joeyl said:really should be the same since you are taking the whole rear arm off, it's not like you are trying to mix and match parts. So if you get the parts that come on the same year EX you should be home free
No you got me wrong, when you do the swap, you have to change the whole rear suspension minus shocks and springs, and that will include spindles and trailing arms.klnyc said:Woa hold on there fellow. I dont need to change my spindle or trailer arm or anything? I just slap the rear disc assembly in it.....thats all? If this confirmed, then by this weekend Im heading down to to junkyard and grab me a pair of rear disc brake system
You will wish for disc brakes when you have to pop the springs holding the shoes, and then hook them back in and do the whole voodoo adjustment.ldraudi said:Keep in mind that I autocross and have never wished for rear discs...my brakes do everything I need them to do with rear drums.
So if I'm planning on using all new parts building my 91 accord dx I could replace everything with lx partsNo you got me wrong, when you do the swap, you have to change the whole rear suspension minus shocks and springs, and that will include spindles and trailing arms.
Could I just buy all the parts for a lx to convert my dx cause I'm wanting all new bushing and such and could I still use my dx suspensionas requested by UltraMagneticAL...
for the longest time i wanted to do this swap on my 92 accord LX, and this board provided me with a good place to do my homework. after much debate, i finally decided to do it and got my hands on a set of rear discs complete with everything that i needed. it was all for $240 from a local junkyard.
here are some pics i took as i installed them on halloween day. i was going to do a how-to but i didn't take enough pics. the installation is very straightforward. total installation time was 8hrs by myself. that included bleeding, e-brake cable adjustment, and test drive.
prior to installation
off the car
side by side comparison
for sale: 180k miles
for your enlightenment, i replaced the whole trailing arm, knuckle, and upper arm. i used the original LX soft lines and EX e-brake cables. ABS sensors were discarded. one section of the exhaust heatshield was removed to access the e-brake lines. one portion of the exhaust pipe was unbolted but not removed. the proportioning valve was NOT touched. for now, i don't feel that it's necessary to swap it out. so far so good. the braking is much more positive but it just started to rain and i wasn't able to test it out fully. i'll keep you guys posted.