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drive line brake

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Masiony, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. Masiony

    Masiony 1/2 ton status

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    im just wondering if anybody has tried to make a driveline brake behind a 205 or 208. the reason i ask is because i did the disk conversion and just reused the calipers off the 1/2 ton 10 bolt that came in the truck. i have heard horrible things about the caddy calipers and would rather go without. so im looking for (mechanical) alternatives.
     
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    jeeptuff 1/2 ton status

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    I hear ya, I am looking into it at the driveline shop at work (Direct Driveline) you're from Everett you may know of it... As soon as I find out I'll let you know..
     
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    Masiony 1/2 ton status

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    you work there? and i am fairly new to everett (1 1/2 years), so i havent heard of that place.
     
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    jeeptuff 1/2 ton status

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    We are affiliated with Direct Driveline, I work at Washington Trucking, same owner as Direct, driveline shop is about 100feet behind the truck shop..

    It's at the end of Cedar and 34th (from Pacific go south on cedar you run right into it..)


    Funy thing is, that Drivelines NW is about a half mile from us...
     
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    Masiony 1/2 ton status

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    that probably like a mile from my house, im on the penisula. but what are you working on exactly?
     
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    jeeptuff 1/2 ton status

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    At work or personal project??

    At work I am night time shop supervisor and lead mechanic (heavy truck).

    At home I have my K-5 and Camaro project..
     
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    Masiony 1/2 ton status

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    yet your name is JeepTuff? j/k

    you are looking into a drive line brake for your k5? what t-case do you have?
     
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    jeeptuff 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah the name.. I ran Jeeps for many years before going to FS Chevs.
    I am looking into a driveline brake, at the time I am running the 208 case till I put together a doubler kit..
     
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    Masiony 1/2 ton status

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    yeah, maybe since we are both in everett, we should talk trucks sometimes.
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Jess at http://www.highangledriveline.com/ makes one for the 205.. Only one I know of... quite a few here running them...
     
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    Like what?
     
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    Here are some pics of the HAD Driveline brake I have.

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    Oh, spensive, require frequent adjustment, fiddly, extra cables to hang down, general PITA fab work, etc.

    Mind you, I have a set on my 'wheeler ... but I just did the disc setup on my sixpack, and I went without and am doing a driveline brake.

    You can get the rotors and caliper from TSM; they don't have the slick bracketry that HAD does, but then I'm putting the brake onto the tailshaft of my TH400, so that wasn't a factor for me. I think I saved $100 or so from HAD's price that way -- again, not necessarily for everyone, but worked out well for me.

    -- A
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    $8 word of the day...
     
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    I have the HAD brake also but you seem to have some kind of brace supporting the caliper? Something you made yourself? Really needed? I am just asking because I have installed it but not tested it. It would be easy for me to make something similar now.
     
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    like they dont hold.
     
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    Masiony 1/2 ton status

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    those do a lot of good to some one who cant see them. thanks
     

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