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rear disk brakes from a 2003 pick up???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by darkshadow, May 21, 2005.

  1. darkshadow

    darkshadow 1 ton status

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    any one try this? I was changeing a flat on my work truck and notised that the rear was disk braked.
    Thought COOL set up for parking brake and every thing.

    some one must have thought of this before.

    only prob i saw was it was on a 10 bold and maybe the brakeing wouldend be as good as some would have hoped but hell people use caddy calipers!
     
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    the rears are really cool... though the setup is fairly expensive to buy new.

    The rotors have a drum e-brake inside the hat which is pretty slick. One of the issues you may have to worry about is the ABS setup. I havent done a ton of research on them, but I know that my 2000 Silverado had an ABS system (it always caused problems with hard braking but I think that was the computer not the brakes)
     
  3. darkshadow

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    i would think that with out an abs computer that they would act as normal brakes.
    I wonder what they run???
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    the backing plate to spring pad width is much bigger than are old stuff. and the backing plate flange on the axle is 45 degree off set . tryed to do it on a old truck but no go. easyer to swap the whole axle .
     
  5. darkshadow

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    damn, too bad..
     

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