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Username Post: rear disc brakes        (Topic#196001)
Posts: 35
Loc: Indiana
Reg: 08-21-04
08-08-08 06:53 PM - Post#1495275    

Has anyone put rear disc on their trucks. I see classic performance sells a kit for $500 and I dont think its that important. But if someone knows a way to fabricate this using easily replaced parts from auto zone I might try it. Anyway any info will help. Thanks everyone

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08-11-08 07:51 AM - Post#1496825    
    In response to jermsjunk

It seems to me (IMHO) that rear disks are PROBABLY overkill for 90% of these trucks. If I had the option to get a CHEAP rear axle that would fit and had disk brakes, yes I would do it. Otherwise no.

Again, just my $.02

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08-11-08 10:49 AM - Post#1496963    
    In response to kevindtimm

Braking force - in general - is distributed between the front and rear axle at 70 percent at the front, 30 percent at the rear.

All the vehicle manufacturers know this, so they almost always use disks in front, drums in rear - because that is all that is truly needed. In addition, it's harder (more expensive) to put an emergency brake setup on a rear disk brake than to do it on a drum setup.

It is rare that you will need the extra braking force that rear disks can provide. Rear disk brakes are usually only used in racing applications or in lifted vehicles with larger tires (that need all the extra braking force they can get).

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08-11-08 04:40 PM - Post#1497208    
    In response to Vaughn

You dont really need it for the braking.. Thats for sure.. Only real reason is you want the look etc.. I can understand that on a show truck for sure. Probably the cheapest way to do it would be a rear axle swap..I think I have seen some threads on here about that before.. Get one with the brakes on it already and all you have to do is fab up the lines and e brake cables...

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08-11-08 05:45 PM - Post#1497268    
    In response to Carguy1965

I have a TSM kit on my truck and it stops on a dime.

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