How-To: SRT rear disc brake conversion

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Post by ZeroChad » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:01 pm

Which bolts? If you're having problems removing the knuckle you can just leave it on and swap everything in front of it.
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Post by nate-00neon » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:31 pm

i got it. it was the really long ones right at the hub or whatever you call it i ended up taking off the long bolt that is on the frame holding the control arm to the car.
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Post by evilneon02 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:51 am

ok i know the answer is in here some where i remember seeing it some where on 2gn and its 1 in the morning and im tired so i just need a yes or no answer here we go. Does the srt4 brake line fit on a 2002 neon? i really hope someone says yes and means it lol they look the same but i dont know if the threads are the same. thanks for helping me out.

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Post by ZeroChad » Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:23 am

I believe the rears are the same. The fronts are slightly different, but will still work.
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Post by TheFrette87 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:44 pm

I smell my next project, been dying to swap to rear discs since i rolled my car off the lot with 21 Miles on it. Just gotta find a wrecked SRT somewhere.... got more parts i want to swap out :lol:
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Post by Tam » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:49 pm

Hey sorry to bump this, but I just got done with my rear SRT disc swap, and for some weird reason, my tail lights don't light up when I press the brake pedal. It does light up when I turn on the parking lights, but it doesn't light up when I brake. So now my car isn't street legal.

Can anyone tell me why the hell this happened? Other than the brake fluid hose, and the E-brake cable, I saw an electrical wire coming out of the brakes. Should this wire be plugged into anything or just cut it off?

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Post by occasional demons » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:40 pm

Just swapping the rear assy's shouldn't have done anything to the wiring to the lights.

Did you do anything with the master cylinder, or brake booster? The brake light switch may have been damaged if it was disturbed. There is a procedure for setting the new ones, and the switch is supposed to be replaced if removed. Some ppl do not replace it, and just reset it, IIRC.
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Post by brandon mitchel » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:09 pm

The [url=http://www..com/c.html]brake disc[/url] is the one which forces the vehicle to slow down or come to full stop right?

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Post by Jillustre » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:40 pm

Can I use the same e-brake cables that was on my 2005 2gn?

Can I use stock 15 inch wheel with rear disc conversion? I use that wheel for winter...

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Post by OB » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:12 pm

brandon mitchel wrote:The brake disc is the one which forces the vehicle to slow down or come to full stop right?

^Basic answer - yes. However, there is a lot more than just the disc that slows the car down. The disc itself is one part of a much more complex system.

Jillustre wrote:Can I use the same e-brake cables that was on my 2005 2gn? Can I use stock 15 inch wheel with rear disc conversion? I use that wheel for winter...
You need disc ebrake cables for disk brakes, and drum cables for drum.

I believe the front SRT brakes have clearance issues with 15" wheels, but the rears will work fine.
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Post by orangeneon05 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:53 pm

i didnt read in the post, but can you buy the assemblies at an auto parts store like autozone to replace all of this if you can not find the parts in a junk yard.
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Post by NeonNick925 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:33 pm

would anybody happen to know off the top of their heads what (hand)tools i would need to bring with me to remove the knuckle/brake swap off an SRT? im goin friday to remove them and need 2 bring tools,would like to have all the right tools. THANKS in advance for any help :)
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Post by ZeroChad » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:25 pm

The axle nut will be the most uncommon tool. I forgot what size it is.
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Post by Hudson_Neon » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:35 pm

just did my axles today... 32mm

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Post by occasional demons » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:42 pm

:-k Interesting, mine were 30mm.

Or were those for the front?
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Post by freelancer1988 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:53 am

occasional demons wrote::-k Interesting, mine were 30mm.

Or were those for the front?
pretty sure 30 is the front. Working on getting my parts list together and my 30mm did not fit on the rear. 32 rear, but will check in the next few days anyways. lol

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Post by my87csx481 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:47 pm

I started a thread in the suspension/brakes section regarding drums.

However, due to cost, I am gonna' try this mod but, I have many questions that weren't definitively answered in this thread, or that one....yet.

Hoping you guys could offer some help.

Quoted from my post in the other thread I started:
my87csx481 wrote:Okay. From Mopar, drums are ~$100 a piece. Value line shoes are ~$60. (They don't make the OEM ones anymore.)

So, I'm really considering just doing the disc swap.

The question was asked in the stickied how-to about proportioning but, was answered twice with contradictions.

So, do I need to change out the master cylinder and/or proportioning valve to do this swap correctly? Is the proportioning valve seperate, or internal?

Also, what is the bare minimum necessary parts list? I know calipers with mounting hardware, pads, rotors, e-brake cables, brake lines....what else?

I'm thinking of just picking up the stuff new/remanned. No junkyards near me have the stuff needed. I just need the stuff from a rear disc car right? ACR calipers are the same as an SXT rear caliper with ABS/rear discs right?



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Post by freelancer1988 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:54 am

I believe the master has internal proportioning valves. It is the main reason for the swap. You can get away without it for a little while of course. Anything other than srt4 is the same setup. I would just unbolt everything on the knuckle in the rear. No need for an alignment if you leave the knuckle alone. You will of course need the e-brake cable and rubber lines like you said. I too am in the process of getting rear discs installed.

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Post by BenAthar » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:27 pm

After doing my brakes the other day, I am thinking of changing over my drums for disks. So tired of dealing with springs not catching or pads being so thick or etc., etc!
This thread has gotten me to look for rear disc parts now and will post an update once I get them.
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Post by sleeper2gn » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:27 pm

thank you for the how-to. this was quite helpful with my build. unfortunately I broke both of those bolts in the rear lateral... not a good day... they're about $40 from the chrysler garage... not cheap. couldn't even find a grade 8 bolt to fit it... oh well... the results were definitely worth it. if only I could keep the parking brake adjusted. it seems to go out of adjustment every other month...

but thank you for the how-to! :rockon:
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