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3/4 ton brakes on 1/2 ton axles?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by zcarczar, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. zcarczar

    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    I want to keep my six lug wheels, but is it possible to put 3/4 calipers on a 1/2 ton axle, or do i need the whole axle assembly?
    Thanls
     
  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    As far as 1/2 and 3/4 ton disk brakes go, the calipers are the same. The 3/4 ton rotors are 8 lug though. As far as the rear, you cannot put 3/4 ton brakes on a 1/2 ton rear end. You can do a disk brake conversion though in the rear and keep your 6 lug.
     
  3. zcarczar

    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    they are the same? i thought that the 3/4 ton had bigger brakes, isnt that the reason they have 16" wheels instead of 15".
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    The front calipers are the exact same for 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton. The 3/4 ton front rotors are about 1/2" larger in diameter but since the caliper is the same you don't gain any better braking from it, just 8 lug. How many 8 lug 15" wheels have you seen lately? There are not many out there and I don't think there are any that are aluminum.
     
  5. zcarczar

    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    oh ok, i get it now, does anybody make a bigger caliper for the front brakes?
    Thanks
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    The only "bigger brake" other than a 1/2 or 3/4 ton is the D60 on the 1 ton.

    And no, the 1 ton calipers will not fit the 1/2 or 3/4 ton. /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    BTW, what are you doing and why are you trying to get "larger" calipers for a 1/2 or 3/4 ton?
     
  8. zcarczar

    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    I just wanted to see what the options were, because i dont want to drop $1000 on a dana 60 when i dont need it
     
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    chulisohombre 1/2 ton status

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    is there such thing as a double caliper that has a piston on both sides for better breaking.i think ive seen them on cars before.or maybe i was just dreaming it up.haha /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Yeah, the Fords use a dual piston caliper, but they also use a different caliper mount bracket.

    I would assume with some fabrication, you could make the Ford calipers and brackets work and fit to a 1/2 or 3/4 ton axle. Just expect to spend some $$$ to get the job done. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    That's good to know because people have told me their 3/4 ton brakes have more breaking power than 1/2 tone brakes.
     
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