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Old 06-04-2004, 09:46 AM
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11.5" disc brakes big...enough?

Hey guys and gals,
I have a quick question, my 1970 impala came with 11.5" disc brakes on the front and drum brakes on the rear. I am planning on converting the drum brakes to disk and was wanting to know if the stock 11.5" brakes were big enough for the front and back. If not, what size would you recommend for this 3500+lbs vehicle.

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Old 06-04-2004, 10:56 AM
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That size will fine for normal driving.
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i think the backs can be smaller than the fronts. what else are you considering doin to the suspension. is it just a stock car. if you are wanting that stop on a hair feel, then changing the rears should get you there.
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As far as suspension is concerned, I am toying with the idea of using air bags. Earlier this week I finished dismantling the rear suspension...so I guess other than bags, I plan on leaving the suspension stock.
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sounds cool. if thats the thing, then stock brakes will be allllllright
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