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D60 with 3/4 ton brakes

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by clarkjw24, May 14, 2006.

  1. clarkjw24

    clarkjw24 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I don't know how many of you have done this or thought about but I recently put 3/4ton brakes on my D60. So far I really like them. Hell, at $100 for new rotors, callipers, pads and lines I'm loving it. Here is a picture of my aftermarket brakets. They're on a dodge D60 with external hubs. These have a 3/8 offset where as an internal set up would only need an 1/8". After asking around I bought my brakets from ebay for $95 shipped. So for less than $200 for new brakes on my D60. Just thought I'd pass this info along. I couldn't see spending the $400 on 1 ton brakes.
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    You da man! How about a full write up?
     
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    There is really nothing to write up. Just replace the dust shield and factory bracket with these. Add 8lug 3/4 ton rotors, calipers, pads and go.:wink1: Only work I had to do was I put new chevy wheel studs in my dodge hubs, so I had to drill out the rotors to 11/16". That way you don't crack the rotor when pressing in the 1 ton studs.
     
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    um rotors are 50 bucks a pop and loaded calipers are 50 bucks a pop...total of 200... where are you getting charged 400 for everything???:confused:
     
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    WOW! You Sandlappers make the mechanical stuff sound easy. Must be something in the water...........So you gonna have your stuff at URE this weekend? I dont see any excuses available now.:D
     
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    I didn't get charged $400 but when I added up everything I would need online thats what I came up with. I didn't have cores for any of it. The calipers where $80 loaded per side plus $50 cores for mine at Advance Auto.
     
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    Where did you get your brackets? I just got a set of 3/4ton conversion brackets for my HP Ford knuckled Dana 60, from some place on Ebay, looks like the same brackets.

    Advantage for me is, I can't even find replacement calipers for my axle I have now. Even if I find replacements, what if something goes wrong and I need new ones? 3/4ton chevy calipers are so cheap and easy. $15 a caliper last time I bought them for my 97 C2500. Not hte EXACT same thing as the older 3/4 tons but damn close.
     
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    what size rim do you have? Some more people may be interested if you can 15s without grinding.
     
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    I believe it was hardonoffroad or something like that. My brackets are basically ford brackets with a chevy spindle stud pattern. The two ears actually bolt to the main bracket to give it the 3/8 offset. An internal d60 chevy or dodge bracket would work and look just like any of the 14bolt ff brackets but with an 1/8 spacer.
     
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    I've got 16.5 h1s but this guy claims that this is the answer for 15" wheels.
     
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    alright same ones I have just mine have the ford pattern. glad to see someone installing it, they were an impusle buy for me since I've had trouble locating calipers.
     
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    Hmm, I paid 25 a piece for my new rotors, 17 a piece for calipers, and $35 for the pads...
     
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    link to the dudes auctions? pretty prease:wink1:
     
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    Nice, now you just have to carry one spare caliper for all four corners!!!!
     
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    how's it stop, i was sketch on running 1/2 ton calipers on a 1-ton axle.
     
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    Heres the auction.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/GM-D...cmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ42605QQitemZ8064787391

    Well, thats what several vendors here said also when I asked them to make the brackets for me. It stops just as good as it did with my 8 lug 10 bolt and my 42s. The rotors where the same dims, only real difference was the 3/4 ton calipers.
     
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    With rear discs it prolly still stops better than a 1-ton with rear drums:D
     
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    cool! :thumb: This is what I wanted to do on my D60 when I was building it.


    I think Doug - Highonda on PBB - sells d60 calipers for around $85 a pair shipped.
     
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    Yeah I got a price from him for $85 shipped used calipers. With used calipers I figured them as cores.
     

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