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Rear disk brakes

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rick4x4, Nov 11, 2001.

  1. rick4x4

    rick4x4 Registered Member

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    Some where I saw a list of how to do and what all you need to add rear disk brakes. If anyone has the list of what you need, please let me know. Will be going on my 85-K5
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  2. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    what axle you got on the rear?

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  3. MTPockets

    MTPockets 1/2 ton status

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    i used front disc brake parts to do my rear disc conversion, if you are running a 10 bolt its the same as a 12 bolt:

    backing plates
    rotors
    loaded calipers
    rubber lines
    12 front studs
    some metal line
    17/32" drill bit

    gotta drill the holes out on the rear axles to accept the larger knurl of the front studs. rotor mounts to back of axle flange. fabricate backing plate to fit over axle tube, bolts to back of flange using 3 bolts. this allows the proper alignment of the caliper-rotor.

    PRO: break an axle and this set up will keep it from sliding out of the rear end.
    CON: gotta remove the axle to change rotor.

    good luck


    MTPockets

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  4. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    Scooby dan posted this a bit ago for a 14 FF
    this ifs for the people that are wondering how much they are going to spend in the disk brake conversion for the 14ff.

    disk brake brackets by misfit $65
    2 1975 3/4 ton dana 44 rotors at autozone @ $35 each
    2 1975 regular dana 44 calipers (free) but cost $12.99 at autozone w/ core
    2 1975 front rubber lines $21.99 each
    1 new hard line $2 (old line kept splitting when trying to flare)
    1975 dana 44 brake pads $10
    new bushings and sleves for where the cliper bolts go $4
    2 sets of caliper bolts $5 each
    2 new banjo bolts $2.50 each
    8 bolts to hold bracket $.50
    8 nuts behind bolts $.50
    8 lockwashers $.25
    brake fluid $3
    2 seals $2.50

    if you add all that up it is around $230 and that is everything. Right now there is another guy seling the brackets for more (45acp (sp??)) but aparently you get what you pay for, for me i feel i got more than I paid for w/ misfits brackets. To each his own. everything was extremly easy to put togather and the truck stops on a dime, i didnt need the proportioning valve, and didn't use the caddy calipers. so if you think about it, if you use the other guys brackets and the caddy calipers add about another $300 (guesstimate.) But whether you spend $230, $500, or go w/ the ORU kit for $700 it is all well worth it in stopping power, and reccommend it to anyone w/ a 14ff.



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