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Old 02-25-2008, 11:17 PM
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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

Could you please pm or email me prices for you bracket. Also kit prices. My 87 Z28 came with limited slip & 3.43's.
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I'm working on PMs tonight so I should be able to make some good progress and will get to you soon.

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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

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Kevin, I'll reply shortly. As for the lines, I include them in all my kits but if you buy, get lines for a 4 wheel disc car as that's the 5 piece line set.

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i have a 92 ws6 ta convert with rear drums and i want rear disc
so is this the easy and cheapest way to do that?

also can i get a price on a kit (with everything i need that i can't reused on my car now) thanks
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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

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Could you please pm or email me prices for you bracket. Also kit prices. My 87 Z28 came with limited slip & 3.43's.
Did I get back to you? If I did I didn't track it in my sent folder...LMK
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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

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i have a 92 ws6 ta convert with rear drums and i want rear disc
so is this the easy and cheapest way to do that?

also can i get a price on a kit (with everything i need that i can't reused on my car now) thanks
If you want to keep your current rearend gear ratio, this is the best solution. If you want to upgrade gears as well as brakes I'd look into getting a whole rear but good third gen rears along with PBR disc brakes are getting impossible to find.

I'll PM you on kit info.

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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

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If you want to keep your current rearend gear ratio, this is the best solution. If you want to upgrade gears as well as brakes I'd look into getting a whole rear but good third gen rears along with PBR disc brakes are getting impossible to find.

I'll PM you on kit info.

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what is PBR and if i went with a whole rear upgrade what years should i look at
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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

PBR makes a load of calipers for many cars:

http://www.pbrbrakes.com/

With these plates you can fit the good rear discs from '89-97. You can also swap to '98-02 LS1 rears but they're a bit different and won't work with these plates.

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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

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PBR makes a load of calipers for many cars:

http://www.pbrbrakes.com/

With these plates you can fit the good rear discs from '89-97. You can also swap to '98-02 LS1 rears but they're a bit different and won't work with these plates.

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How much for kit

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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

Can I just get these backing plates from an 89-97 f-body at a junkyard? I thought 89-97 had the rectangle flange instead of square like ls1?
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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

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Can I just get these backing plates from an 89-97 f-body at a junkyard? I thought 89-97 had the rectangle flange instead of square like ls1?

Not the drum rears, just the disc rears. These are not stock plates.

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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

so stock backing plates from a disc rear will not work on my rectangle flange El Camino?
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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

Long post lost.
11.6 or 12" rear rotors are plenty big.
I used to lock up the rear PBRs on stock discs every lap when racing, but 12" or 13" fronts w PBRs or C5 calipers is the way to go!!

A good track or combo pad will make a world of difference in brake performance.
I won't ever go back to stock or greenstuff type pads even for street use in my F Body

hit up Jeff at speedtoys,com for pad applications and discounts, (I get the same brodeal as you, tell him I referred you.

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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

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so stock backing plates from a disc rear will not work on my rectangle flange El Camino?
They may be slightly off but I think they will. Once I get the rear out of my '70 RS I'll have plates for some of the older cars as well.

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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

I'm interested in converting my drum brakes in the back to disks...Can you PM me prices? Thanks!
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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

EBMILLER can you PM me or email me i have your brackets for the 9bolt off.
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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

In case I can't make stock plates work, can you PM me prices as well?
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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

PMs sent..thanks all.

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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

hate to be a bother and add to your never ending list of PMs but could you send me some price info if i wanted to do a full kit for my 89 RS? like brakets rotors calipers lines brake cables etc???

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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

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They may be slightly off but I think they will. Once I get the rear out of my '70 RS I'll have plates for some of the older cars as well.

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hey thanks, I got the pm, bua couple of questions:


can I get PBR (J65?) brakes from a v6, or is it just a certain model?

oh, and will the backing plates for 9 and 10 bolt be the same? or are they all 10 bolt that have pbrs?

thanks again for sharing your knowledge.
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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

V6 cars didn't get rear discs, only the Z28s/ higher end models got them.

9 and 10 bolt disc plates are dimentionally the same but will have a different bolt pattern, I have plates for both. All drum plates will be the same either way. The '89 9 bolts were the only 9 bolts to get PBRs, all rear discs from '89-92 got the PBRs, both 9 and 10 bolt.

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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

one more question, does it make a difference whether the caliper is behind or in front of the rotor? I was wondering if I could use these plates on opposite sides putting the caliper in front in case I have shock clearance issues as with LS1 brakes.
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yes you can.

