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Rear discs on my SUB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by FLASHLIGHT76, Sep 23, 2002.

  1. FLASHLIGHT76

    FLASHLIGHT76 1/2 ton status

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    Ok so I'm proud to anounce that I have Rear discs on my Sub. Happy day. They've been on for alittle while now but wern't quite finished. I'm going to be finishing the e-brake cable mounting brackets tonight. I'll get the photos up when I get acess to a scanner. /forums/images/icons/smirk.gif
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif /forums/images/icons/ooo.gif /forums/images/icons/ooo.gif /forums/images/icons/ooo.gif i wanna see!!
     
  3. FastFob

    FastFob Registered Member

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    NICE!!!
    What did you use?
    Kit?
     
  4. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    Don't forget to post how much it cost! I need to convert my rear parking brake cable to the newer style because my 14 bolt is the older style. I would rather spend the money on rear disc if it's not too much. How much better is your stopping capability?
     
  5. FLASHLIGHT76

    FLASHLIGHT76 1/2 ton status

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    Well I went through Blackbird custom trucks in spokane Wa. It ran me 460 with shipping and e-brake calipers. In my case I had some hidden costs due to the D60 rear had too small of wheel studs so I had to drill them out. On a 14 bolt you might have to replace all the studs as wheel inorder to lock down the rotor. Installation was a snap and I have alot more positive feel when I hit the brakes. I do recomend paying the extra 20 dollars for the brake lines. I ended up hunting down something to work and payed 30. The hardest part is mounting the e-brake cable. I chose to make a 1/4 inch thick tab on the bottom of my axle to mount the cable casing to. Total I spent about 500 and I'm going to switch my master cylinder to a 1 ton. Suposedly I could almost lockem' up with that MC. But I definately noticed a stopping difference especially after water crossings or soupy mud. I also chose to rebuild the axle while I had it apart. You have to pull the shafts and rotor hub to mount the disc to the back of it. Hope this helps. Plus It is so cool looking. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     

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