Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 17:26:42 GMT From: "john" <jsmith1456nospamo.com> Subject: Re: Saab 9-3 - How long/difficult to change all pads/discs?
"yaofeng" <yaofengchennospaml.com> wrote in message news:1140965126.719024.112240nospam2000cwa.googlegroups.com... > Should have opened my big mouth I reckon no owning a 9-3 and thinking > all SAAB rear disc brakes have the same design. > > But I wonder why the simplicity of a screw inside the caliper advanced > by the hand brake lever to actuate parking brake concept is ababdoned > in favor of the more complicated design of having both a disc brake and > a drum brake for the rear like many other cars. I thought the SAAB > design elegant. I think the adjust mechanism could play up, and of course clumsy people could dmage it.... (ford used a similar system). The front handbrake made a lot of sense - I used it as a very basic limited slip diff in snow :-) Another variation is seperate disk pads just for the handbrake on some alfas? I have no problem with drums - it might be a pain to have to change the shoes but little or no wear should occur.