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Disc brakes

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Sparky87k5, May 12, 2001.

  1. Sparky87k5

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    Just finished installing TSM's rear disc brake conversion on my 14bolt FF axle. Quality product and easy to install although their instructions are a little vague. Took about 4-5 hours to complete and about an hour to finally get all the air out of the system. Was able to use both e-brake cables and must say, the K5 can really stop now. Great brakes and I can come off those hills now with plenty of reserve braking.

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    So you didnt have a problem hooking up the e-brake cables? Did you have to do any modifying for them to work and hook up properly?
     
  3. Sparky87k5

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    The passenger side e-brake cable was shortened 5", just the cable not the sleeve the cable slides in, and the main e-brake cable coming from the pedal was shortened 3". I crimped on new ends after I shortened them.

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    I've been considering this...

    did you have to change the porting valve or the master cylinder???

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  5. Sparky87k5

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    Tested the brakes in some dirt roads and found that the front lock up just before the rear brakes which is what TSM said they should do. According to TSM, K5's don't usually need to change the proportioning valve or master cylinder. Mine seems to work well but will tell you more after an outing next week.

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