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Cadillac Rear Calipers For...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Jeff427, Oct 20, 2000.

  1. Jeff427

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    Rear disk brakes on my Blazer, anyone have any pictures??? I have heard that these are the way to go to still have parking brakes. So if anyone has any pics, could you post them, or a link to them? Also could use the part numbers for rotors to use with the Caddy calipers. Thanks.

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    Oops, forgot to mention that, 12 bolt is what I have, but I would welcome pics from any 10, 12, or 14 bolt. Thanks.

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    I've heard that when installing the Caddy Eldo calipers in the rear on the TSM kit, that the calipers WILL NOT work without the e-brake cable hooked up and functional. Is this true?? Right now I am running Chev 4x4 front calipers on the rear, but want to install my Caddy calipers, but don't have the e-brake cables yet (want to install and measure them first before ordering). Shawn? Anyone? What have you heard??

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    The caddy calipers will not work at all unless you have them hooked up to the parking brake cable. The cable keeps proper adjustment up against the rotors.
     
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    The Caddy calipers will work fine WITHOUT the e-brake cables. I'm running mine without cables and they work great otherwise I'd be dead right now. Just be sure to properly adjust them when you first put them on. The rear disks really helped stopping distance. Every month, I turn the e-brake arm so they stay adjusted. No big deal.

    For Jeff427, here's somepics of my 14FF install:
    http://www.off-road.com/chevy/reviews/tsm
    Corey has pics of his 14SF install somewhere and I think Mudzer might have some of a 12 bolt install but I'm not sure where.

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    But for what Ken wants to do, he'll be fine. He just wants to get them on first so he can take the proper measurements. It's not like he'll be adjusting them every day when he starts it up. I say a month to be safe but to be honest, you could probably wait 2-3 months before they need adjusting (depending on milage). The rears wear less than the front anyways. I'm just stating the facts because you know what happens if the facts aren't correct. [​IMG] Anyway, that's a cool rear diff guard on your 14 bolt. How did you make it?

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    I was just worried someone would read just the first sentence and not fully understand how these calipers work. I bought a front diff protector from Four-X-Doctor and I ended up modifing it so I thought I would just make the one for the rear. I'm sure glad I did because at The Dixie Run,I hit the rear guard real hard going up Slickrock,(Trail 9),would of ruined my day!!!!
     
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    OK Shawn, how are you adjusting yours (without cables)?? Do you have the e brake levers in place on the calipers?? I'm thinking you cycle these manually to get them to adjust. Am I correct? Anyway, this Sub that these brakes are on MAYBE sees 50 miles a month...kinda like your K5, huh Shawn?

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    I just take some vice-grips and use those to ratchet it back and forth. With those miles it will probably take a year before it needs adjusting again. Yeah, and with the milage I put on mine, my rear brakes never need it either.

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    Hey thanks for the pics guys, I could still use some pics of a 12 bolt with disks, and an idea of which 6 hole rotors would work best on the rear. Anyone?

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