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14 bolt FF question .

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Z3PR, Oct 4, 2002.

  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    I hope this doesn't sound ignorent. Is there any difference in the 14 bolt FF from a 3/4 ton vers one from a 1 ton ???? Or are they the same ??? /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. Chris Demartini

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    <font color="blue">Spring pad distance and brake size
     
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    Shock location is different too.
     
  4. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    ( brake size ) Can that be upgraded to 1 ton ??? What all would be involved ???
     
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    chulisohombre 1/2 ton status

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    if you are worried about upgrading anything it should be to disk brakes.not bigger heavier drums. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  6. Z3PR

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    How hard is that conversion ??? What ALL would I NEED ???
     
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    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    Backing plates, drums, and shoes. Make sure the backing plates use the same style of parking brake - one has a triangle hole w/two bolts, the other round.
     
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    I got my disc brake brackets from DERBINATOR for 100 bucks, then went to Autozone to get the rotors, calipers, and brake pads for another 75 bucks. EASY install, nothing to it. Looks sweet (pics of mine in my member's gallery), and you save about 150 pounds of weight. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Post a link for your webshots please
     
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    Thank you. It looks like a fairly simple conversion. Does it give you anymore stopping power ??? Would a dual caliper set-up be possible ??? I'm thinking dual pistons in each caliper, and duel calipers per rotor. I want to build some major stopping power.
     
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    I noticed increased stopping power on the first test drive. Ideally the best thing to do would be replace the master cylinder and proportioning valve with parts that were intended to be used in a 4 wheel disc system. Then again there's always that hydroboost conversion.....
     

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