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ATTN:1 ton guys,1 ton swap.brake question.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by efilnikufecin, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. efilnikufecin

    efilnikufecin 1/2 ton status

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    i'm putting D60/14bolt with rear disc in my 91k5.did you guys change out the master cylinder or booster,or is it sufficient to feed the larger 1 ton brakes?i have 3/4 ton now with drums in the back and it's fine.just wondering what you guys are running?i ran the 1ton axles in my 78 and the brakes were a little mushy,but it was offroad only.the 91 will be drivin on the street and trail.thanks for any help.
     
  2. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    before i swapped in my 1 ton axles, i changed out my vaccum power booster from my stock 1/2 ton k5 booster, to a 3/4 ton truck booster.
    It is bigger in diameter and length. This made a HUGE difference in braking for my k5.
     
  3. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    When i went 1 ton with my rig i did not change master or booster and it stops on a dime with a firm pedal.
     

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