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C20 vs K20 calipers, the same?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AussieK5, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. AussieK5

    AussieK5 1/2 ton status

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    Ive done some digging around before I order the parts for a rear disc conversion but cant find any reference to the interchangebility of the 3/4 Ton C20 and K20 (D44) calipers. C20 calipers are plentiful, K20 calipers need to shipped half way round the world. Are they the same calipers or can either be used for the conversion? TIA Jason
     
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    They are different, or at least have different part numbers at the one place I looked 'em up at online. I don't know whether the 2WD calipers can be used for the disc conversion though.

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    Thanks, thats confirmed what I thought.....damn damn double damn!!!!

    cheers
    Jason
     
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    I know for sure the angle that the brake line connects to the caliper is different. I don't know if it will physically bolt in place of a K20 caliper or not, but I would guess no.
     
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    I took a pair of calipers and brakelines off a '73 1/2 ton 2wd and used them on a Dana 44 3/4 ton front axle. The brakelines and fittings where they bolt to the calipers are different. But I used the 2wd brakelines too along with the calipers, and they actually gave me an extra inch or two of length for lift. The other end of the lines bolted up to the existing hard lines on the truck.

    So as far as dimensions go, they will work, but only if you use the 2wd brake lines as well.
     
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    Thats great info as I most probably will be getting the lines made up locally.
    Thanks guys

    Jason
     
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