90% certain I already upgraded to the 1" bore master cylinder, if anyone remembers feel free to chime in, I know I replaced it but can't find receipt
Looking at sky's site there must be a difference in how the rotor fits up as they sell different rotors for 79-85 and 86-95. They do not offer a complete kit just pieces parts which to make a complete kit would be about $470 which is a bit more than the TG kit but still not bad if it actually improves the braking
ok disck swap is easy.
the bracket from sky
1995ish full size chevy 4x4 std cab sht bed rotors need to boar out centers
and front break lines off this truck should mount to need calipers
pull apart list
early 90s chevy car front calipers and pads and hardware
you should be out under $200 and a 1in master isnt going to cut it with chevy calipers. my truck was born a v6 so it had the 13/16 master and couldn't bleed them.
$80 from sky
$50 for rotos from napa for the pair will need center hole enlarged
$18 for pair used calipers and hardware from pull a part and pads if they are in good shape
$30 for brand new pair of brake lines to adapt to chevy calipers from napa
brings grand total to $178 sure beats trail gear prices
i have an extra 30 into the chevy master and made the adapter at old work were i had full access to a machine shop. the lines will need re flared to and new fittings to match chevy fittings
I need to do this too.....i was washing mine last night and realized that somehow i managed to smash the backing plate that the shoes mount to inwards toward the drum....it is almost tacoed in half.....how the hell did i do that
todd its was done by a rock lol. but the swap is pretty straight forward. i dont have any residual valves in mine dont see the need for a trail truck. but stops great from about 45mph. only thing is make sure you use the correct rotors or youll have the problem i have. std cab sht bed 4x4 rotors are 1in thick all other cab and bed combo uses thicker rotors didnt know untill i had rotors mounted and pads didnt fit so i ground the extra pad off to fit.
Just a note. I bought the cadillac calipers for the parking brake, and there is no way at all to attach the cables. The stock parking brake cable has to pull perpendicular to the wheel, the cadillac calipers are setup to pull parallel to the wheel. I just spent 3 hours trying to find a writeup on how to make them work. I only found one, and lots of fabbing of brackets was required. So I think spending $130 on the cadillac calipers vs. $24 on the monte carlo was a bad idea.
Scott, When you did the master cylinder upgrade, did you loos all movement in the brake pedal? I bled the brakes and now the pedal only moves like 1/2". It's good and firm, just barely any movement. Just wondering if this is normal or if I have a problem somewhere.
Overall, I have to say this was all a big waste of money. The brakes worked so much better with the factory drums in the back, plus I had a parking brake. The only benefit to going with discs in the back would be not having to clean the drums every couple of wheeling trips.
So, after having some bad luck with the Trail-Gear long spline kit for my front driveshaft, I started looking for other options. Here is what I have found.
These are all build your own options.
1. Square shaft using receiver and drawbar stock.
2. Marlin Crawler...
its mentioned that clearancing the inside of the knuckle may be required. Is this for clearance to slide it in? Or is it for it to be able to pivot around once in there?
mine slides right in and appears to be fine (with everything disassembled) do I need to grind anything or as long as...
Ok here is what I need . I'm really starting to think long and hard about wheeling. I have always wanted to build a tub Chassis but I dont have the time our no how to bend all that tub so If any one could help me out in finding a chassis that is cool as shit but is not a mill bucks Jed and...
Anybody make replacement cab floor panels? My drivers side is starting to look dangerous
Jc Whitney has passenger side but no driver side listed and it looks like that manufacturer no longer makes them
I'm running rears up front with budbuilt shackles on 35" tires and have so far been using diy packs using everybody's used/worn out packs which quickly sag and have me sitting on my bumpstops
riding on the bumpstops is getting old so I think I'm gonna buy new packs, I'm debating between...