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for those who want to knowhow much to do disk brake conv??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ScoobyDann, Aug 30, 2001.

  1. ScoobyDann

    ScoobyDann 1/2 ton status

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    this ifs for the people that are wondering how much they are going to spend in the disk brake conversion for the 14ff.

    disk brake brackets by misfit $65
    2 1975 3/4 ton dana 44 rotors at autozone @ $35 each
    2 1975 regular dana 44 calipers (free) but cost $12.99 at autozone w/ core
    2 1975 front rubber lines $21.99 each
    1 new hard line $2 (old line kept splitting when trying to flare)
    1975 dana 44 brake pads $10
    new bushings and sleves for where the cliper bolts go $4
    2 sets of caliper bolts $5 each
    2 new banjo bolts $2.50 each
    8 bolts to hold bracket $.50
    8 nuts behind bolts $.50
    8 lockwashers $.25
    brake fluid $3
    2 seals $2.50

    if you add all that up it is around $230 and that is everything. Right now there is another guy seling the brackets for more (45acp (sp??)) but aparently you get what you pay for, for me i feel i got more than I paid for w/ misfits brackets. To each his own. everything was extremly easy to put togather and the truck stops on a dime, i didnt need the proportioning valve, and didn't use the caddy calipers. so if you think about it, if you use the other guys brackets and the caddy calipers add about another $300 (guesstimate.) But whether you spend $230, $500, or go w/ the ORU kit for $700 it is all well worth it in stopping power, and reccommend it to anyone w/ a 14ff.

    Hut in the well is goin on in here?

    Sun Desert Offroad <a target="_blank" href=http://4x4.alloffroad.com>4x4.alloffroad.com</a><P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by ScoobyDann on 08/30/01 11:14 AM.</FONT></P>
     
  2. Scooter

    Scooter 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks for the information. I'm looking at a 14SF for my Jimmy (found a good deal on the axles, wheels, and tires). Will the same pieces work on a 14SF?

    Scot in KC, MO.
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  3. michaelm

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    ok .. so am i stuck with the drums or am I gonna have to pay through the nose for something from ORU (or where ever)??? I've seen kits for the 10 and 12 bolts, I would think that one for a 14SF wouldnt be too far of a stretch.

    Scot in KC, MO.
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  5. michaelm

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    http://www.aa-mfg.com/catalog/index.html
    start with part #aa-049 through aa-050 for under $7 each and the same calipers mentioned above. do your homework and build your own.
    by the way they send you their catalog for free
     
  6. ScoobyDann

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    i im pretty sure this setup wount work for the semifloating axles (10, 12, and 14SF) i have no idea how to make SF disk brakes but what 77chev im gonna look into cause a friend wants to do his 12 and will let you know. there are some other posts also about disks for the SF axles.

    Hut in the well is goin on in here?

    sun desert offroad <a target="_blank" href=http://4x4.alloffroad.com>4x4.alloffroad.com</a>
     
  7. Chris Demartini

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    <font color=blue>TSM makes disk brackets for the 6 lug SF. It uses Monte Carlo or 79-85 eldorado calipers.</font color=blue>
     
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    Im going to do this conversion... All I have to decide on is where to buy the brackets... thats all I need I basically have everything else.. screw the big-dollar caddy calipers, ill install a line lock for an e-brake. where did you get those brackets exactly??

    mike
     
  9. thatK30guy

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    There are a few members making them. And some businesses too.

    The businesses are: <a target="_blank" href=http://offroadunlimited.com>offroadunlimited.com</a> and TSM out of Castle Rock, CO. No web site for TSM though.

    The members making them are: misfit, 45acp, and DERBINATOR.

    <font color=blue>"Ya don't have to beat it, ya know!!!</font color=blue>

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    what wes said

    Hut in the well is goin on in here?

    sun desert offroad <a target="_blank" href=http://4x4.alloffroad.com>4x4.alloffroad.com</a>
     
  11. Chris Demartini

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    <font color=blue>You will fail inspection with a line loc. All that does is hold hydraulic pressure in the lines (kinda like wedging a 2x4 in between the seat and the pedal) so if you blow a line or something you have no brakes, thats why its called an emergency brake and not a parking brake. Factory parking brakes are cable operated, the only way to acheive this with rear disks is with the eldorado calipers. I have the eldorado calipers but I never had cables made. I'm going to get the NP205 parking brake from High Angle and use stock calipers on the front.</font color=blue>
     
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    as long as they dont make me fail emissions, i'll be A-OK here in california. :) line lock it is unless I can find something better.. at least temporarily. besides the chances of "blowing a line" are less than the chances of my ebrake actually saving my ass in the even more unlikely event that both front and rear lines "blowout"

    is there a webpage or a way to get in touch with these members that make the brackets?

    mike
     
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    do you have a link for 'High Angle' parking brake?
     
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    TSM sells the brackets for the 14sf. They are priced skyhigh though! Like $240 dollars!
     
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    Are the D44 calipers the same bolt pattern as the eldorado calipers? If I installed the D44 ones now, can I "upgrade" later to get the e-brake setup without cahnging/modifying the caliper mounting brackets?
    Matt B
     
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    <font color=blue>Yes you can, I'm going in the oposite direction since I'm going to put the parking brake on the transfer case. You just have to change the flex lines since the thread pattern on the caliper is different

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.highangledriveline.com>www.highangledriveline.com</a> is making the 205 brake. They have some pictures of the dana 300 case up on the site.
     
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    Any problems with the master cylinder? Were you able to keet the stock one?

    Whats wrong with big and wide?
     
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    TSM actually has a web site now but I can't help with the URL. I saw it I promise. [​IMG]

    Chad
     
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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.tsmmfg.com>www.tsmmfg.com</a>

    Adam
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    I don't see it mentioned here, so I figured I'd chime in and say nobody makes a disc brake kit for a 14 bolt SF that I know of. That's the axle that's in my truck right now. I looked and I couldn't find one.

    I'm just going to swap to a floater one day, then get disc brakes out back. Now I know I can do it for cheap! Any problems clearing 15" wheels?

    How does the NP 205 e-brake work? Do you have to modify the 'case?

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     

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