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Rear brake rebuild, swap to discs?

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by SubYuman, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. SubYuman

    SubYuman 1/2 ton status

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    For everything, I am looking at nearly $500.... new drums are $166 a piece for my 8600# drums.... I want the best shoes and all new hardware, including wheel cylinders.
    I know DIY is working on a rear disc conversion for my year, but are there ones out there now? I have removable drums, 89 and newer I think is the model for my brakes. I know it's an easy swap, and with needed to get new seals and beartings for the back, I might as well do EVERYTHING.
    I would really like to have a parking brake, resting all 3 tons of the burb on the trans isn't my idea of safe.
    Yes, I have a 10.5 14bolt, so I am looking for everything, or at least the parts I can't buy off the shelf to do the swap.
    Also, does anyone make a better front braking system? Isn't there a Kidney shaped front caliper piston setup? With 37's and ABSD< I can stop, but it isn't a quick thing sometimes.
    Lastly, I often lose my pedal pressure and get a sound like a squashed goose when I brake over rough rods...scary when you have 1000 lbs of firewood in the back, but it isn't load dependant.
    ANy help?
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    pm sent to ya buddy
     
  3. dleroy43

    dleroy43 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    tsm has a kit with everything but its around $600 I think
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    ya full kit . but over priced stuff .
     
  5. shane74

    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    Stay tuned for coming attractions :D There will be something available for you very soon. Hopefully within a week or so. ;)
     
  6. Kartoon

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    any new info on this stuff?
     

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