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Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kiley, Aug 19, 2001.

  1. kiley

    kiley Registered Member

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    Question 1: What can I do to stop quicker? Currently the brakes are stock. I have a four inch lift and 33's.

    Question 2: Can rubbing be expected with 35" tires and a 4" lift?
     
  2. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    Q 1- convert your rears to disk.

    Q 2- Maybe while flexing.

    <font color=blue>Esteban</font color=blue>

    <font color=red>HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF CHATA?</font color=red>
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  3. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    First I would look into getting the stock brakes working good (test brake booster, pads, calipers, shoes, springs, etc..). I have stock brakes and it stoped fine with 33's (after all of the above was new). Now that I went to 36's it takes more pressure to stop but I can still lock them up.

    My 33's rubbed at the front of the rear fender when flexed up. With a little trimming my 36's only rub at the rear of the front wheel well (which I did not trim) when flexing. The worst offender is the "fang" area in front of the front tires. It rubbed when backing into my driveway before the trimming (w/ 36's).

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
     
  4. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    Sure Triaged, you had to outdo me huh?[​IMG]

    BTW you might want to go to steel braided braklines also. I've heard of the stock rubber ones getting old and expanding a little every time you apply pressure. Steel braided ones won't expand, therefore all the pressure will get to your calipers, and wheel cylinders.

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  5. bigblue

    bigblue 1/2 ton status

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    Answer to ? #1 - &gt; Install 1 ton brakes like I did. I stop better than any car i have ever owned...

    Answer to ? #2 - &gt; Yes, trim them fenders...

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