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rear discs vs. drums....the price battle

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigOrange90Jimmy, Jun 7, 2003.

  1. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Here's the dillema. I have a 3/4 ton 14b, some 13" drum brakes from a 1 ton that need rebuilding and turning, and an 87 K5. The e-brake cables on the 14b will not work with the particular e-brake setup on my K5. Would you try to get them to work, or scrap them altogether and go with regular discs on the 14b with the HAD 205 E-brake on the 205, or Caddy calipers? Give me some cost comparisons, especially the price of the 205 E-brake kit from High Angle Driveline. Cost is a big issue in this matter, and the cheapest option will win.
     
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    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    This place blackbirdstrucks has everything for the swap with E-brake for $470....$330 for non e-brake...rotors, calipers, backings plates and all
     
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    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    discs are your friend... nuff said, easier and quicker to repair, lighter and MUCH better performance..
     
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    anyone know the price for the 205 driveline "emergency" brake is? been thinking about it myself but can't find anything useful on their site, not the best organized or informative one.
     
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    <font color="green"> A complete rear CV shaft (all 1350, 1410s are more) and driveline E-brake ran me about $750. Be aware that no way to hook the e-brake up is provided, you have to come up with that part on your own.</font>
     
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    I have a 3/4 ton 14b, some 13" drum brakes from a 1 ton that need rebuilding and turning, and an 87 K5. The e-brake cables on the 14b will not work with the particular e-brake setup on my K5.

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    Get another 14FF from an 83-91 1-ton that has good brakes. Make one good rear out of the two, and you still have one to sell off when you're done.
     

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