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what is the difference of drum brakes vs. disc brakes? thanks a bunch!
 

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In general terms

Drums - have two shoes mounted inside a round brake drum that press out to stop a car

Disc - have two pads that squeeze a ratationing disk to stop the vehicle

Disc assemblies weight more than drum assemblies

Disc produce drag even when not in use

In general terms Disc are more effective in stopping a vehicle

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If you want to know which is better, than it's definately discs!! But they are heavy!!

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[color:blue] how much of a flair is on your rear quarters? I really like that look and since I have to replace my quickly deteriorating 1/4's i may as well add a little flair (play on words *G* ) to my '66 fastback</font color=blue>

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Which one is better (drum or dics) depends on what your doing with the car ;) Typically cars that were order for drag racing were ordered (or special ordered in some cases) with drum brakes :)

But for the street disc are normally the best choice

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They have to be (haven't measured them) 4-5" They are the old Mair (S?) flared that have been sold sincethe 70's

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