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How can I make my Blazer stop easier

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chaka454, Mar 29, 2002.

  1. chaka454

    chaka454 1/2 ton status

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    I just finished replacing the axles in my Blazer and I put 35 with a 14 bolt so obviously the rig is alot heavier now, so now when I apply the brake it seems like it's never gonna stop, how can I get a little more stopping power, and I'm not talking about a 44 Magnum, I already got one of those thanks in advance.
     
  2. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    Lighten the vehicle up /forums/images/icons/smile.gif It really helps getting rid of anything you dont need. The rear disc brake swap should help as well. If that doesnt work then its time for a dana 60. There rotors and calipers are huge!!
     
  3. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    I have 35's on the half ton gear and I'm not having much problem. You sure you got them bleeded completly> adjust the brakes in the rears up till you can feel them drag.
    Flush the brakes system and use Castrol Fluid GLX. It's DOT 4 spec. Cheap front pads don't cut it. Pep Girls sells Rayspestos Gold. Good pad. I can lock em down with 35's
     
  4. chaka454

    chaka454 1/2 ton status

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    Serious? hmmm than I'm going to see the girls and getting me some of those good pads and bleeding all my lines really good because I neen some good stopping power, thanks alot for the info
     
  5. Sparky87k5

    Sparky87k5 1/2 ton status

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    Also check to be certain you've adjusted the rear shoes correctly. Although self adjusting, it helps if you adjust them manually the first time to be certain that the shoes are as tight as they should be. I always adjusted mine until I could just feel a little drag. At least I did until I swapped for TSM discs. End of problem!
     
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    look into the BIG 1 ton brakes.
     
  7. 86K5TrailBlazer

    86K5TrailBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    i got the big 14in brakes and it stops great with 36 inch tires, i just got to be careful and not lock up that rear, sometimes its real easy.
     
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    Swanson52 1/2 ton status

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    Stainless Steel Brakes also offers a big front brake kit for Chevys. I believe it comes with 12 1/2" vented rotors and 4 piston calipers. Last time I saw it was arond 400 bucks for the kit.
     
  9. chaka454

    chaka454 1/2 ton status

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    Hey 86 K5trailblazer where did you get your brakes from, got a part # or something, and would those brakes fit my 14 bolt 9.5"?
     
  10. ChadH82

    ChadH82 1/2 ton status

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    Parachute? /forums/images/icons/smile.gif/forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
  11. gotmud?

    gotmud? 1/2 ton status

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    I seen Herman Munster stop a dragster once just by grabbing the back of it!
     
  12. k20

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    stand on the pedal a little harder
     
  13. 86K5TrailBlazer

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    its stock from a one ton axle, your axle is smaller and had 10bolt size brakes, i would just go with discs in the back if i were you. and maybe dual piston calipers up front
     
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    yeah, make sure the brakes are bled and the shoes adjusted properly...with my 14FF and drums I can lock up my 33's easily.
     
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    I own 2 K5's...of which 1 is a 1976 Chalet...that used to stop like a Sherman tank...cure: bone yard shopping for CORE 85 -91 C/K 10 brake booster....and master....exchange at parts store...install...swap the lines front to rear...and tadaa...better stopping. Late model masters have a bigger bore and a quick take up valve...now both K5's are done and brake problems are a thing of the past.

    Azblazer
     

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