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Old 07-05-2011
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I Now Have 4 Wheel Disc Brakes!

This past weekend we finally got around to installing my rear disc setup. I couldnt be happier. Im running drilled and slotted rotors front and rear with posi quite pads new brake fluid and new rearend fluid. Its a great improvement and wish i didnt wait as long to install them.

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Cool story bro buts where's the pics?
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I will try and post some tomorrow!

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Nice... looking forward to the pics!
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I know you were having a bit of confusion with the rear setup. Did it all make sense when you went to do the install? I'm really thinking about doing this myself.
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about time! I thought you had given up its been so long.

Now pics or it don't exist!!!!!
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I took just a couple during pics and no finished pics, I'll try and get some today.

I really gotta give a lot of the credit to my buddy Jace. I had no clue how to get the axles out nor how to reflare the lines so he took care of that for me.

Yes it was a lot easier once I got into it to see how it all went. The hardest part I think was finding lines that I didn't need adapters for. Bonaco made me a custom set for a great price.

I want to rebleed them one more time and I think that will help them just a little more but I couldn't be happier. It stops like a indy car now!

Stand by for pics!!

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We also did something that I havnt seen anybody else do. The piece you have to cut off the caliper bracket to allow you to slip it over the axle we bolt in place. Time didn't allow but we plan to weld it to the bracket so it 1 piece so it will be supported with 4 bolts and not just 3.

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Was it a pain to get the axles out? That's the one main part I'm not familiar with.
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I honestly don't know. My buddy did it and he only take a few mins to get them out. I was pulling the axles so I didn't really see what he was doing under the truck.

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We also did something that I havnt seen anybody else do. The piece you have to cut off the caliper bracket to allow you to slip it over the axle we bolt in place. Time didn't allow but we plan to weld it to the bracket so it 1 piece so it will be supported with 4 bolts and not just 3.

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Honestly, you'll just be wasting your time and materials to weld that little piece on. If you really want to do it, go ahead, but if you REALLY want to do it, just weld the caliper bracket onto the axle flange and not have to worry about any bolts at all.


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Was it a pain to get the axles out? That's the one main part I'm not familiar with.
It explains it in the discussion thread how to pull the axle shafts out. Its super easy to do.

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The next step is to remove your stock rear drum brakes. This means you need to put the truck up on jack-stands, remove the wheels and the drum. Then you'll need to either cut off the backing plate, or pull the axles to unbolt the backing plate. To do this, take off your diff cover, rotate until you see the small bolt holding the center pin in. Remove this and pull the center pin. Then push in the axles till they stop, and you'll see the c-clips to remove. Remove these then pull the axles out. Now unbolt the backing plate. Please note, you'll need an oil pan beneath the diff cover when you remove it, and you'll need to replace the oil once you reinstall everything.
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Sorry guys couldnt get pics today. Had a friend stop over with a 03 HD F-150 and i had to install some pillar gauges for him.

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We also did something that I havnt seen anybody else do. The piece you have to cut off the caliper bracket to allow you to slip it over the axle we bolt in place. Time didn't allow but we plan to weld it to the bracket so it 1 piece so it will be supported with 4 bolts and not just 3.

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Unless you are a really good welder and you have a good set up have fun welding that cast iron. You will prolly be able to get a bead on it but you wont have the penetration to really make the weld structural.

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I honestly don't know. My buddy did it and he only take a few mins to get them out. I was pulling the axles so I didn't really see what he was doing under the truck.

Wayne
I ussually just use my foot to kick out the axles.

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we never got pics.
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