Your Classic Car Community and Marketplace
Register | MyOldRide Account | OldRide Store | Support | Site Map   
OldRide HomeClassic Cars and Trucks For SaleClassic Car and Truck Parts For SaleSell on OldRideOldRide AnswersRusty RidesCar Show ListingsCar Club ListingsResearch Library  
OldRide Answers Home
Using OldRide Answers
Ask a Question
Browse Questions In:
Other Makes
Classic Trucks
 General Topics
General Questions
Help Identify
Classic Car News
General Restoration
Vehicle Maintenance
Site Suggestions & Comments


Ask a Question in OldRide Answers
Help Enrich the Classic Car Community
Explore Closed Questions and Answers
 Search Questions: 
Who make the most durable, near stock, front drum to power power disc brake conversion kit.?
Soon, I will be ordering & installing a front drum to power disc brake conversion kit for a 1961 Impala. Stainless Steel Brake Co. (SSBC) and Classic Performance Parts (CPP) are the two brands I have been comparing. Other than price difference (about $200-SSBC being more), SSBC kit has a standard 9" booster and CPP kit has a standard 8" booster.

Does anyone have any experience in how either of these companies kits have held up over the years?

I am not going with cross drilled &/or slotted rotors. I have heard they tend to have problems warping &/or cracking.
posted: April 13, 2008
   Question is Closed   
What is OldRide Answers?
  Answers (3)
abs in orange ca on lemon street there number is1714 7716549
posted:  April 18, 2008
Click to close this picture
SSBC is the best. Outstanding fit, very easy installiation - they send you everything.
posted:  July 30, 2008
Click to close this picture
Selected as Best Answer
Thanks kkustom. It was a real hard decision to make but I went with Classic Performance Products. Everything was included, it was an easy installation and for a po'boy like me the $$$ were right. I really liked the SSBC kit (dual piston, aluminum caliper) but with all my research the SSBC kit would not allow me to use the wheel/tire combination I wanted to put on the car. Using the SSBC I would have had to install 16" wheels or larger (which isn't a bad thing) but I would not have been able to get a raised white letter tire and it would not have achieved the look I was going for...classic hot rod mod. Plus, for the same $$$ as the SSBC, I was able to get the disc brake conversion kit with 2" drop spindles, front end rebuild kit, front (stock height) & rear (1.5" drop) springs and KYB shocks....btw....I did end up going with the slotted and drilled zinc plated rotors. Overall I am very, very happy with the fit and performance. Power Steering is my next mod.
posted:  August 7, 2008
Click to close this picture

Home | Classifieds: Vehicles / Parts | Sell on OldRide | Rusty Rides | OldRide Answers | Events | Clubs

Library | Car & Truck Resources | MyOldRide Account | Support | OldRide Banners | Car Photos

Copyright © 2017 Internet Brands, Inc. All rights reserved | OldRide Support | Terms of Use | Classifieds Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies