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8lug 14blt sf disk break question.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by y5mgisi, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. y5mgisi

    y5mgisi 1 ton status

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    When i do my disk break conversion On my 14 bolt semi floter, I was planning on just sliding the rotor over the studs on the axel like the drum was. In other words the studs wouldnt be pressed into the rotor itself and i wouldent even need to change the studs. It seams to me that it would work fine as its the same principle as how the drum breaks would stop the truck. Do you think this would work? or am i missing somthing?
     
  2. BAJA_BLAZER

    BAJA_BLAZER 1/2 ton status Author

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    Silde it on!

    You'll have to turn down the dia. of the axle flange as it is bigger than the inside dia. of the rotor hat. It will also put your calipers deeper inside the wheel which will cause problems, easily solved with 17 inch wheels.
     
  3. jwglover

    jwglover Registered Member

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    I used the rotors off of the 88 and newer 4x4,
    they fit over the axle flange and I used 15' wheels.
    I did grind the caliper a little bit to give the clearance needed.
    mine was a 6 bolt 14 bolt sf rear axle
     
  4. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    That works fine for the 6-lug rotors... the 8-lug rotors are backmounted on the hubs, and IIRC, the backside of the 'hat' isn't machined flat.
     

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