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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-04-2003, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hey everybody:

I've been following your thread for 3 months now and am very impressed. I have not asked questions until now only because if I need something answered, the search usually brings up the answer. And adding my 1/2 cent worth would only add confusion to the person asking for help.

OK now my question. I have a 96 GMC sierra 1/2 ton with 6 lug 14 bolt GM rear end with 4.5? ger ratio. I've been researching getting a conversion kit for it but am getting kind of frustrated. My question is, what specifics should I be concerned with? Does anyone have a company I could call in the Phoenix Arizona area that would be able to answer my questions. I would prefer a bolt on application since my welding is very questionable at this point (still practicing). Thanks for any info [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]
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Re: disk brake conversion

Just what the doctor ordered.

Thanks Dr. Jason

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Re: disk brake conversion

Hey if you go this route please let me know how it goes. I'm looking to do the same with my '98 k1500 with teh 14-bolt SF rear.

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Re: disk brake conversion

I am having a hard time finding used calipers. I can find the ones without the e-brake but would much rather wait for the right ones. I'll keep this post updated as I have more. I'm gonna have to be patient. If any one out there knows of some used (rebuildable) rear brake calipers for a 76-78 ElDorado, Riviera, or Toronado. Let me know.

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Re: disk brake conversion

I take it you don't want to buy the parts offered on the web site? Or anything comparable (like through gmpartsdirect.com)?

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Re: disk brake conversion

I found the parts remanufactured for around $80.00 a piece plus the core charge. Core charge ranges from $70.00 (misprint?) to $15.00). That all adds up to just under $200.00 for the calipers. Its cheaper than tsmmfg.com but I was just checking around hoping to find them for under $100.00. I guess I'll just get the reman and eat the core charge.

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Re: disk brake conversion

Just give them any old calipers. Most of the time they won't even check to see if they are the same. Worth a try. Buy the new ones then take an old pair up there. That way they won't have anything to compare it to.

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