Looking to change nver my drums to disk
Beg to differ, as I posted earlier.they dont need periodic adjustment if maintained and put grease on the adjuster threads.
Ya that was the oldest I have worked on. Also might be why our recommendations on drum brakes differ. More modern drum brakes (pretty much anything since the late 90s early 2000s) need no real attention beyond checking conditions of the shoes once they get some age/mileage on them. The self adjustment set ups work much better than they used to.Beg to differ, as I posted earlier.
Adjusting the drum brakes yearly (or, when the wheels are off for tire rotation) can clearly enhance their effectiveness. That is a good time to inspect the wheel cylinders for leakage. Lubrication of the brake-shoe-to-backing-plate needs to be done more than every 70K miles.
Tigris must be a youngster . 4 wheel drum systems were usually supposed to be adjusted every oil change (every 1500 - 3000 miles in the days of mineral oils). And lets not talk about what happened when your drum braked car was driven through a puddle!!!
Vehicles that require rear hub/drum removal were pretty much dead after the 80s/early 90s in fwd vehicles and non-existent in anything rear wheel drive. But like older hub bearing designs both disc and drum required removal.On larger vehicles like trucks with the full-float 14b unsprung weight (or just weight in general) is another reason for discs -- the original cast drums are huge and heavy. However on a smaller vehicle like a CR-V I doubt there's much, if any, weight savings from a rotor and caliper to a drum.
The other bummer with most drums is that it's not nearly as easy to eyeball friction lining condition. Most light duty drum setups have the wheel bearings integral to the drum, so you've gotta remove your spindle nut to get the drum off.....then if the shoes have grooved the ID much you get to pull out an adjuster spoon and blindly paddle away at a star wheel hidden somewhere in a tiny slit, generally placed in an area where you can barely swing said spoon because the engineers were bored and got a chuckle out of angering future mekaniks.....
now some drums were cool(er) like Ford's 10.25 where the drum was NOT integral to the wb hub and so it just slides off once the wheel is removed...but again this requires a standalone wb hub which is typically only found in ff (full float) applications.
Anyway in the video posted here in post #3 the video maker specifies the parts he used in a rear disc swap:
I tried looking around for information on this so ill just wrap this up in one article. I have a 2000 Honda CR-v AWD 5-speed and wanted to improve its off-road capabilities without going full on insane. First logical step would be getting an autolocker for the rear diff right? Here is what I...www.crvownersclub.com