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10 bolt caliper issue with rear disc conversion

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by yunit, May 11, 2002.

  1. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    Rebel88 1/2 ton status

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    just grind that tab off of the caliper...when i went 3/4 ton with my front my 10 bolt calipers would not clear the new backing plates without grinding off that tab, i wouldnt groove the bracket

    Later
     
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    The bracket looks like 3/8 plate and that is waaay overkill (but is good here). Grind the bracket!
     
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    Pete,
    What is your plan for an e brake?
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    No! Don't grind the bracket.....just grind the caliper!

    Why mess up a good bracket when if the caliper goes bad later, you can try the D44 caliper and it may clear the bracket with no problems. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    To me, it's easier to grind and mess up the caliper because they are cheaper than the brackets.
    If you mess up the bracket, you gotta pay more to get another one.
    If you mess up the caliper, you only have to drive to the local parts store and shell out about $20 for a new one. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  6. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    For the time being I will be e-brakeless, I am waiting for biggray to get his t-case e-brake and then I am going to buy his eldorado's.
     
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    The caliper it is!
     
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    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    are those 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton 10B calipers? Whose brackets are those?
     
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    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    They are 1/2 ton calipers and the brackets are from MISFIT.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    1/2 and 3/4 ton 10B calipers are the exact same thing.

    You can swap either to the other and they will work just fine. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    so then everytime he does a caliper replacement he has to break out the grinder?
    screw that, bracket surgery is my vote.
    the consumables should be unmodified
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Think about this:

    Would you rather spend more money on the brackets, IF you were to "accidentally" grind too much or damage one?

    OR,

    Would you rather spend the $15-$25 for a new rebuilt caliper?

    I think I will stand by my beliefs here. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    looks impossible to mess up a simple plate bracket
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    You never know. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    There's always a moron out there who can mess up just about anything. /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    yup
    they are called engineers
     
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