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disk brake conversion ??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MUDNUTT, Apr 12, 2002.

  1. MUDNUTT

    MUDNUTT 1/2 ton status

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    did a search but didnt find anything. on a 14ff disc conversion what calipers do you use? will the calipers off my old 10 bolt work?
     
  2. dman69

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    if you go and look at the offroad.com website under the chevy section there is an article in the product section that lists a company that makes disc brake conversion kits for a 10 12 and 14 bolt gm and dana's
     
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    from what i have read you can use your 10 bolt calipers they are the same as a dana44

    or caddy eldorado years 76-78
     
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    I used 10 bolt calipers on my rear disk. Rear disk is a sweat mod you'll like it a lot
     
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    i have 10 bolt calipers on my 14 bolt. reason i did this(it is a one in a billion chance) is so if i rip a front line off i can cap of a rear and use it up front. the dana 60 and 10 bolt have the same banjo fitting. the dana 44 is different. it is just the threads. thats all.
    grant
     
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    Do the Caddy Calipers have a provision for an ebrake? I was hoping to keep an ebrake with the disc swap.
     
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    Yes...the caddy calipers have a e-brake built into them. That is why everyone is willing to fork over the big $$$ for them.
     
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    How much do they run, and will they bolt up to the disc conversion brackets for sale? Also will they work with D44 rotors?

    Also I have heard you need calipers off a 76-78 el dorado. Is this the correct years? Also I am assuming that these are rear calipers, as in these cars were 4 wheel discs so thats why they have the ebrake. Am I right?Thanks
     
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    Yes, they are rear Eldorado calipers. They are around $100 each, depending where you buy them. Look out for core charges, also. 76-78 are for 14 bolts. 79-84 (smaller) are for 12 & 10 bolts.

    You could use 10 bolt front calipers, which are cheaper, but no e-brake.
     
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    What do I have to do to get my current ebrake setup to work on the El Dorado calipers? Thanks

    Harley
     

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