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Series 3 Lightweight

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by Lightweight75, Mar 11, 2019.

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  1. Lightweight75

    Lightweight75 New Member

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    is it posssible to fit disc brakes to a series three lightweight? Is there a kit available thanks
     
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    Colthebrummie Well-Known Member

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    I don't think so, you'd have to change the axles but that would give you a whole set of new problems. Why would you want to fit disk brakes anyway, it's not like they are fast vehicles and well set up drums are better than you'd expect. My lwb station wagon brakes are very impressive. They will stop just as well as disks would but need a bit more foot pressure.

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    There were kits available at one time,may still be so but they were expensive.
    As Col says the standard drums in good order are just fine.
     
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    Yes, but its either a lot of work or expensive:
    http://www.expeditionlandrover.info/discBrake.htm
    The most well thought out one is the Heystee but it would work out at about £1000 when you take account of all the parts and work.
    http://www.heystee-automotive.com/webstore/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=50
    Some perople have made their own but you need to be a decent machinist.
    I do sometimes hanker after disks, usually when we are decending a long hill fully laden, but if you follow the LR drving handbook and decend on the gears not the brakes its OK.
     
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    Then there is the other angle of keeping the Lightweight original as possible to maintain value.
     
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    Thanks everyone. I will go with Cols sound advice and not bother. D
     
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