disc brakes for 85 lada niva

Submitted: Tuesday, Nov 26, 2002 at 01:00
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My Sad mateWayne wants to replace the rear drum brakes on his 85 Lada Niva with disc units does any one know how to make this bloke happy.
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Reply By: John - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2002 at 01:00
Are you serious? I suspect your mate is complaining about the lack of rear brakes very typically of Nivas...gotta keep adjusting them. Replacing your rear shoes more often is a much cheaper option than going for discs. Know a mate who has a Hilux rear diff in his Niva. Think it still has drums but better brakes/bigger axles/after market locker availability (don't think you can get a detroit for a Niva anymore). Talk to Grant at Lada Autosport, Rocklea Brisbane if he's really serious.
Ignore the expected comments of "why bother, it'll cost more than the car is worth". If your mates got a good one, hang onto it, they're good little trucks when well maintained and although no rock hopper, will mix it with all the bigger ones for normal offroading at 1/10 the cost.
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Follow Up By: Member - Harry - Friday, Nov 29, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Nov 29, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks John,
We have tried to contact Grant but are unable to find his contact point. Could you contact Wayne wkent1@bigpond.com with futher info
Thanks H
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Reply By: Truckster - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2002 at 01:00
I would have your mate committed.......
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Reply By: kezza - Wednesday, Nov 27, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2002 at 01:00
sigh! - one mans nightmare is another mans wet dream!
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Reply By: chrisfrd - Thursday, Nov 28, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Nov 28, 2002 at 01:00
I have a mate with a disk-brake Niva...

It's a 89 model, he's got a cut-down Mercedes autowagen (4x4) axle in it. It is sprung off the same spring mounts and such.

I personally wouldn't bother, just keep adjusting them and such. No biggy and you will introduce too many problems into what is a problematic rig anyhow.
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Reply By: Member - Harry - Friday, Nov 29, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Nov 29, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks guys for your responses. He believes there is some way an Escort system may work but will take on board what has been given.
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