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Calipers for brakeconversion

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by keevy, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. keevy

    keevy Registered Member

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    Can I use my 10 bolt front calipers for a break conversion for a rear 14bolt:blush:

    Thanks
     
  2. 85 BBC Blazer

    85 BBC Blazer Newbie

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    Yes you can I think but you will have to use hoses for the 10 bolt calipers
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    hose info

    i used the 10 bolt hoses and calipers for my kit and thay were 1/2 ton units . stoped on a dime with .09 change . go for it. also try to find a extra set of frt hose brakets and weld them to the axle to clip your hoses in to , or use flat steel and drill hole and clip in .good luck. p.s. dont forget adj prop valve.:cool1:
     
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    spoolnaround 1/2 ton status

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    I concur, my brakes didnt work worth a darn untill I put one in.
     
  5. keevy

    keevy Registered Member

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    Thanks
     
  6. darkshadow

    darkshadow 1 ton status

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    people use the caddy calipers because they have a e brake cable.

    so remember you wont have a parking brake, unless you get a line lock, or a drive line brake( but i think the caddies are cheaper)
     
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    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

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    I just did the 10b... they bolted right up...

    Im using both a ds ebrake and a line loc..... caddies are ok but they need adjustment... arent bulletproof (I think) and are just about as expensive as a ds ebrake... but I had to make shafts anyways... you might not... then it might make sense to seek out the cheapest LOADED caddy calipers you can.
    cam
     
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    88sub4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Not trying to hijack here, but just a question about the adj. proportioning valve. Where did you install it. Did you just remove the factory one and put the adjustable one in it's place? What about the brake warning lamp? Can it be hooked back up somehow?
     
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    You can either eliminate the OE Combo Valve and replace it with the Prop Valve (& union the front brake tubes), or you can install the prop valve DOWNstream of the OE combo valve in the rear brake tube.

    If you opt to eliminate the OE Combo valve you will loose the dash brake warning light.
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    When I did my rear disk, I didn't do a thing....stock prop valve, stock 3/4ton m/c-booster and it stops on a dime....but I'm also driving a 7500lb burb :D
     
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    read more here
    http://coloradok5.com/atrondiskbrakes.shtml
     

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