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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ChickenRammit, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. ChickenRammit

    ChickenRammit 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    dana 60 from an '88 drw k30. it came with 4.10 gears. i was wondering if the 10bolt brake calipers fit the d60 knuckles because it had no calipers on it.

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    No, not without an aftermarket kit. The D60 uses the bigger Bendix calipers...

    Rene
     
  3. sandawgk5

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    Get 2 of these and you can.

    Caliper Brackets

    There is a company that makes these brackets that you can also run 15" wheels without grinding. I am not sure if those are the link or not. Also try Gravelmaker on here he is a vendor I think he makes brackets like that.

    Ira
     
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    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    welcome to the 1 ton club :D
    I doubt it. but you could get some 3/4 ton brackets from screamin seeman offroad. and then use your old brake setup from your front 10b that's on your rig now. I did the swap last month. the reason I went with the conversion was I had the parts already from my 10 bolt that were in great shape. and I needed new calipers and rotors for my dana 60 so it was cheaper to go this route. plus the wedge style caliper mounting system is a huge PITA!!!

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  5. ChickenRammit

    ChickenRammit 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    if i was to run the h1 rims to i then need to look for a 14bff that is also from a dually to get the widths to be the same front and back?
     
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    14FF from a dually is narrower than normal, you need a single wheel 14FF and some wheel spacers 4" IIRC
     
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    Or the wider D70HD rear. :wink1:
     
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    From your pics and Ira's, we can clearly see how the caliper fits the rotor utilizing a bent bracket where as the one that Ira shows on the link is just a flat bracket.
    What is the deal here? If the flat brackets are used, which rotors are employed? Looks like the SS brackets use the standard GM 3/4 ton rotors. Don't know how those can fit to a flat bracket like those from Extreme Axle Sales.
     
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    Did not even notice that. I would go with the bent brackets as there are pics that show they actually fit:D . I am thinking about doing this cause I think I have a bad caliper and I dont wanna grind D60 calipers again:doah: .

    Ira
     
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    is there any difference between 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton calipers and rotors on the 10 bolt frontends?
     
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    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    pretty sure the the caipers are the same. the rotors are different.
     
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    beater74 1/2 ton status

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    yup 1/2 ton rotors are 6 lug and 3/4 rotors are 8 lug. half ton rotors will not fit on a standard D60 hub
     
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    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    are you using the 10b wheel studs (7/16) as well? they look small compared to the 9/16th. looks good tho
     
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    nope, 1 ton studs. I had to drill out the rotors.
     
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    looks like this is the route i am going to take. how well does 10 bolt brake equipment perform on your beast? i like this setup because i can stick with 15" rims without grinding the calipers. seems to me that when the rims get bigger than 15", tires start getting real expensive.
     
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    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    works great on my sub. I also have rear disc brakes. I Need to have the brake system powerbled there alittle soft but they stop great. hit them up on pirate so u get them for $75 to your door. oh yeah there instructions says to drill out the rotors to 21/31 which is not right u need to drill them out to 11/16.
     

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