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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-26-2001, 09:29 AM
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rear disk brakes

I'm new here and I know this has probably been asked before but I need some help. I've got a '78 K-30 with the original 10 1/2 14 bolt rear end. I want to put rear disk brakes on it and would like to hear from someone who has done it. I know ORU and TSM sell kits for the new style and I have E-mails to them asking if they can do the old style. My question to those who have done it is what exact parts did you use? I've got many conflicting responses from people on this and want some input from someone with a working system. Thanks for your time, k in ohio

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Re: rear disk brakes

check out the chevy pages...there's an install and review there.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-26-2001, 11:53 AM
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Re: rear disk brakes

Thanks for your reply. I had seen that review and it is a nice article. I've emailed them and am waiting on a reply. I believe they are showing the new style 9 1/2 14 bolt. Mine is the 10 1/2 that you can remove the pinion out the front of the diff. case.(6 bolts) I was told this would make a diffence but maybe not. It does have full floating axles according to the info I have so I might have been mislead. Thanks again, K in Ohio

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-26-2001, 12:17 PM
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Re: rear disk brakes

No the one they are showing is a 10.5 ring gear ff 14 bolt. I used the TSM kit, the kit is a little revised from when ORC installed it but it is very simple and reletively cheap compared to ORU's price of 899.95. With TSM you need to buy calipers, brake hoses, Brakes pads and an adjustable proportioning valve. My total i think came out to just a little over half the cost of ORU's kit, and took me less than 2 hours total to complete. Anyone who buys ORU's kit is nuts! Go with TSM.

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