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pinion brake?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by four_by_ken, Nov 8, 2001.

  1. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone know anyone that has done this?
    What parts were used from where to complete the job?
    Any pictures?

    Thanks
    Ken H.

    '85 K5 in process
     
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    I have seen brake that come off of the bacj of the transfer case. But the only ones that I have seen with brakes on the pinions would be monster trucks and such.

    88 Chevy K1500, 350 TBI, TH700R4, 3" body lift, 33x12.50x15 Tires
     
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    Oh, not sure about that. If you break a driveshaft, loose the brakes. Where as with it on the pinion, you have to break both axles in order to loose brakes on the end, and break all 4 axles in order to loose all brakes. Assuming you are locked front and rear, which I would be.

    Ken H.

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    I think JB was talking about E-Brakes like the one Jess is working on. The only pinion brakes I've seen are on the Rockwell 2.5s and other really heavy axles. With the easy dual disk brake on a 14FF, why are you looking at this? Got a plan/idea, or just curious?

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
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    I just have never been happy with how a truck with a minimum of 38 inch tires stops. So, I am looking at alternatives. I am tossing the idea of a set of 2.5 tons around. Which I would definatly go with them then. But, I am considering on my 14ff also.

    Who knows... so many ideas so little time.

    Ken H.

    '85 K5 in process
     

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