla come out in 99 with discs on any of the models?
Thanks for the reply.
Posted 04 January 2005 - 01:45 PM
My 97 did not (of course that is 7th gen), but 8th gen is not much more sophisticated, as is the current gen.
Posted 04 January 2005 - 02:23 PM
Posted 04 January 2005 - 02:35 PM
If I recall correctly it's 'disc pads', and 'drum shoes'.
Posted 04 January 2005 - 04:59 PM
Of the US bound 9th generation Corollas - only the XRS has front and rear disc brakes. All US 8th generation and non-XRS 9th generation Corollas are front disc and rear drums.
There are some "write-ups" on the net for doing a drum to disc conversion with different donor cars - but more are not 100% complete. Lots of people do the conversion but retain the OEM master cylinder. Normally, you'd want to swap for the master cylinder in the donor car or play around with the brake biasing - or you will get unpredictable results in emergency or heavy braking.
Posted 05 January 2005 - 07:31 AM
Posted 05 January 2005 - 11:49 PM
Posted 06 January 2005 - 09:04 AM
Thanks for the information.
As far as I know - the rear brakes are the same for 7th and 8th generations (1993-2002). The 9th generations (2003+) use a different hub assembly but could be made to fit with some work.
After I finish up the CB (still haven't figured out an asthetic place for the antenna) I'll be working on the rear disc brake swap.
Posted 07 February 2005 - 12:54 AM
Posted 19 February 2005 - 08:26 PM