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CAN A REAR DISC BRAKE BE INSTALLED IN THE FRONT WHEEL? IT IS A REAR WHEEL DRIVE CAR THOUGH.. THANKS!

1980 Toyota Pickup

The front brakes are drum brakes and I want to convert it to disc brakes, unfortunately there is only rear disc brakes available. Can it still be modified to fit in the front wheel?
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AjaiJoshua
February 13, 2012.



No the calipers are smaller than needed for safe stopping.

Merlin2021
Feb 13, 2012.
I'm not sure where you live but front disc brakes have been mandated by law in the US since around 1971. You should be able to buy the correct ones.

Wrenchtech
Feb 13, 2012.