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Old 29th July 2007, 16:08   #1
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i wanted know whether is it possible to make disc break arrangement in honda city gxi(2007) at the rear.Presently it has drum breaks at rear. Honda company gives it as standard in its Vtec model but not in lower models.

Has any one tried this doing?
How much changes it requires?
whats the approximate expense to do it.Is it feasible or not?

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Old 29th July 2007, 16:16   #2
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it is possible to convert the rear drum to disc but the process is time consuming and very expensive. its certainly not a swap. many on the forum would advice you NOT to go ahead with the conversion.

i have driven the NHC and have found the brakes to be perfectly suited. its certainly not the best.... but it seemed well balanced. the gxi certainly doesn't go fast enough to demand a disc brake at the rear.

personally the conversion doesn't make much sense unless your making some serious power under the hood.
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Old 29th July 2007, 16:25   #3
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its going to be very expensive and i suggest if you have to do i get it done from the honda people itself. but it would probably void warranty. like flipsyde said dont do it unless your planning some serious engine mods. its not needed.
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Hi Guys,

It is very much possible and infact a straight swap. Expect to spend approx 35-40k for the swap though on the higher side.

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Old 29th July 2007, 19:55   #5
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Viper bhai can disc brakes be fitted to the rear of an ikon 1.6 sxi too?
I mean it doesnt have ABS, will this improve the breaking or there wont be any effect?
Also arent modern car's break fitted with sensors? So won't swapping drums to disc, require any change?

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Basic rule of car modding: you can fit anything to anything, provided you have a big enough hammer, and a big enough wallet.
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Viper bhai can disc brakes be fitted to the rear of an ikon 1.6 sxi too?
I mean it doesnt have ABS, will this improve the breaking or there wont be any effect?
Also arent modern car's break fitted with sensors? So won't swapping drums to disc, require any change?
Hi,

Am not sure of the Ikon, but the NHC Vtec does have disc brakes at the rear so it can be swapped.

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I highly recommend you to stay away from a modification of this nature. Brakes are the most important safety-device in your car, and the results can be disastrous in case of a malfunction.

Keeping the NHC power figures in mind, the current braking setup is pretty good. Why do you want to add disc brakes to the rear? It is not exactly a simple install.
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Better tyres would make a lot of difference to the braking,miraa.
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I saw an Indica which had disc in the rear wheel, but there were no pads... that was just a showoff...
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I saw an Indica which had disc in the rear wheel, but there were no pads... that was just a showoff...
there are loads of cars with those 'fake' discs. they just look cheap.
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Better tyres would make a lot of difference to the braking,miraa.
Thank you very much for your reply.
Can u suggest me any brand of tyres which can enhance my braking. I am already planning to go for upsize. I do drive at high speed near to 150 when i go to mumbai from ankleshwar so at that speed baking is very poor in comparision to ikons,accent, sx4 etc.
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Thank you very much for your reply.
Can u suggest me any brand of tyres which can enhance my braking. I am already planning to go for upsize. I do drive at high speed near to 150 when i go to mumbai from ankleshwar so at that speed baking is very poor in comparision to ikons,accent, sx4 etc.
look in the tyre section. youll find your answer. i suggest you stick to brdigestone, michelin, or yokohama.
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is it possible to fit disc brakes in premier padmini and what all involves and moreso does/will it work? Thanks in anticipation.
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Thank you very much for your reply.
Can u suggest me any brand of tyres which can enhance my braking. I am already planning to go for upsize. I do drive at high speed near to 150 when i go to mumbai from ankleshwar so at that speed baking is very poor in comparision to ikons,accent, sx4 etc.
Brakes or no brakes you are going to kill urself at those speeds.Slow down.
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