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Old 04-07-2012, 07:26 PM
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If you do go with smaller calipers, the option is to use a pinion mounted parking brake. While they really aren't very good, they at least satisfy the letter of the law and will at least hold somewhat. I've had this one on 2 cars, but I see they have a better one now:
http://www.tsmmfg.com/pinionmountedpb.html


Now - the BS of 22% - sorry, but there are better reasons to switch to discs. They seldom if ever will fade to uselessness, they will work just as well when wet, wear at a much slower rate, help fuel mileage by not contacting the rotor when not applied plus weigh significantly less, are easier to service, and additionally, shorten stopping distance by a LOT
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