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disk brakes.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by eightyone, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. eightyone

    eightyone 1/2 ton status

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    is a rear disk swap in a 940 2500 pretty much the same as a disk swap in an older vehicle with a 14bff? and is there an advantage when towing? my drums arent really doing the trick. i have hydroboost if that matters. thanks.
     
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    I don't think that is exactly the same. As in it would require a different kit.
     
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    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    most likely a different kit like already stated... however you will LOVE IT!!!!!


    I would tromp my brakes and the back would just LOCK!!! now I actually stop... :haha:
     
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    Hello,
    I am thinking of making my rear drums disk brakes. What kit would I use????? Would the truck still be legal?
    Thanks
    Adam
     
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    well legal.... I went with 1976-1978 cadillac eldorado calipers.. and I have an ebrake... weather it works or not is another story... but inspection verifies that it is there....

    what kit to use...
    cant help you there.. I used a kit from az-kickin.com and loved it....
     
  6. shane74

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    Do you have rear ABS? If so, then you may have to bypass that system. Also, you need a different bracket. The common 14BFF disc conversion bracket will not work.

    We make the bracket set for the newer 14BFF pop-off drum style axles. It uses the same rotor and caliper as the old style, but the bracket set is different. PM me if you are interested.
     
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    Listen to this guy.
     
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    Nope I don't have ABS. This is a 1986 K5 Blazer with the stock rear end.
    Thanks
    Adam

     
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    For your rig, you need a kit like this http://www.blackwidowperformance.com/10_bolt_brakes.html

    The rotors slide over the wheel studs, not mounted behind like most other kits use. Much easier on the install.
     

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