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Disc brake options for rear- How da heck do they do it on the new trucks?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pookster, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    So besides using the elderado calipers, How do new trucks have ebrakes?
     
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    Re: Disc brake options for rear- How da heck do they do it on the new truck

    I think I deleted the pictures from my photo album. The new siverados have a drum parking brake. It's inside the disc.
     
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    Re: Disc brake options for rear- How da heck do they do it on the new truck

    Any way to retrofit that into our trucks?
     
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    Re: Disc brake options for rear- How da heck do they do it on the new truck

    Looks doable with some machine work. Some fit ment issues on the wheel flange. The disc installs over the wheel flange on the axle like a drum brake. The mount flange on the tube on the new trucks is clocked 45 degrees to what our trucks are. Looks totaly doable. They are in a left and right application for the assembly.
    THe Drum parking brake is activated by a lever on the back side of the backing plate. The end of the cable has a loop instead of the slug so that would have to be worked out. Might beable to use the cables off the new trucks if you have the set up where both cables come down the driverside.
     
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    Re: Disc brake options for rear- How da heck do they do it on the new truck

    Any chance that the newer rear axles are close to a bolt in? I'd much rather deal with that than trying to retrofit just the brake components. In a few years, these disk rear ends should be fairly cheap.
     
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    Re: Disc brake options for rear- How da heck do they do it on the new truck

    My cables already come down the drivers side, so I dunno.

    Im just wondering if 45ACPJR might be able to create a 14bFF bracket that would provide provisions to use 14bFF factory disc brakes... thereby being able to keep e-brake without the costly caddy calipers.
     
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    Re: Disc brake options for rear- How da heck do they do it on the new truck

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    Any chance that the newer rear axles are close to a bolt in? I'd much rather deal with that than trying to retrofit just the brake components. In a few years, these disk rear ends should be fairly cheap.

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    Sure. Now worse then any other swap in other than sorting out how to make the parking brakes work right and geting the purch width right.
    I know the SF 14 and the 10 bolt both have the Disc. Not sure about the 1 ton FF14
     
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    Re: Disc brake options for rear- How da heck do they do it on the new truck

    the e brake is called drum in hat system . if u live anywhere that it snows be aware the ebarke system on the new trucks rusts up inside the drum . its not a great setup if u live where it snows and things rust

    Kevin
     
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    Re: Disc brake options for rear- How da heck do they do it on the new truck

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    I know the SF 14 and the 10 bolt both have the Disc. Not sure about the 1 ton FF14

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    *Cough*Silverado Read End Pics*Cough/Cough*
     
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    Re: Disc brake options for rear- How da heck do they do it on the new truck

    all new silverados have 4 wheel disc

    Kevin
     
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    Re: Disc brake options for rear- How da heck do they do it on the new truck

    Just bought a 1 ton rear axle, 2003, it has disks and an 11 1/2" ring gear. Trying to make the brakes work on my older 14ff. Took some quick measurements last week and it looks doable, use some sort of spacer to move the backing plate out farther on the axle and it should work.
     
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    Re: Disc brake options for rear- How da heck do they do it on the new truck

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    its not a great setup if u live where it snows and things rust

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    I'd have to say thats its not a good setup for people that don't use the ebrake all the time, and for vehicles that sit for long periods of time.

    Here the same crap about the El Dorado calipers, it's from people that are too lazy to use the e-brake to keep the pads adjusted right.
     
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    Re: Disc brake options for rear- How da heck do they do it on the new truck

    Havent had any problems with our '02 Yukon yet. It has 16K on it and we've had it since new.
     

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