is the time to check everything over one more time. These
brackets are built to tight tolerances, and with different caliper
castings you may need to clearance the calipers or brackets slightly
to make sure to allow the floating calipers to function
properly. This is important - if the calipers will not float
properly on the pins, your rear brakes may not work. Re-check
your brake line connections, then add fluid and bleed the brakes as
normal. Bolt on your wheels and tires, check those brakes, and
take it for a test drive!
our application - on an 1984 Toyota truck with stock front brakes - we
found that the later model 1" bore master cylinder and stock
proportioning valve arm tied up under the bed let this rear disk brake
setup work great! On both road and trail, pedal effort is similar to
before, with increased holding power on both the road and trail.
Probably one of the biggest advantages of any rear disk brake setup is
elimination of the problematic stock rear drums in wet, dirty, or
muddy conditions. The rotors stay clean and continue to work on
the worst trail conditions.
trucks are different, and you may find that your rear disk brake setup
needs some additional items. If the brakes are just not as good
as you want them, you may need to upgrade to a larger master cylinder,
add a residual valve, or possibly adjust (or remove entirely) the rear
brake proportioning system. Be sure to also keep your local
codes in mind and add a proper mechanical operating emergency brake as
required by laws in your area.
got one of the early sets of brackets, but to help you along all
brackets are now being shipped out with a full set of instructions and
parts list to make rounding up the parts from your local parts store a
overall impression of these brackets is great! Sky-Manufacturing
is offering a rear disk brake option that can be assembled with their
brackets and new parts-store pieces for as low as $250, or they offer
all the parts in kit form on their web site to save you the time and
hassle of rounding up the parts on your own. I appreciate the
flexibility this gives us as consumers, and couldn't be happier with
the product, or the increased braking power!