Just finished putting together TSM MFG. Rear disc conversion on my 14 bolt full floater. Alot cheaper than other the other kit ive seen.
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!
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.
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).
pics of the V30 which is still for sale or possible trade.
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?
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