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Proportioning valve on disc brakes

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BMR, Jan 9, 2002.

  1. BMR

    BMR 1/2 ton status

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    I have installed Disc brakes on by Blazer and now need to change out my proportioning valve. A friend of mine is into Land Cruisers, he told me that when he swaps in disc brakes he can use a valve from a Celica with disc brakes and it works fine. Question is can I do the same with a GM? Anyone ever tried? Any reason why this won't work?
     
  2. solowookie

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    I did the swap and the stock one worked perfect. I don't know of anybody that has had to swap it yet on a k5.

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  3. 2Dogs

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    You need to do a search on proportioning valve and disk brakes. Read all that (about 1 days worth) you will have some ideas.

    But to summarize people here will say don't do anything unless your brakes need it (mine didn't) and proportioning valves are usually designed to take away power from the rear. Our conversions prob need more if anything.....

    Search tho pls.

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