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Old 06-21-2007, 09:04 PM
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Weight of Disc Brakes vs Drum Brakes


I just spent $500 for a front disc brake conversion kit for my 72 nova. When the conversion kit showed up at my door I was very impressed with everything - and then I picked up the boxes. I have to say those boxes must have a combined total weight of like 100 pounds or more. Very heavy.

I started thinking............ok, when I'm done my car should stop better but am I adding lots of extra weight compared to my drum brake setup. My 72 is a muscle car - acceleration is important to me.

I want a little feedback from you folks before I start this project. I can always sell the stuff on ebay or something for near what I paid for it.

Question: approximately how much heavier is the disc setup compared to the drum setup? (front brakes only). The kit includes standard rotors - nothing fancy.

Your thoughts please.
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