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Could disc's on a SF be a bad idea?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by y5mgisi, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. y5mgisi

    y5mgisi 1 ton status

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    I just got a set of disc brakets. I have a 14blt SF And got to thinking that it may be a bad idea to put discs on it. I am thinking this because of the in and out movement of the axelshaft within the housing(c-clips). Kinda makes me think that it could cause bad brake behavior.:confused: What do you think? Also i am told that FF bracktes will work on a SF does anyone know if that is true?
     
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    stock semi float axles come w/ disc's
     
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    Yes, FF brackets will fit SF flanges. They share the same pattern.

    I would say running disc's on a SF would be a good thing. If the c-clip were to break and the shaft tried to fly out, the calipers would hold them in and prevent the shaft from doing so. The calipers would be holding the rotors by clamping them and therefore the rotor/shaft assembly stay put.
     
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    good point
     
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    If your using floating calipers , I wouldn't worry . I would only worry about it if you used fixed 4 or 6 piston calipers .
     
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    Cool thanks. Another question, I know the mounting bolt patern is the same but is the smacing from flange to rotor the same? Also do i just use stock front studs, or stock FF studs?
     
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    Spacing will be a trial-and-error if you do it yourself. If you get a kit already made "ready to bolt in" then the guesswork has been done for you already.
     
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    use the search button :surepal:
     
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    Sorry if its a dumb question but i did search and couldent find my answer. Just hoping someone had been through this before and could give a little insite before i just dive in.
     
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    Oh ya thanks for reminding me about them! I just ask becasue i allready got a set of FF brackets from Ruff Stuf Specialties, But my truck with the SF needs the rear brakes done worse than the one with a FF. Judging from the price diffrence between the SF brackets and the FF ones on Black Widow's sight, I would say that they are diffrent and will not work. So I think i'll just disc the FF now and wait till i get money again to do the SF.
     

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