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14 bolt FF disc brake conversion ?'s

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by LUBA, Feb 9, 2002.

  1. LUBA

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    14 bolt FF disc brake conversion ?\'s

    I am swapping a 14ff rear in my 97 yukon and I will be adding disc brakes to it. I plan on buying the brackets from this board and want to know my options. I believe I can use caddy eldorado calipers to keep the parking brake and that I use 77 chevy 3/4 ton p/u rotors, right? Is there a way to retain my ABS brakes with this set-up?
     
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    Re: 14 bolt FF disc brake conversion ?\'s

    I am supposed to use the rear calipers from the caddy and not the fronts right? Also do I want the early style rotors or the old style?
     
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    Re: 14 bolt FF disc brake conversion ?\'s

    We are going to look the rear disc on my 01 Suburban Its a 14ff with disc from GM It may not cost as much as we think to go with this PLus the Caddy parking brake does not work at all and not worth the cost of the calaper

    72 Blazer 400TPI NV4500 NP203/205, 6 bolt FF14
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    Re: 14 bolt FF disc brake conversion ?\'s

    Let me know. What do you mean the caddy caliper doesn't work?
     
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    Re: 14 bolt FF disc brake conversion ?\'s

    Alot of people don't like the caddy calipers because they don't hold as well with big tires on hills. The reason is that discs are not "self-energizing" like drums are (BTW: drum e-barkes are only self-energizing forward not in reverse). This is more of a problem for people with a stick because they would have to shut the engine off to be able to get out of the truck on a steep hill.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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    Re: 14 bolt FF disc brake conversion ?\'s

    blazer72,
    After reading your reply I became interested in that idea. I have an 02 2500 4x4 burb and checked out the rear disc brakes last night. The passanger side ebrake cable runs along the back of the axel and meets up with the drivers side ebrake cable then runs up the dirvers side of the frame to the foot lever. One thing I am not sure of is the ABS system. Looks like you would have to use the stock caliper brackets as the ones I got from TSM seem to have different dimensions. Not sure of costs, parts are too new to be sold in auto parts stores. Too bad I invested so much money in tha caddy set up (I can't wait to see how bad it works for all that money) If I was starting from scratch, I would definitely look more into stock 01/02 Suburban stuff.

    sorry such a long post.


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    Re: 14 bolt FF disc brake conversion ?\'s

    Even in the FWD Caddy which is were they come from, the parking brake did not not work well it was subject to problems and could not be trusted. When used in a 4 wheel drive truck with tire of 32 to 38 it does not hold on a grade it does good to hold on flat ground. I backed mine up with a line lock for eahc axel. I found that the line lock held better and was more truxt worthy.

    72 Blazer 400TPI NV4500 NP203/205, 6 bolt FF14
    01 Suburban 8100 2500 4X4
     
  8. Stephen

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    Re: 14 bolt FF disc brake conversion ?\'s

    And with the correct wiring job, even an electric line lock can be self energizing, right Ken?

    He had a little problem with the fuel pump wiring that somehow managed to turn the line lock on.........

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    Re: 14 bolt FF disc brake conversion ?\'s

    Very true Which is why I am curenty working on a E-brake on the tcase that is used with the OEM parkbrake lever.

    72 Blazer 400TPI NV4500 NP203/205, 6 bolt FF14
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    Re: 14 bolt FF disc brake conversion ?\'s

    he he, that sounds like fun...
    i hope you got it all figured out.
    Keep up the great work on all of your products.
    Grant

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