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The Big Brake-Up! Part I

Magazine: Classic Trucks (April 2005)
SSBC product: Standard rear drum to disc conversion kit A126-1

Part I: Installing a Five-Lug Rear Disc-Brake Conversion From Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation.
Admittedly, the vast majority of classic truck owners convert to disc brakes in the rear for one reason and one reason only: to get rid of the unsightly drums and replace them with something that looks similar to the front when looking between the spokes. But have you ever thought about all of the other advantages there are to adding rear disc brakes to your truck? Front brakes can only do so much. Most rear drums do very little for stopping power, which is usually why a set of rear shoes will last two to three times longer than the front pads. By adding rear disc brakes, you can add as much as 30 percent more brake force to your braking system. Disc brakes offer a number of advantages over drum brakes ... click here for the rest of the article