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Tailgate talk, Performance Drums?? read and opinions please

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. sled_dog

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    Were sitting at the local hang out in the back of my truck tonight talking about the axles I looked at today at the junkyard. One friend mentioned this Dana 44 he had that is drum brake and was rebuilt a bit ago. I would like to run that since its 4.10 gearing vs. the 3.73 I was looking. Someone else started saying how they read an article on performance drums once. THey were talking about drilling and slotting drums and how they were pretty effective like that. We were also thinking that would be good for drainage in muddy or wet conditions. Does this just sound crazy? I was thinking drill holes and them chamfer then a little on the contact area.
     
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    hmmm /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif seems like there needs to be some field testing, wonder if that would improve wet and muddy braking /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    Course everyone will say don't bother, go to disk brakes...
     
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    That's total trash. Discs are the only way to go. 4 wheel discs are better.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Course everyone will say don't bother, go to disk brakes...

    [/ QUOTE ] of course
     
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    Forget about the drum axle...unless you just want it for the housing with the 4.10 gears in it & swap in all the disc stuff.

    BTW:
    Drum brake axles (and 1st gen disc brake axles) came with Dana 30 sized u-joints!
     
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    I will probably get it and convert to disc. See I don't know if it was drum originally. My friend put the drums on the axle and used the discs on his 1970 long bed which originally had 4 wheel drum. SO I think it was a normal disc dana 44. He even said he would give me the disc stuff back cause he decided drums are good enough if he ever gets back on his 70 project.
     

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