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D60 brake brackets for 15" rims

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ned Kelly, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Anybody run the D60 conversion brackets that let you run 3/4 ton brakes so that 15" rims will fit? I heard a kit is offered here:
    http://www.custom-differentials.com/
    Any experience? Or should I just get some 2.5" bs 15x10 rims for my D60?
    Thanks
     
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    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    i belive that most people just grind on the calipers some to make it fit
     
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    beater74 1/2 ton status

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    i have a set of these http://www.screaminseeman.com/home.php

    i have no installed them yet. they are real nice quality about 1/4" steel.

    they use 3/4 ton calipers and rotors from a 78 chevy. the holes in the rotors much be drilled out to 23/64 but thats easy.
     
  4. Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Beater,
    Do you remember what the brackets go for? - I didn't see a price on their website.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I think grinding the D60 calipers and keeping the much larger front brakes is the way to...and an important part of the reason to upgrade to the D60 too. I wouldn't willingly give up the D60 brakes, let alone pay to do so. The 3/4 ton calipers are actually 1/2 ton and no better.

    I was never impressed with my truck stopping ability with the 1/2 ton brakes.

    Just my 2 cents...

    Rene
     
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    beater74 1/2 ton status

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    they are $90 plus $10 for shipping.

    as far as stopping, this 60 is going under a toyota trail only rig. but i have never heard of anybody have braking issues with 3/4 calipers up front
     
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    The size/mass of the truck will make some difference, but if you're running a 60, you probably have some big tires in the plan. Larger diameter (leverage) and higher rolling mass of something like a 42" TSL is going to be more of a factor on the brakes than just the truck size/mass. I would personally still want to keep the big brakes if you're running 37"+ tires...
     
  8. Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Yeah, I guess I should stay with the bigger brakes then. IT's a dd Suburban which gets loaded down with alot of wieght and has 39.5's on it. I got some 15x10 rims with 4" bs and had to grind way too much off the caliper. I only did one. Maybe I shoud get some 2.5" bs rims?
     
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    If they are steel wheels, and you ground the minimum necessary to clear (as in the article), then 4" b.s. should work fine. But yeah, running something like 2.5" b.s. will mean you don't have to grind much at all.
     
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    I have a 3/4 ton d44 and 15" wheels with 3.75" BS, I still had to do about 45 minutes of grinding to make everything clear. Not as much as a d60, but the wheels wouldn't even go on without some work.
     

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