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14 bolt disc questions, WITH PICS!!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by GotLabs, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. GotLabs

    GotLabs 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I did my disc swap, here are my questions.
    1. is the gap between the caliper bolt and disc supposed be this close?
    2. Is this a detroit? It has four crossshafts jobbies instead of three like the govloc.

    and the stock cucv lugnuts are really hard to tighten. I have some 9/16x18 that work great, but the cucv ones suck. Anyone got some insight on this?

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    That looks awfull close to the rotor to me, but I have not specifically looked at mine. I can run outside if no one else answeres.

    It is a Detroit....see the springs
     
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    shouldnt be that clsoe, mine isnt at least
     
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    Yeah, the pin seems AWFULLY close. What brand brackets, what kind (or diameter) of rotor?

    -- A
     
  5. GotLabs

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    DIY brackets, the rotors and calipers are 72 3/4 4x.

    I thought that is was, just wanted some reassurance. Glad its not the govloc
     
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    from the man who wrote the 14ff id guide yes locker. :wink1: and second way to close .
     
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    Any recs on fixing the clearance issue?
     
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    Call DIY4X, and see if the rotors you have is the one they designed their system for.
     
  9. GotLabs

    GotLabs 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thats tomorrow. All the part #s match, I was hoping someone would be able to say "Yeah, just................"
     
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    When it comes to modifying a vehicle from it's stock configuration, you have to be ready for it to take time. That is why I say...never modify the sh!t out of a DD, or else you are asking for trouble.
     
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    I don't know if there is a rotor diameter difference but I know 73 and up rotors all measure the same...maybe 72 is slight bit bigger around :dunno: On mine (I used 75 rotors) I have around 1/4" or so clearance
     
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    75's here too
     
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    PartsAmerica (Checker/Schucks/Kragen) lists them the same for '72 and '74.

    I seem to recall that the regular ones are 12" diameter... might check yours?

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    I think the main concern here is...what diameter are the rotors? The year of vehicle they came off of does not matter much because there are so many different determining factors in which diameter rotors a vehicle came with. Measure the diameter of the rotors, and then call DIY4X to see what diameter rotors they designed their system to work with.
     
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    Will it really matter if the bolt is that close to the rotor if its not actually touching it? Neither of them should move up or down to where they would contact each other right?
     
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    THanks a lot for the info.
     
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    Well I called DIY and spoke with Kert about the issue. I forgot to add in the post that the other side was fine. He is sending another bracket out ASAP. Another reason I like dealing with people on this board! Thanks again.
     
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    all the disk brake conversions say to use 73-87 3/4 ton parts. this may be part of the problem
     
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    Well if the other side was alright, that changes everything. If the rotors are the same, then the brackets have to be different. But yeah, the general rotor everyone goes for is 73-87 3/4 ton, part number 5523 I believe.
     
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    New bracket shipped today. S**t happens. Sorry for the inconvenience.
     

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