Converting Trailer Hydraulic Drum Brakes to Disc Brakes with a Titan Model 60 Actuator

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I just purchased and installed a replacement master Titan model 60 for my drum break trailer. I changed my mind and want to convert the drum breaks to disc breaks and have two questions. 1- Do you offer a conversion kit for the new drum master cylinder to convert it for disc break use? 2-The trailer has duel axles and drums breaks only on one axle. If I convert, do both axles require discs or can I install on just one? 2nd axle already equipped with backing plates

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You will need to replace the master cylinder on your Titan Model 60 actuator to use it with disc brakes. Drum brake master cylinders have a check valve on the inside to limit the psi. Disc brake master cylinders do not have this check valve because disc brakes require more pressure.

You will need master cylinder # T4820000 for your model 60 actuator.

You do not have to put brakes on both axles if you don't want to. You can always add some later if you want even better braking. I have included a link to the disc brake kits we carry. You will need to go by the inner and outer bearing numbers stamped into the metal of the bearings, the stud size for the wheels, and the wheel diameter when choosing a kit.

Bolt pattern and axle capacity are two additional factors needed when choosing replacement brakes. I have included a link to our help article on switching to disc brakes. Not all of the information is relevant to you but it will still be helpful.

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