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1/2 ton brakes and 35s

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by YELL78, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. YELL78

    YELL78 Registered Member

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    can you guys tell me from your experiance if my 1/2 ton stock breaks are adiquate for 35s?
    i just bought some crager soft eight 15X8 steel wheels and i just lifted my 78 swb and now i cant decide on 33s or 35s, i know i wont have a problem with breaking with the 33s but im not sure about 35s can yall help.
    also what about acceleration with 3.73s and a th350.
     
  2. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Mine was fine with 35's. well....as fine as it can be with these antiquated brakes!!
     
  3. neubanksc5

    neubanksc5 1/2 ton status

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    i have 33's on my blazers stock half ton axles, brakes work fine, well they did but I think my master cylinder is taking a dump. but I know plenty of people running 35s on 1/2 tons, brakes work fine.
     
  4. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    I'm running 37's on a 1/2ton brakes, and the seem good to me. Tested them out good on Hell's Revenge @ Blazer Bash this year. Plus the drive there over the mountains.

    I will note that I have hydroboost breaks, and I have been sure to keep the rear drums maintained. I think the rear brakes often go neglected.

    3.73 with 35s would be okay, but personally I would prefer 4.10s
     
  5. 89GMCSuburban

    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Mine will lock up the 36's. They are 3/4 ton brakes, but as far as I know, the rotor got bigger than a 1/2 ton, but the brake pad is still the same size...so pretty much the same braking.
     
  6. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    1/2 ton brakes

    1/2 t, 10Bs, 31", Stainless braided brake hoses, drilled rotors and drums, stops hard and without fade; freaks-out the punks in tuner cars.
     
  7. 84blazin

    84blazin 1/2 ton status

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    I run 35s on 1/2 tons with 3.73 gearing... No problems
     
  8. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    i could lock mine up real easy. never had a problem
     

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