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Front disk breaks moved to replace rear drums?


 
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Post: #1   PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:37 am    Post subject: Front disk breaks moved to replace rear drums? Reply with quote

Hello from the salty roads of northern BC.
Recently I bought a 2001 Chrysler neon for 'pennies' long story short, the car will be dismantled and used for parts on my 04 neon. As for breaks they're good but personally I think they're ugly, and was wondering if I can take the front disk break assembly on the 01 and move them to the rear where the drums are on the 04? If it makes any sense like a conversion/upgrade.
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Post: #2   PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You would have to fabricate something to mount the caliper and you would loose the e-brake.
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Post: #3   PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even if you could, it would do fishtails every time you pressed the brake pedal. The front rotors are way too much brake for the rear.

Your best bet is finding an R/T and swapping the brake assy's onto the knuckles. You can also use 1st gen hardware, or SRT rear brake hardware. SRT rear discs are thicker and heavier. But you may be able to run R/T disc with the SRT calipers. You just would have to watch the pad wear, as R/T discs are 2mm thinner.

There are other Chrysler rear brake options that may work too.

But don't try to use the front rotors on the rear. It would be a 100% fab your own parts, and asking for an "education"....
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Post: #4   PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

occasional demons wrote:
Even if you could, it would do fishtails every time you pressed the brake pedal. The front rotors are way too much brake for the rear.

Your best bet is finding an R/T and swapping the brake assy's onto the knuckles. You can also use 1st gen hardware, or SRT rear brake hardware. SRT rear discs are thicker and heavier. But you may be able to run R/T disc with the SRT calipers. You just would have to watch the pad wear, as R/T discs are 2mm thinner.

There are other Chrysler rear brake options that may work too.

But don't try to use the front rotors on the rear. It would be a 100% fab your own parts, and asking for an "education"....


'In short', No -- You can't use / mount the front braking system, on the rear.
You can, however, use the front brake components as 'spares' for the front brakes.


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Post: #5   PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the stuff can be used directly as replacement parts, but the front knuckles would only be useable if the '01 is an R/T, and your '04 is an MTX. The axles would also work if it is an R/T.

The hub bearing is too narrow otherwise. If the bearings are good, you could sell those parts. The engine/PCM will not work in the '04. Those can also be sold.
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Post: #6   PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn sounds more like a nightmare, but really good to know Smile And that's my main idea have almost every part on the Chrysler as a spare(s).
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