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Who is using 10 bolts calipers on their rear disc setup?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by yunit, May 7, 2002.

  1. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    Any issues I should know of before I pull the calipers off of my old 10 bolt for my rear disc conversion? And do they work with the D44 rotors without and problems? Thanks.
     
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    I use the same calipers in back as I do in front. Cuts down on spair parts and works well.
     
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    I have a D60/14BoltFF setup on my truck, not a 10/10 setup or 44/14 setup.
     
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    And I run a 44 with a 14 in back, Next week I will have the 60 in and still run the same calipers, you ask who was use the 1/2 ton 10 bolt on there rear disc well I am.
     
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    I"m running the same 10 bolt calipers that I've always ran up front on my 10's and 44's. No issues. Just make sure you put em on thei right side so you can bleed them. A set of speed bleeders would be kinda handy.
     
  6. Blue85

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    I use front calipers in the back. All four of mine are the same. This is actually close to being the correct brake balance with the stock prop valve. If your dana 60 pistons are bigger then you will get more stopping force in the front and it may be balanced perfectly or a little weak in back. If so, you will have to get rid of the stock combo valve to get more power in the back.

    You should make sure that the brackets orient them the right way so that your bleeder screws are right on top.
     
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    Another plus to using 10 bolt calipers for rear disc set up especially when running a D60 front axle is the fact the D60 and 10 bolt both share the same size banjo bolt to hold the brakelines to the caliper. Makes it easier to find and get parts for either when you need something.
     
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    Ok, what brake system do you guys use with your 10bolt calipers, JB5, JB6, or JB7?
     

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