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Re: cheap rear 44 disc upgrade
I asked this question before and this is the response I got.
"I went to the local speed shop and got weld on brackets for GM Intermediate calipers, I used rotors from a Blazer (6 lug) and calipers from a 78 Blazer. I got the rotors and calipers from AutoZone for $80 total and the brackets for $18. Do not use any caliper with parking brake provisions!!! They cost a buttload of money up front. For a 5 or 8 lug conversion, just pick a vehicle (GMs cost the least) and go to AutoZone, NAPA, etc and ask to look at the rotors and calipers for that vehicle. Then imagine putting the rotor on the inboard side of the rear axle flange. IF it will work- also purchase the wheel studs for that vehicle. I used air pressure to hold the caliper shut while I welded the brackets onto the axle tubes- but that is just what worked best for me. With a little creativity- you could have disk brakes for about $100. Good luck, and let me know if you have other questions I can answer for you. Luke"
I figure that just about says it all...one more thing to do to those axles in the back yard...!
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