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Old 09-23-2006, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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14 bolt FF disk brake

wondering what websites or parts that other pepole have used to do a disk brake conversion on CORP. 14 BOLT FF. I have striped off the drums and am ready to order.... have been considering TSM kit ...... ANY IDEAS
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Old 09-23-2006, 10:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 09-24-2006, 05:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Greatlakesoffroad. He is a vendor on this site. He has what you need and will take good care of you.
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Old 09-24-2006, 07:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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http://www.blackwidowperformance.com has full kits.
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Old 09-24-2006, 07:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If you need just the brackets talk to Gravel Maker or go look at www.ruffstuffspecialties.com
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Check out this great link from Billa Vista. It has all of the info you need to do the swap right and cheaper than buying a kit. You can use a weld-on bracket from Ruff Stuff Specialties or their sweet bolt-on adapter that uses the calipers and rotors that Billa Vista did.
That is the setup I will be running on the 14-bolt I picked up this past week.
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Old 09-24-2006, 08:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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TSM and Blackbird are both overpriced so far it isnt even funny.
GreatLakeOffroad is THE man for brake conversion brackets.
I have never purchased from him but I have had similar brackets custom laser cut so i know what is involved.
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Old 09-24-2006, 05:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ruffstuff has lots of brackets and perches for cheap.I will be ordering my diskbrake brackets from them.They are 3/8" and have a bend so you don't need the spacers.
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Thanks for all who gave me props here and as always its nice to see the other vendors of this board taking a professional nuetral stance. Just to give you guys an update. I am no longer using DOM tube spacers (and to answer another question no it is not because they ever sheared off bolts ) We have actually been in the process of refining all our products due to wanna bees copying our original designs. And since I am in the laser/fab business we are now taking up the space w/ 4 small angles that have been laser cut for a precise fit and welded to your brackets. What does this mean? Well for one it means no more having to use a BFH to try and get a bent bracket to line up correctly only to have your pads wear at a quick uneven pace. Would the pads not lining up correctly cause bad braking performance? The answer is yes and in the long run more money from your pocket. Not to mention thick formed steel typically develops minute cracks at the bends that can stress and fracture over time. New low pricing to be released soon. Thanks guys, Shawn
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have the brackets from Ruff Stuff Specialties and they seem to work pretty well...I like the bend as well. They don't come with bolts though. For rotors you can just get the fronts from an OOBS Chevy 3/4 ton at a parts store, I think I used the ones for an '80 model. You can you either the calipers and pads from the front of the same model truck or if you want a built in e-brake get the calipers/pads for a 76-78 Cadillac Eldorado.
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Old 09-24-2006, 10:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You guys are in the dark ages, as always the latest greatest tech is on the binder board


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Old 09-25-2006, 06:19 AM   #14 (permalink)
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can you explain why he didnt just use the new dodge axle under his ride instead of adapting the brakes?
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Old 09-25-2006, 07:03 AM   #15 (permalink)
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can you explain why he didnt just use the new dodge axle under his ride instead of adapting the brakes?
Too bad you couldn't think of it, but here is a radical idea. Why don't you ask HIM?
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Did you use diy4X.com's Dana 70 disc conversion kit on your 14 bolt axle? Just curious to your set-up and the hub dimensions. Anybody have input on hub dimensions for a 14 bolt/Dana 70 if they are different?
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
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In case anybody is wondering why i asked for hub dimensions i reckon i should say the diy4X.com Dana 70 disc conversion kit comes with a rotor said to be larger hub diametered.

"This kit will include the rotors as well. The rotors are not an off the shelf item. Dana 70 hubs (that we have seen) require a larger center hole. This is the reason for non standard rotors. Rotor availability is no problem we have them on the shelf now! This kit uses the same caliper as our 14BFF kit. A 76-78 Eldorado caliper or a 71-87 GM 3/4 ton 4x4 front caliper."
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TSM and Blackbird are both overpriced so far it isnt even funny.
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In case anybody is wondering why i asked for hub dimensions i reckon i should say the diy4X.com Dana 70 disc conversion kit comes with a rotor said to be larger hub diametered.

"This kit will include the rotors as well. The rotors are not an off the shelf item. Dana 70 hubs (that we have seen) require a larger center hole. This is the reason for non standard rotors. Rotor availability is no problem we have them on the shelf now! This kit uses the same caliper as our 14BFF kit. A 76-78 Eldorado caliper or a 71-87 GM 3/4 ton 4x4 front caliper."
Looks to me like this is an OLD install photo. Back in the day before we started bending the 14BFF brackets. I see some spacers on the backside.
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Another vote for Shawn at Greatlakesoffroad.

Got mine from him, perfect fit.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:18 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Be careful what year 14 bolt FF you get. mine is out of an <84 and it has a slightly larger diameter between the backing plate mounting and the spindle. This caused my spacers to not work so instead i got some 3/4'' x 1/2'' I.D out of galvanized 1/8'' steel tubing. Its not a big deal,Just an issue you may encounter.
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This thread was bumped from 2006. I think it is an old install photo for sure.......
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