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Smaller brakes on your Dana 60?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Alright we have talked about this many times but here is another Ebay 15" wheel smaller brake setup for a GM knuckle setup. All I would need is the spindles as long as my hubs would work(ford axle now).
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7944837748&category=42605
    Reason is simple, I have the Ford High Pinion which is great but the knuckles suck. Dedenbear is the only company that I know of that makes a set of Ford knuckles. I'd rather have options by going with Chevy knuckles(that and if I can get a set of stockers cheap they are stronger than my Fords are right now). I need new rotors, calipers, my caliper brackets are flaking rust off of them. So starting with a bunch of new stuff wouldn't be a problem by any means.

    So what do you guys think of that setup?
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I like my big brakes...and can't think of a single reason to go back to the weenie 1/2 ton-3/4 ton brakes.


    Rene
     
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    If anything I'd love to put BIG brakes on my axle. But my IROKs are 15" rim tires. If Anyone knows someone with a set of 17" rim IROKs I'd gladly trade :)
     
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    Why not just grind them down???
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I run 15" rims...sack up and grind those calipers! :)


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  6. sled_dog

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    Ford Dual Pistons
     
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    Go with an eaton 15" wheel with 2 1/2" backspacing and :grind: those calipers.
     
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    A friend of mine just installed some 15x8, 2.75" BS rims on his Ford front 60 (dual piston).........no grinding was required at all. He's running 42" TSLs.
     
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    Going with less backspacing will probably work even on a Ford axle.

    Yukon is going to be coming out with some new knuckles soon. If you've got the time, you might wait it out and see if they become available before forcing yourself to go with smaller brakes.

    Then again, your rig is going to be much lighter than ours when done, right? You may not be bothered by the smaller brakes.:grin:
     
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    Like I said I'd like to put bigger brakes on. A lifted truck that stops better than it did stock would be nice. Really no projections on what the weight will be yet. I am gonna stick with the ford stuff and figure something as I go. I've heard you can use the F250 caliper in place of the 350 one and it will require little to no grinding.
     

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