Handbrake Conversion Kits
Driving off-road you’ll know how easy it is for the standard Land Rover hand brake to get bunged up with dirt and once the mechanism gets clogged up it doesn’t work
as efficiently as it should. Britpart now offer a solution to that problem - a drum to disc conversion kit. These kits use powerful callipers whose mechanism is sealed to
prevent the access of mud. Parts are supplied coated with a tough corrosion resistant coating of gold zinc passivate to ensure a long life. Fitting is easy requiring only
simple tools. Full fitting instructions are included as well as advice on adjustment and use.
Defender/Discovery/Range Rover Classic
The disc transmission brake uses a state of the art
monster sized mechanical calliper designed for
agricultural vehicles and earth moving equipment -
so using it on a Land Rover is easy work for it. The
mechanism is sealed so it will not seize up due to
ingress of mud or water and it uses special ‘sintered’
pads which are resistant to abrasion from mud as well
as providing greater friction against the disc than a
standard pad. The disc has been specially designed for
Land Rovers and manufactured from tough 10mm thick
steel. It has a smaller diameter than a standard drum
and so does not dangle below the transfer box which
helps it to protect it from whatever you are driving over.
The calliper mechanism sits in a well protected area at
the top, away from most of the mud and water.
Defender 90 &110
For anything post 1993 (300Tdi, Td5 & Puma) you need
to change the cable - NRC5088. Puma onwards -
modifications may be needed to the chassis to enable
Discovery 1/Discovery 2/Range Rover Classic
Will not fit a Borg Warner or LT95 transfer box.
Replacement disc for DA5513 & DA5526
Replacement pads for DA5513 & DA5526
DA5537 Series 1, 2 & 3
This will fit any Land Rover fitted with a standard
Series transfer box, including those fitted with PTO’s,
under or overdrive units. The new brake replaces the
original transmission brake drum. It is supplied with
a new adjustable actuator rod which connects from
your original handbrake lever, direct to the calliper,
reducing the amount of slack in the linkages. The
disc transmission brake uses an industrial open-frame
calliper with simple adjustment and easy cleaning. The
new calliper is mounted on a laser cut steel back-plate
with a folded gusset for added strength and
incorporating a built in skid plate to protect the disc
which is manufactured from robust 10mm thick mild steel
plate and which bolts directly to your original gearbox
output flange with six new bolts (supplied). The system
is very light weight, offering a saving of almost 10kg
compared to an original drum brake.
Beef Up Your Land Rover’s Handbrake!
Photo courtesy of LRO Magazine