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Old February 21st, 2011, 01:36 PM   #1
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Posted on the Axle forum not to much response. Just looking for some input on if it's really help w/ braking or not. On the other forums I've read about it having to change the prop valve, and others not. If you had to what would you change it to, a vehicle that has 4 wheel disk?

This is the bracket that I'm looking at instead of the bent ones and spacer ones.
http://www.greatlakeoffroad.com/GLO-...rsion-Kit.html
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Old February 21st, 2011, 03:32 PM   #2
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i know our local offroad shop does not like disc conversions. danny meyer 4x4 put my rear shoes on and adjusted them and they have been great better than a lot of the 4 wheel discs i have seen. i never have personally had them, but if i had the money i would probably try it just to see how much difference it would make. oh yeah and thanks for the input on my problems with my truck hoss i look forward to seeing how it goes with your disc brake conversion
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Old February 21st, 2011, 03:34 PM   #3
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i love my disc conversion
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Old February 21st, 2011, 03:39 PM   #4
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have disk on the 8.8 in my jeep. wouldn't trade it for anything. Disk brakes don't get clogged up with mud like drums do.
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Did you have to put a new prop valve on yours when you did the conversion?
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Old February 21st, 2011, 03:49 PM   #6
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nope im running my stock jeep stuff
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It is not absolutely neccessary to change your prop. valve. I put discs on the back of my tj and my buddy put discs on the back of his '72 blazer with a 14 bolt. We both felt it significately improved the stopping distance.
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nope im running my stock jeep stuff
Your name tricked me....thought you had a chevy!!

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It is not absolutely neccessary to change your prop. valve. I put discs on the back of my tj and my buddy put discs on the back of his '72 blazer with a 14 bolt. We both felt it significately improved the stopping distance.
Thanks, thats good to know!!
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i know our local offroad shop does not like disc conversions. danny meyer 4x4 put my rear shoes on and adjusted them and they have been great better than a lot of the 4 wheel discs i have seen. i never have personally had them, but if i had the money i would probably try it just to see how much difference it would make. oh yeah and thanks for the input on my problems with my truck hoss i look forward to seeing how it goes with your disc brake conversion


If you haven't run disks don't try to give advice on the subject.


I ran 3/4 ton chevy disk parts on my 14, if I remember right I opened the prop valve and removed the piece that held residual pressure to the rear.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 04:02 PM   #10
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I had a 1979 blazer with a 12bolt rear that I did a disc conversion on. I did not change the valve. I used front dana44 rotors, s-10 calipers, and weld on brackets that I baught from a chassis shop in Muskegon. It worked great. If you want a parking brake use cadi calipers. Most chassis shops sell weld on brackets to fit almost any caliper. I paid less than $30 for the brackets.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 06:14 PM   #11
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It is not absolutely neccessary to change your prop. valve. I put discs on the back of my tj and my buddy put discs on the back of his '72 blazer with a 14 bolt. We both felt it significately improved the stopping distance.
x2, swapped the proportioning valve after the upgrade just to see the difference.

started with a 12 bolt/ drum setup with 35s.... upgraded to 14 bolt with discs and with H1's and 38s.
I think it stops better then the 12 bolt setup did.

the proportioning valve was a difference but can be done later.
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Right now my blazer doesn't stop the best, when i had the manual in it i could use the tranny to help stop in. But now w/ a bbc and auto tranny it's gonna be ever harder to stop. it also needs some brake work up from too. I already have the biggest bore master cylinder on it as well.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 03:36 PM   #13
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in my opinion i think that disc brakes will help stop your truck a lot better. yes i know i dont have that much experience with disc brakes, but from what i have been told and what danny meyer said to me is that sometimes disk brakes work too well and create skidding in the rear on the road more so than drum brakes do and thats why i decided to stick with drum brakes instead. but i think for hoss's application disk brakes would work better. from the information he gave. i think next time i need brakes i will definately go with disc brakes because i have heard some good about them recently

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Old February 22nd, 2011, 04:37 PM   #14
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Put discs on my Tahoe when we swapped in the 14 bolt SF. They work great. me and Matt2500HD on here made them at work one day. Still running stock prop. vavle.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 09:25 PM   #15
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I did a setup on a 14 bolt using 2500 hd rotors that slid on over the hub ass. Then we used chevy b body calipers with some allstar weld on brackets. Had less than $100 in the whole setup. We used a master from a mid 70's corvette with the stock prop valve. Worked very well on a 6500# truck.
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It's BRAKES not Breaks.

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check out a hydroboost setup mebe in conjunction with your quest for discs?
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 03:09 PM   #18
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Offroadesign.com has a bolt in disk brake builders kit
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I disc brake'd a rear 60, and used an adjustable proportioning valve. cost like $30.
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Offroadesign.com has a bolt in disk brake builders kit
Ya did you see the price tag.....$150! I'm gonna be going w/ the great lake offroad ones, they are only $66 and don't require the spacers.
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