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Old 10-31-2009, 01:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Downsizing rear brake drums?

I've gotten rid of almost 10% of my curb weight of a 97 mazda protage.
My commute is 5.5 miles with 22 lights. So I'm trying to get rid of mass and rotating mass.

Has anyone traded out 200mm brakes for 170mm brakes on the rear? (Or something equivilant)

With the lighter weight I don't need full size brakes. No ABS and I can lock up the tires. I'll put new hubs in at the same time. Something with aluminum drums. Any show stoppers?

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