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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-19-2001, 05:21 PM
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14FF, rear disc done.

Just finished putting together TSM MFG. Rear disc conversion on my 14 bolt full floater. Alot cheaper than other the other kit ive seen.
299.95 Kit
25.00 2 H.D Chevy Calipers
40.00 2 Quality Flex Line
10.00 for caliper pins and banjo bolts
6.00 synthetic brake fluid

about 385.00 total, if you decide to use an e-brake it would cost more.
As opposed to ORU charging 899.95.
Took me less than 2 hours to complete, i would recommend this product to everyone!



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Re: 14FF, rear disc done.

That sounds like a good setup. Not on the top of my priority list, but a good chance of getting done. Thank you for the recommendation.

If you know html, talk to Shawn about writing an article about it. There might already be one about a disk conversion, but there are about a million TSL articles. Bang out a comprehensive article with good pics would be nice. The last set of articles were not quite what I like, except of course for the bogger article. GOOD JOB bogger article writer (I forget who you are). Shawn pays $3 and a big hug for writing articles. Im gonna try and write one as soon as I do something original to my truck.

BTW - I checked out your web site, very nice layout. You have polls too! Wheeee! It's going on my permanent bookmark list.

1978 K20, 355, TH 400, NP 205, D44, 14FF, 7" Lift, 36" TSL Radials

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how much were the e-brake calipers, and what vehicle would they come off. I am getting ready to do a brake job on my truck, and would love better stopping power. I just thought of something. Wouldn't the new 14FF disk brakes from the new HD's fit? I mean the calipers at least since they have an e-brake already(i would think).

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oh, and it looks real good.

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Re: 14FF, rear disc done.

Does TSM have a website or catalog?

If it don't fit force it, and if all else fails get a bigger hammer!
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Re: 14FF, rear disc done.

Did you have to change your proportioning valve at all? I swapped discs onto my 12 bolt using the stock front stuff, but I get no pressure to the rear calipers and I guess my prop valve is stuck. I was told that some kits reccommend you go with an adjustable prop valve... did yours? Or come with it?

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Re: 14FF, rear disc done.

I did get the information from the GM tech board here at ORC, but the product had changed a little from the pics they show. No TSM doesn't have a website, i really think they should, they do have a catalog though (they make rear disc conversions for Pintos also .
Check out this link for ORC's installation (shows with e-brake calipers) and TSM's phone number(http://www.off-road.com/chevy/reviews/tsm/.

No the adj. prop valve doesnt come in the kit and you definately need one, the vehicle stops very easy with little input on the brake, but in a hard stop i almost found myself facing the opposite direction in the road. I will be ordering one very quickly. I also looked very hard at how the H.D's are set up and thought about going that route untill i priced the rotors at 399.95 from our parts dept. needless to say i stopped there. The H.D. im referring too is the H.D. braking system that was available back then

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