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Advice on 14B disk brake brackets

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Derf00, May 17, 2005.

  1. Derf00

    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    I am about to start purchasing parts for my upcoming disk brake conversion on my 14B. I am interested to know if one style of bracket is better than the other. Of the two styles shown, is one better than the other? I know there are numerous manufacturers of brackets, the pics are only used to show the different types.


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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I'd take the Blackwidow brackets. Full spacers and grade 8 hardware is going to be a ton stronger than a formed bracket (and grade 5 hardware)IMO.


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    I have the SKY ones shown in the bottom picture. They fit and work great. I can get a few pics of them installed if needed
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    another vote for BWP...

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    I bought mine from www.diy4x.com and they are really nice brackets and work well. As far your question - I would use brackets that are the style of the top picture, with solid spacers. I haven't heard anything bad about the formed brackets in the lower pic, I would just prefer the first pic.
     
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    The sky manufacturing brackets are beefy. You should not have to worry about them.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Diy4x is also a supporting vendor for CK5. :thumb: :deal:
     
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    Not to mention friendly, helpful, puts out a great product, and does it all for a great price.

    I'd go with the first style with the solid spacer, but in all honesty I don't think you'd have any trouble with either.
     
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    My preference is DIY, but I couldn't link his pic, and as I said I was just showing two different styles of brackets.
     
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    i went with the SKY ones, no road miles but they fit nice!
     
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    The owners of BWP are all CK5 members. :waytogo:
     
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    Right now Black Widow Performance is offering free shipping on all our products... Also keep in mind that Black Widow Performance Guarantee's our product for life. "You break it, We replace it" ... all we want is the part back and the story behind it so we can tell the story over the campfire.

    and yes, ALL of the Black Widow owners & employees are CK5 members, and have been for years.

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    Keep checking the web-site... we are working deals with our vendors on a daily basis and every time we get a price drop, you get a price drop.
     
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    I apologize, I'd never seen anyone post directly in the forums from Black Widow. I'm also still fairly new around here though.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    News to me too and I've been here a while. :crazy:


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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Ditto
     
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    Check out these brackets from M&M Machine. They use NO spacer and are a solid ONE piece design made from 6061T6 billet aluminum. :cool1:

    Want more info on these? Tune in til this weekend when I get my new home computer hooked up and I will give the full details about them. ;)

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    those are nice brackets. man i hate not having a cnc mill at our shop so i could use it to make parts for my truck like that. :doah:
     
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    The sky kit is very nice. I have it on my truck. Whatever you et make sure its either a bent piece like the Sky kit or it uses a 1 piece spacer. The ones with the 4 small peices of tubing for spacers are a bad idea IMO.
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    I'm curious, has anybody here had any problems with the tube spacer style brackets? I have the old AZKickin ones and I haven't had them on long. I'd like to hear if anybody has had them break or bend.
     
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    I've run the Az-Kicking brackets for 2 years now without any trouble. The spacers aren't exactly thin wall tube...

    Building a better mousetrap is one thing, incessantly 'improving' on a product to the point it is overbuilt and blinged out as much as it can be in another. The Az-kickin style work just fine, I'm not worried about them at all and I've had my 40's locked up several times now.

    What's next...is someone gonna make the brackets from billet 300M then have them coated with manganese phosphate? :surepal:

    Rene
     

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