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Who's got a bigger brake? D60 vs IFS 2500

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pookster, May 27, 2004.

  1. Pookster

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    Who\'s got a bigger brake? D60 vs IFS 2500

    Trying to check for rim clearances.
     
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    Re: Who\'s got a bigger brake? D60 vs IFS 2500

    D60 are way bigger than 2500 IFS.
     
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    Re: Who\'s got a bigger brake? D60 vs IFS 2500

    My 99 K2500 front rotors measure in at 12.5" if that helps. This was measured with the rim on so I could be off a 1/4".
     
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    Re: Who\'s got a bigger brake? D60 vs IFS 2500

    I'll compare my '03 2500HD to the Dana 60 tonight.
     
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    Re: Who\'s got a bigger brake? D60 vs IFS 2500

    If this is the case, shouldnt I easily be able to slip a pair of 15" wheels over it? THere are so many more deals to be had on 15" tires than on 16" tires.
     
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    Re: Who\'s got a bigger brake? D60 vs IFS 2500

    don't forget about the calipers !!! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Re: Who\'s got a bigger brake? D60 vs IFS 2500

    THought about that too. but if a d60 is "way bigger" and a measurement of the k2500's as being "12.5", Even if the caliper outer diamter added two inches, it would still be smaller than 15".

    However, of course, I failed to acutally think about how much the inner diameter of a 15" wheel is /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif.

    I gotta go measure that tomorrow.
     
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    Re: Who\'s got a bigger brake? D60 vs IFS 2500

    A Dana 60 caliper has something like a 3 1/4" piston, so if you're talking in terms of caliper size, there is little question.
     
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    Re: Who\'s got a bigger brake? D60 vs IFS 2500

    If you want I will check the clearance between the rim and the calipar on my K2500?
     
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    Re: Who\'s got a bigger brake? D60 vs IFS 2500

    If ya could please. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Who\'s got a bigger brake? D60 vs IFS 2500

    Keep in mind that saying "IFS 2500" is pretty generalized as I'm sure there are several variations in front brakes offered over the years. My '03 2500HD has maybe 1/8" clearance between the front calipers and the stock 16" rims, so there is no way a 15" rim would fit without a lot of grinding. On the other hand an late-80's 2500 with 6-lug rims could probably fit a 15.....
     
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    Re: Who\'s got a bigger brake? D60 vs IFS 2500

    Good point. Forgot that there were always variances.

    I am referring to the 4wd C/K 2500, model year 1992.

    im sure they increased brake sizes later on.
     

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