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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

Ed could I get a price on yor plates too. Will they work with the rotors and calipers off the 93 - 97 on the third gen camaro? Also which e-brake cables do you have to get 82-92 or 93 - 97? I have a friend that has a complete 94 rear I could get for brake parts.
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PM sent..the '93-97 rear discs will bolt right up. You will need to use 3rd gen brake cables for your car and rear discs.

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any info on that kit i asked about?
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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

Well, after some research it appears I will have shock interference with my g-body. I need to find a relocation bracket if I use this setup. I'll post back in a few days.
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Well, after some research it appears I will have shock interference with my g-body. I need to find a relocation bracket if I use this setup. I'll post back in a few days.
Do you have staggerd shocks or something? Can you use two same side calipers, depending on where your interference is?

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Originally Posted by master_disaster View Post
hate to be a bother and add to your never ending list of PMs but could you send me some price info if i wanted to do a full kit for my 89 RS? like brakets rotors calipers lines brake cables etc???

Thanks
PMd you.

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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

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I was ready to go ahead and order these, but noticed something else. how does this kit accomodate the step in the mounting flange? wouldn't the conversion plate bend when tightened down?
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Washers are supplied to fill in that gap, problem solved. Thanks, Ed.
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Ed,
Could you please PM me some prices for some front kits and rear kits and possibly what all options I have. I have a 92 RS ( stock as of now).

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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

Hi Ed....

I know the thread is for 1LE/LT1. I have a 1995 Camaro V6 3.4L. I was wondering if there was any rear disc conversions for my Camaro?

PM sent Ed.......

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Hi Ed....

I know the thread is for 1LE/LT1. I have a 1995 Camaro V6 3.4L. I was wondering if there was any rear disc conversions for my Camaro?

PM sent Ed.......

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Yes I do, I'll PM you and the others as well...thanks!

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I was wondering if there was any rear disc conversions for my Camaro?
What gears do you currently have? I don't want to dissuade you from anything that Ed has to offer, but you might consider looking for a complete 4th gen LT1 rear (3.23 for some autos or 3.42 for some manual transmissions) and grab the proportioning valve and e-brake cables off the car as well. This would be a direct swap and you'd get the added benefit of the possible higher gear ratio. Or sell your car and buy an TPI/LT1/LS1 Just my
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A agree..a rearend swap may be the ticket for you if you can find one close. I just sold a 3.23 4th gen rear and I still have a 2.73 posi disc rear but I'll assume you'll want better gearing than that one.

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A agree..a rearend swap may be the ticket for you if you can find one close. I just sold a 3.23 4th gen rear and I still have a 2.73 posi disc rear but I'll assume you'll want better gearing than that one.

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how much for the 2.73 posi disc rear
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how much for the 2.73 posi disc rear
I have a pending local sale but if it falls through I'll get back to you via PM.

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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

I just PMed you.

I scored a 3.23 Posi Drum rear end for my Firebird, and this looks to be the ticket for rear discs.

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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

Good deal. Since drum rears are very cheap finding one with good gears and posis will be the way to go.

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Hi, I got a 90 RS with rear drums, just want to upgrade them at this time, can I get a price quote? thanks.
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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

ok heres my question. Im swapping from a 9bolt 3.27 rear with the non-PBR Brakes, to a 4th gen LT1 rear, do I need to change the proportioning valve? also can I get a price on a parking brake cable?
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Will the plate that the caliper bolts to from an lt1 bolt to an82-88 rear discs axle
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PM sent for pricing. Thanks!
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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

I actually have a 4th Gen F-body, a 93 Camaro V6, but this should still work, right? I'm not looking to upgrade the gears or put in posi or anything, just yet. Its my wife's car, and she wants rear disc. Anyway, I was wondering if you could PM me prices for just the bracket and also for the whole kit. Thanks!

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Ed, relatively new to the board but I like what I've seen thus far, if possible could you shoot me a pm w/pricing info on the complete kit for a 91 rs w/rear drums (ttop if it matters) not sure on the gearing ratio yet.
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Re: Hassle free drum rear disc conversion to 1LE/ LT1 PBR rear brakes

Originally Posted by Parasoth View Post
Hi, I got a 90 RS with rear drums, just want to upgrade them at this time, can I get a price quote? thanks.

PM sent.

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ok heres my question. Im swapping from a 9bolt 3.27 rear with the non-PBR Brakes, to a 4th gen LT1 rear, do I need to change the proportioning valve? also can I get a price on a parking brake cable?

PM sent.

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