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Swapping a D44/10B in place of a D60...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by thatK30guy, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    ...and bleeding brakes while leaving the K30 hydroboost stuff alone.

    Looking at removing a DRW D60 front out of a truck I've got and slapping a D44 or 10B, whichever I can find first, under it to resell it back out.

    I did this once to the old Brown Turd I had years ago but didn't have enough time to fully go thru the brakes after I swapped a D44 in it since the new owner wanted the truck right away and said he would mess with the brakes.
    At that time when I got done swapping, I did a quick bleed and the pedal was still spongy even after bleeding over and over again. The new owner showed up and wanted to take it, so, I let it go.

    Fast forward to today. I've got a 160-something inch wheelbase 12' flatbed K30 and want to keep the D60 since no one wants to pay what I'm asking for the whole truck so I might as well keep the best thing about it and sell it for less.
    I don't want to do the spongy brake thing again, so, what have you guys done about brakes as far as leaving the stock hydroboost stuff alone after swapping in a D44/10B? I'm almost guessing "power bleeding" is gonna be the answer here but anything else? :confused:
     
  2. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    BTW, how much of a spacer will I need to fit on the D44/10B to be able to use the stock dually wheels? I don't wanna use stock steelies, so the dually rims stay but I need to get spacers.
     
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    MattK 1/2 ton status

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    while SRW d60s are 69.5" wide, i believe DRW are 75 or 76" wide. that would mean a 2.5-3" spacer on each side.

    there are a lot of ways to bleed. what have you tried so far?
     
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    k204dr 1/2 ton status

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    should be able to get a spacer from the front of a 93 or so 1ton dually 4x4. I've heard it bolts right on.
    as far as bleeding, I always run a rubber line into a can with a little brake fluid in the bottom to cover the end of the hose, and then pump away slowly. works great.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Haven't done the swap yet. Thinking about doing it. Just trying to gather info before jumping into it again.
     
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    I did one about 3 months ago. I have a mitivac and no problems with bleeding. How much you wanting for the 12' flatbed K30?
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    With or without the D60? Lets take this to PM's.....
     

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