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who makes a complete 14 bolt disk conversion kit?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by juanblzer, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. juanblzer

    juanblzer 1/2 ton status

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    I recently found a site that boasted they sold a kit for the 14 bolt that was complete! (it came with everything needed to do the swap...other than brake fluid). The problem is I forgot the site. IT was a really good price too.
    It was a link from this website so maybe someone can help. I know its NOT:
    tsm
    stainlesssteelbrakes
    offroadunlimited
    sky mfg
    diy4x
    bluetorch mfg
    shakerbuilt

    anyone?
     
  2. 55Willy

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    was it blackwidowperformance?
     
  3. K5Chris

    K5Chris 1/2 ton status

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    why pay shipping (and markup) on 50 pounds of stuff you can go get at your local parts store? i can get you some part numbers if you need.
     
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    I would have said it was ORU since that used to be thier sales pitch (your disclaimer leads me elsewhere :dunno: ).
     
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    hey k5chris i'd like the list please. am looking into the next minimal cost buid for my k5. thanks in advance.
     
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    all you should need to buy are a set of caliper brackets (cheap) and be good to go. not to hi-jack, but anyone know if the caddy calipers w/ ebrake will bolt in place of the 3/4 ton calipers? i have 3/4 rotors and calipers out back on my 14 and miss my ebrake. :( PN would be nice if its a direct swap?
     
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    Yes, they will. Have them on mine with e-brake hooked up.
     
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    And how well do they work?

    Most don't work very well. I'd strongly encourage finding another e-brake solution than the Cad calipers. I know they're easy and other ways are not, but I since I used to work in the brake industry I've been paying attention to this issue. More often than not those Cad calipers get a thumbs down in the long run. Initially they work great to OK, down the road a ways they cease working well and sometimes simply cease working at all.

    Back to our regularly scheduled thread.
     
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    I got the Sky Manufacturing brackets. They do not use spacers like the others I looked at.
     
  11. 55Willy

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    the only down side to skys is they are bent brackets, metal likes to retain it's shape so bending the metal does nothing for the set up. I'd rather run a full spacer like black widow performance does.
     
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    I know you said you wanted a complete, but just for reference I was able to gather the parts (most locally) for about $200.

    brackets: Ebay $50 (I actually used Kickin AZ)
    3/4 ton front rotors: AutoZone $25 ea.
    1/2 or 3/4 ton front brake calipers: $10 ea. AutoZone
    front brake lines 1/2 ton: $50 Napa (they were $40 at AutoZone)
    1/2 ton front brake pads: $15 AutoZone

    It is completely fair that a complete kit cost more money. It is just a question of how much more is fair.
    I had no e-brake with this setup.
     

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