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Cadillac Calipers...Are they worth the trouble?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Lance, Sep 29, 2002.

  1. Lance

    Lance 1/2 ton status

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    I am in the process of completing my axle swap with rear-disk brake conversion. Don't have a line lock or drive-shaft brake, so what I want to know is it worth it to install the Cadillac calipers to retain an e-brake or should I just yank that mechanism and use front truck calipers. My truck serves dual duty as a daily driver / moderate trail rig and we have no yearly vehicle inspections in Alabama. What does everyone think is it worth it or not?
     
  2. slider

    slider 1/2 ton status

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    Do you like a parking brake? It is really hard on your tranny to park it on a hill and not use a parking brake. In some states line locks will not pass safety inspection, they are not DOT approved. Spend the extra money and get the calipers with the parking brake
     
  3. 4x4Freak

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    I think it would be a good idea in case your brakes ever went out. Atleast maybe you could stop or slow the truck down.
     
  4. chulisohombre

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    im going for the cadi calipers.i think they come off a 77 eldorado.
     

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