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DISK BRAKES ARE EXPENSIVE

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CHEVY 4WD, May 16, 2003.

  1. CHEVY 4WD

    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    WOW! when you actually sit down and add everything up with new parts from napa it really adds up I was looking at the higer end parts is it really worth the extra money on the rear? Do all of you use napa parts or what do yall use? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. Don

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    Let's see, got the bracket's from A-tron, $80.00
    Rotor's, Loaded Caliper's, Hose's, from Motion Auto Supply, around $180.00

    New Tubing from House of Hose, $25.00

    What is Your Life worth? Drum brake's work, but disc's are better. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  3. CHEVY 4WD

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    btw it for a 14bolt FF I have never heard of motion auto supply do they have a website?
     
  4. Don

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    An old Eaton, same kit as a 14 bolt.

    Motion Auto Supply is in Spokane Wa. an independent supplier. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif They might have a site, I really don't know.
     
  5. Ddragggon

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    you think discs are expensive, wait until you have to get new drums for your 14BFF... as I learned, the 1 ton brake option makes the drums cost between 200 and 350 each. the `smaller brake drums' aren't much cheaper.

    I added up what it'd cost me to replace my drums, and what it'd cost me to do a conversion, and decided saving 200 bucks a wheel was worth it....

    -Rich
     
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    I got all my auto parts from Big A's auto parts, except my rotors(which someone got for me NEW on a trade)and the brackets and flex hose kit i got from A-tron /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    much like divorce...

    the reason it costs so much is because it is worth it.
     
  8. Calclips

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    So your saying that I can get myself rear disc brakes for around 300 bucks? What is that including... is it everything or do I have to dig up some extra parts?
     
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    I paid $315 for everything for my rear disk.

    14 Bolt disk conversion kit ($ 315.00) (a. Echo Bit disk brake brackets-$70.00, b. 3/4 ton rotors 2-(p/n 5523 from auto zone)-$52.00, c. Cadillac El Dorado brake calipers 2-(p/n 16-4116 & p/n 16-4117)- $ 193.00)
    I got all my part from Auto Zone also.
     
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    Don

    did you have to do anything special for your eaton rear end? thats what my parts truck has and i am gonn just stay with it until a 14ff shows up in the budget. that way i can save the gear worries till later also. do you have any probs with yours?

    thanks
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    Wow, I thought that it was more expensive than that after you gathered all of the parts. Looks like a disc brake swap could be next in line after new meats....
     

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