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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-06-2008, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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I was working on putting samurai calipers and rotors on a toyota axle. doing so requires the mount to be built out of 1/2 inch plate. I was going to pick up the steel to do this but yesterday a friend gave me a aluminum semi truck frame rail. now I have to figure out wich to use aluminum or steel?

For those who are going to point out things such as 5 lug vs 6 lug and say stuff like use the gm disk and monte carlo calipers. I dont want calipers in the rear that are bigger than the front. causing bias problems.
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Having some experience with high-strength aluminum as used in truck frames I don't think you should have a problem. half inch is really sturdy in steel or HS aluminum. I would check them closely for a while though. you should have no problems! Good luck!
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I think it might work, but i believe my Spidey mounts were t6061 billet and from1" plate. 1/2" might be too thin.

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