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

  • Tiny
  • AjaiJoshua
  • 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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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 9:33 AM

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  • merlin2021
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No the calipers are smaller than needed for safe stopping.

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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 9:37 AM
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  • Wrenchtech
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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.

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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 10:58 AM

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