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Strongest brakes for 10 bolt

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k14, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. k14

    k14 Registered Member

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    I've got an 80's 10 bolt front diff in my '66 Burb. I had planned on swapping in a 14 bolt ff rear and upgrading the 10 bolt to 8 lug with the heavier brakes, but now i'm thinking of staying with my current setup because I really like my wheels. Does anyone know of an oversized brake kit for the 6 lug 10 bolt. All I could find is this http://www.ssbrakes.com/products/detail/2702/?make=Chevrolet&model=Blazer+%28Fullsize+4WD%29&year=1984 . Does anyone know if larger rotors and calipers are made for this application. Thanks!
     
  2. k14

    k14 Registered Member

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    Anybody? I did a search and couldn't find anything. Maybe going the 8 lug route is my only option?
     
  3. jeff l

    jeff l 1/2 ton status

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    I really dont know much; but if you put a 14 ff rear 8 lug, and change the front backing plates and brakes, you would have 8 lug all around. then see if they make a plate that uses 8 lugs and converts to 6.


    Are you going after bigger brakes or bigger rear end? I converted my front to 8 lug and my rear to 14 bolt SF, and my brakes stop me and a stumpgrinder well.

    Hope this is some help ---Jeff
     
  4. k14

    k14 Registered Member

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    Thanks. I really just want bigger brakes to help when I tow a boat. I don't do any hardcore wheelin other than some sand dunning and wanted to keep my 6 lug axles.
     
  5. Pvt. Maggot

    Pvt. Maggot 1/2 ton status

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    I say swap to some discs in the back, and you'd prob be happy with it. :)
     
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    if you're going 14bff in the rear just do the disc conversion. i'm running standard size brakes on my 8 lug 10b up front with the conversion in the rear. stops on a dime with 34's
     
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    Or/also get tralior brakes, that might be cheaper
     
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    solidaxlesub 1/2 ton status

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    you could use the 6 lug hubs for the 14 bolt and convert it to disks with 1/2 ton rotors. problem solved:D
     

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