Subscribing...I'd like to paint my brakes white but until I have rear disc I'll be hiding the drums in black paint :-( besides, who uses drums on a 2013 vehicle? Just glad I got a 5 speed!
01-29-2013 05:24 PM
looks like it won't be as complicated!
01-25-2013 05:40 AM
I'm going to subscribe to this thread. I have a 14-day old 2013 SE Sedan (auto) and would love to do this conversion, too. No hurry, and I'll be looking to see another success or two before I try this.
If someone could do a complete and verified by experience parts and tool list, and perhaps even a photo step-by-step, that would be really helpful. Also, if I do this, while I have the brake system "open" I'm considering having both sets of calipers sent off for powder-coating to make them "pop".
01-24-2013 08:02 PM
this is great info guys im excited to do this conversion as well knowing there is a performance gain as well as rear discs just look soo much better :)
01-24-2013 11:58 AM
That's awesome - thanks for the details and the part numbers. Where did you get the calipers from? Also, did you need to change the wheel hub assemblies?
can you send the a copy of your parts list that you ordered? I have enough to get it!!!
01-22-2013 03:47 PM
The parking brake is the same. Its a real pain in the a** to change. You'll also need those TorX sockets.
01-22-2013 03:24 PM
Originally Posted by dan__dan
I have a Metallic Blue 2012 Auto SE. I work down in Patchogue and live in Coram. The whole order was $591 and there was some parts missing, the 4 shiny bolts that hold the caliper to the rest of the car. they were less than $20 from Napa auto parts and you'll need brake fluid.
Ha ha - Local guy huh? Cool! I work around DPA train station - I'll definitely look into that; guess I'll have to specify that mine is a Manual and see if there's anything different... something tells me the Parking Brake cable *might* be different, but that's good to know!
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