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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jarheadk5, Jul 1, 2001.

  1. jarheadk5

    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    Got a question for you about a post from you I saw in the pickups section. You said that 1/2-ton and 3/4-ton calipers are the same, but 3/4-ton pads are slightly bigger. Would this mean that putting 3/4-ton pads on my otherwise-stock K5 would result in slightly-better braking performance? Or is the size difference negligible?

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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I've never compared them side by each...
    I would imagine they would help some though or why would GM have bothered?

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    I don't know what the rest of these replys are all aboot. The calipers look like they are the same, -but- If there is a brake pad change, it's might be because the pistion might be larger on the H/D caliper (higher hydraulic leverage). I'm not sure on the old solid axle sets ups, but that is the difference on the IFS trucks.

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  7. tRustyK5

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    Well Ken, it was time to put this second hand info to the test. I had to make a parts run a few minutes ago and had the parts guy look up disc pads for both the 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton. Big surprise 2 different pn's. So I asked him to pull both sets of pads so I could compare them. I'll be damned if they were'nt exactly the same!

    There is no difference in pad size from 12 ton to 3/4 ton!!!

    Moral of the story is to check with yer own eyes and not just take somebody's word for it!

    I learned another useful tidbit though. 1/2 ton disc pads ar $9 cheaper than the 3/4 ton ones...[​IMG] Nice racket that parts biz! On a hunch I asked for a price comparison on the part I was buying...a front axle u-joint. I had ordered the u-joint for a 3/4ton, but after I saw the 1/2 ton one was less expensive I got that one. We all know the axle u-joint for a 1/2 ton D44 is the same as the 3/4 ton D44. Saved $7.[​IMG]

    So there it is. Order the 1/2 ton stuff and save a few bucks, it is the same!

    Rene


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  9. shane

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    I think the aboot only seems to work for canadians, yours didn't scare me [​IMG]

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    Rene
    Thanx a bunch for that info.
    That is to funny that the same part is more exspensive for a 3/4 ton.
    There ought to be a law against that.

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    if you order spicer u joints by part # the price doesnt change if you tell them it is for a 1/2 or 3/4 ton. you should never run the parts store junk u joints.
     
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    Good point Rene, I reused my 1/2 ton brake calipers when I swapped to an 8 lug 10-bolt, but I did not bother to check the difference in prices on 1/2 and 3/4 pads when bought them. Man what a scam if they are selling the same part for a 30% markup because it's a 3/4 ton.

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    The parts store I go to assigns their own part number to all the parts. I had him get me a u-joint for 3/4 ton and a half ton. Two different numbers in the computer, same 'manufacturers' pn on the box. Identical u-joints, different prices.

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    MAN!!! You all dont listen to that damn tRusty......

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    Well how 'bout them apples?? Thanks for the time and effort you spent on my question. We all learned something on this one...


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