When I go under "part Online" in Hyundai's website, it gives me the option for both drum and disk brake parts. Do you think it'll be okay to buy the disk brake parts and swap them with my drum brakes? Do I need to modify my axels?
From what I've heard, this conversion is real expensive and might not be worth the money or the trouble. If you find anything about it that makes it easy and cheap, let me know cause I wanna do the conversion too.
Yes, the common perception on switching drum brakes are that it is quite expensive. But I've been doing some studying on this matter and it seems like I don't have to change the axle(I could be totally wrong on this). May be it's possible to just switch the brake components, such as, rotars, calipers,etc. Of course, I do understand that a caliper set alone cost $250 each.
I thought that 97's had independent rear suspension meaning that there is no rear axle. Are you saying that you will have to change the "hubs" out for different ones. The conversion gets expensive when you have to find calipers. This conversion may even need new brake lines both reqular and emergency brakes. I was thinking about performing this myself. Possibly using brakes off a tibby. I personally have never seen a Elantra with rear discs. Both of my 99's have drums. I know that it was offered in an option package but again I have never seen it. BTW junkyards will be a good source for those calipers/hubs.
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