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Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by tunedtimer, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. tunedtimer

    tunedtimer Copenworld Regular

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    Hi everybody,i m looking for a Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit(Rear drum to disc) for copen.Does anybody knows anything about it?
     

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  2. tictac

    tictac Copenworld Member

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    I'm also keen to know if this is possible .... say by adapting rear disc assemblies from another Daihatsu model that would be 'bolt on' fitment to Copen
     
  3. tunedtimer

    tunedtimer Copenworld Regular

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    Hi tictac,i will try to find these days a specialist on brakes.It strikes me that those who upgraded the copen does not actually addressing the improvement of the car such as the brakes.Daihatsu make a beautiful car but my opinion is that the rear drums are outdated for our time.
     
  4. joeleow

    joeleow Copenworld Regular

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    Would you guys know if the overall size of this kit is bigger or smaller compared to the front brake setup?
     
  5. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    I've been looking through all the Japan Copen modified parts suppliers I know of & can't find a conversion kit. Have you found a source for a kit?
     
  6. Nedryerson

    Nedryerson Copenworld Regular

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    Gents,

    The Copen is designed and built by engineers who clearly know their business.

    When the brakes are applied the weight of the car is thrown forward onto the front brakes. Indeed a restrictor valve is usually included in the brake line to the back wheels to prevent the back end locking up under heavy braking hence the choice of drums on the back end.

    I can't see how disk brakes would be justified on the Copen,

    Ned
     
  7. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    I agree with you Ned, I don't think it needs rear discs either, which is why I can't find a conversion kit. Better spending money on something else Tunedtimer.

    The Suzuki Cappuccino did have rear discs, they were a right pain. Forever needing rebuilding to pass the MOT.
     
  8. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    Aye - 70% of the stopping force is down on the front pads. Shoes on the back are easier to use a parking brake with, cheaper, and considerably simpler to maintain - as Adam pointed out... Now if there was a 2L engine in the Copen, rear pads would be a good idea!
     
  9. tunedtimer

    tunedtimer Copenworld Regular

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    Hi Adam K,i find
    D2 Racing REAR DISC CONVERSION but they dont give you guarantee about abs:-(( and the next solution is charade 1.5 diesel rear disc brake(more difficult to find it...)If you really want to take your car to the next upgrade level(safety tuning) you need money to spend unfortunately,nothing is for free,but i also i am lucky because i have friends garage mechanics(i always pay the drinks after the work on my copen:-(()
     

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