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Ford Dual-Piston Calipers

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JoeAngelicchio, Apr 20, 2001.

  1. JoeAngelicchio

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    Anyone running Ford Dual-Piston calipers on their Dana 60? And will a 15" with 3.5" or less backspacing work? The Super-Dutys are running 16" rims over those calipers.
    Thanks.

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  2. Brian 89KBlazer

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    Was told by National Tire that the Eatons would fit the D60 GM with some grinding & his words (paraphrased) were "...& you can't grind enough if you have Ford Twin piston calipers...". He was referring to the 15" wheels fitting on the D60.

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    Oh well had to find out. Thanks Brian.

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    If you use a Chevy rotor with the Ford 2-piston caliper,
    you'll have to remove about a 1/4", or about 1/3 of the
    material off the caliper to clear a 15" rim. At least, that
    was the case for the generation calipers I was looking
    to use. Don't even think about it if you're going to use
    the Ford rotors too. I decided that was too much material
    to remove, so I'll be running the Ford calipers and 16.5"
    rims.

    --Rob
     
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    Interesting approach. What is the part number for those dual piston calipers from Furd?

    Are they pure bolt-in?

    Brake lines same as GM?

    Hmmmmmmmm..................got me thinking.

    Details, gents.............

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