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Drum brakes to disks swap

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Hello guys, I have a 2012 Chevy Cruze with drum rear brakes and want to swap it to disk.

What parts I need need to buy?

Is wheel hub same on drum and disk brakes?
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Lots of discussion, but I don't believe I have seen anyone actually do the swap. I know part of it depends on which rear axle you have (with z-link vs without), but there's other parts involved. The hubs appear to be the same, but check through some of the relevant threads to be sure.
 

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Hello guys, I have a 2012 Chevy Cruze with drum rear brakes and want to swap it to disk.

What parts I need need to buy?

Is wheel hub same on drum and disk brakes?
Although as PAChevyCruze said, rear disc brakes look 'cooler'. 😉🤣🖖 , I'll add my $.02 worth. As a rule of thumb, the rear drums do about 20% of the braking. Drums are also better performing than discs generally as well.
IIRC Cruze models with drum brakes have either a GNG or GNC rear axle. You want the GNG

To figure out what axle you have, all you need is to give your VIN to your dealer or try a lookup online. It may also be on the glove box lid.

I am in the US so I would locate one of the following and see if I could get a complete rear axle with hubs. I would go for the Z-Link myself.
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For example, a yard near me has an axle with brake hubs and it will be about $130.
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So if you do this, take a lot of pictures and video and tell us how to do it.
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