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$700 for rear disc brakes?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MTPockets, Oct 5, 2000.

  1. MTPockets

    MTPockets 1/2 ton status

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    my friend and i here in g'ville both have 12 bolts and want rear discs, but dont want to pay $1000 to have them.
    is there an alternative that someone here has seen or performed on their rig? something that can be done for a reasonable amount of money.
    thank you for your help,
    MTPockets.
     
  2. ken

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    Check with TSM (303-688-6882) for disc brake parts, they should be able to set you up for under $300.

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    I'm thinking of doing a TSM disk brake conversion to my 14 bolt that I have sitting in the garage. They're a lot cheaper than $700 or $1000. I know for 14 bolts, you just have to buy the brackets ($120), and their flexible brake lines ($50) and that's it. Then buy rotors from a 80 to 90' F250, and calipers from a 76 to 78' Elderado and you're golden. Not sure if the same goes for the 12bolt (that's what I currently have). Shawn and several other guys have done this, so I'm sure they will post.
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    That's what I did on my 14 bolt, used the TSM kit. Course I sprung extra for the rotors, because I believe they slightly modify them so that your studs can pass thru them.

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  5. BobK

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    Does TSM have a web page.What's the full name,is TSM just thier initials?

    1971 CST Blazer,solid rust free tuck.Work in progress.
     
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    Hey, does the TSM kit come with E-Brake hook ups?
     
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    TSM
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    Manufacturing Company.

    They do a lot of hotrod disc brakes, so that's why they call themselves that.
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    <font color=blue>I have a TSM disk kit sitting on my porch waiting for me to put it on my 14ff, possibly tomorow. I ordered the brackets and the braided hoses but someone goofed and sent me the whole kit. The kit was $300 plus the $50 for the brake hoses and the $35 I paid for calipers i found used on http://www.planetsalvage.com, so I'm up to $385 so far. You also need custom cables to work with the eldo calipers, theres a place that advertises in the TSM catolog that makes them for about $35 each.</font color=blue>

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    For the 12 bolts you can use stock chevy brakes and modify them to fit.I posted this question a few weeks ago.And am going do it this way.Do a search in this forum for (Rear disk brakes)It was posted 9/14/00.If you don't find it let me know I printed the post with the instructions.Brady

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  10. MTPockets

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    the search was unsuccessful, but i tried something else,...i clicked on your name and found your profile, then i clicked on show all posts. i just had to go back to 9/14 and there it was. i can see other k5er's replies as well. now i go to work.
    thank you,
    MTPockets.
     
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    Right on! I am going to do mine soon just need to move my parts truck to somewhere I can work on it.Right now it is storage and I am not allowed to work on it there.Need to pull all the parts for the conversion.I have all the parts except the hard line.But will probally just cut the ones on there now and re flare with the correct fitting for the flex line.Shouldn't cost me a dime maybee just brake fluid and time.Now that is a cheap upgrade!!!Brady

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