jdv824 wrote:I've been looking and can't find anything. Want to convert my car to rear
disc. I know that it's easier to replace the whole dif but my car is an automatic
and base on what I read I can't put a manual dif with a automatic transmission.
I got the GT-S calipers already but don't know if I can do the conversion without
replacing the whole dif.
I'm not going to say that you shouldn't convert a SR5 rear end to discs, but I am
wondering if all the effort is really going to be worth the end result ? Most of the
braking is done by the front wheels that already have discs. The factory designed
the braking system to be safe and balanced with discs in front and drums in back,
and you can have handling issues if you change the front-rear braking bias.
If you are still running the SR5 engine with an auto, I'd suggest that you look into
getting some new drums (or get the old ones skimmed) and a new set of shoes.
That might give you all the braking you need at the moment, and you can keep
an eye out for a complete GTS rear end to install when you upgrade the engine
and change to a manual gearbox.