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Disc conversion. How Much?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by NE79, Jul 29, 2001.

  1. NE79

    NE79 1/2 ton status

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    Just wondering, how expensive ot convert rear drums on stock 12 bolt to disc? Also, how much time does it take, roughly? Thanks.

    uh-oh
     
  2. Blazer79

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    Kit from TSM about $250 (rotors and brackets)
    Remanufactured calipers about $160 + Core charge
    Pair of hoses (optional) about $100
    The joy of stopping sooner and saving you and your family from an accident ...priceless [​IMG]

    I haven't installed mine because my TSM kit is still on our bureaucratic (sp?) customs.

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  3. solowookie

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    I did the disk swap on a 14B FF, and this thing is incredible. it stops better then my grand prix with 4 wheel disk breaks.

    yesterday I had the person in front of my slam on her breaks all of a sudden, and the vehicle behind me was following a little too closesly (you could tell he didn't think I could stop very fast). let me tell ya what he came REALLY close to rear-ending me. you could tell he was really shook up because of how fast that thing cranked down, but thankfully nobody got hurt.

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  4. Wheels

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    Good question. Putting in a Warn full floating axle kit and trying to decide if I want to go ahead and do the disc conversion now. I'll be checking prices tommorow. Stainless Steel Brakes has a kit that runs right at $700. Warn makes a braket to install with the full floater, then list out the individual parts. I'll let you know what I find out tommorow.
     
  5. Wheels

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    Okay, here's the parts prices from O'Reilly's (the little green men)
    E-brake Caddy calipers 99.99 each plus 35.00 core = 134.99 (x2) =269.98
    Rotors (88 -91 4X4 6-lug) 31.99 each (x2) =63.98
    Bracket's from Warn 105.00
    Total 438.96
    Still have to find hoses and machine time for rotors.
    I'm also doing the 12-bolt full floater axle conversion.
     
  6. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Do you, or does anyone, have a website for TSM?

    Dorian
    My tech/links page: <a target="_blank" href=http://www.dorianyeager.com/index2.html>http://www.dorianyeager.com/index2.html</a>
    No anti-theft measures on your truck? No pity when its stolen
     

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