Originally Posted by rsfyj
that rear disk brakes only add 22% to the total braking with a front engine vehichle. If thats the case I dont see where it is an advantage over brake shoes that don't drag all the time thus giving better gas mileage!! maybe in all out racing rear disks would be an advantage. There is a cost savings here also... If all the above is correct
The reason I went with disc brakes on the rear is simplicity. It's easy to work on disc brakes versus the drum brakes. I have had issues with seals leaking, brakes not working in water, etc. The disc system is simply more superior to the drum system and it wasn't that expensive to do the conversion.