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  • r1lark
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    I personally would not want non self-energizing brakes on the front and the self;energizing brakes on the rear. You do t want to be in a situation where the rear brakes lock up early. Would this happen in real life? I don't know, but you wouldn't want to find out in a panic stop when the rear brakes lock up and the back end comes around.

    Your car, your money........your life.

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  • lelshaddai
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    I meant a 354 rearmed with newer style brakes. That's what I get for trying to use my phone to reply.

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  • lelshaddai
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    OK then. I have an extra 350 for brand with the newer breaks. Can I swap those on to the rear? And is that OK to have those on the rear and the older style on the front?

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  • r1lark
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    I would not go thru the trouble of swapping on the smaller Champion brakes, even if they are the later self energizing design. Keep looking for a set of '54 and up V8 brakes. Or go with discs on the front.

    And yes, I have experience with both the Champion and V8 brakes, and can attest that there is a BIG difference in stopping power.

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  • lelshaddai
    started a topic Brake swap question

    Brake swap question

    I have a complete set, front and rear brake set up from a 54 Champion. First would these swap out to my 51 Commander? Second is it a better set than what is on the 51 even though it is from a champion?
    Jim
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