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Old 06-04-2015, 12:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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smallest brakes on a rear dana 60

sorry this isn't 4wd related.
this is a dana 60 going in my 2wd s10 project.its going to be extremely narrow and you can see I cant even go narrower because the u bolts are right against the chunk.i would really like to keep 60 full floating hubs on it because the tires are 33 x 19.5 wide.
I have a set of bart 8 lug 15x14 inch wheels but the offset is only 3.5 of 4 inch.
this doesn't leave anything for brakes sticking out beyond the back of the wheel surface.
im wondering if I could get them recentered and run the smallest drums I could.
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heres a pic of the tires I will be using.the width just makes inside the bed so I don't want to force anything outward at all.
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Id try chevy dana 44 front rotors machined to a smaller diameter just big enough to clear chev dana 44 calipers with some home made brackets.
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run a flange on the DS and mount a pinion brake
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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run a flange on the DS and mount a pinion brake
I thought about that but wasn't sure how that would for stopping at over 100 mph!
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I thought about that but wasn't sure how that would for stopping at over 100 mph!
A brake on the drive-shaft get's the advantage of the diff ratio, so it'll grab as better than the same setup at the caliper

With an open diff it would work fine as long as you're not locking it up (at which point only one wheel will lock up and you'll lose even more braking force)

With a spool or locker it would work like normal brakes.

With an LS is would be somewhere in between.

If you have an open diff and break an axle you don't have any rear brakes.
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x2 on pinion brakes dana 44 might clear. or ford explorers are small and 15 in
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with tires like that I'm gonna guess there's a spool in that thing.

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Id try chevy dana 44 front rotors machined to a smaller diameter just big enough to clear chev dana 44 calipers with some home made brackets.
Just looked at this setup and there is less room then I thought. You could get 14.5" out of it but not much more, maybe 14".

What is your wheel inner diameter?
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actually what I ment to say was what would the narrowest brakes be that I could use.i would like to use these rims but they've only got 3.5 bs.i could afford maybe 3/4 of an inch beyond that but that's all.if I clock the calipers between the spring and the frame they will contact during compression if it sticks out too much.so what im really looking for I guess is an 8 lug rotor with the least offset from the wheel mounting surface to the area that the caliper squeezes.
if not ill just have to ditch the fullfloater idea and go back to the regular bearing and 5 lug.
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thanks for all of the replies.i thought it was a good idea at the time but after looking into it more closely ive decided to stick with 35 spline dana 60 semi floater axles with just one outer bearing.
I would need to get the 8 lug wheels recentered to at least 5.5 bs and I still need to buy a locker for the project.if I stayed with the full float I would need a 30 spline locker.this way I can go with a 35.
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Maybe I'm crazy, but it looks like there might be room for a caliper on the front of the axle between the leaf and frame, even if it sticks inwards an inch or two. Just make sure it doesn't hit the frame at full uptravel, or leaf at full downtravel and call it good with a common 1/2 ton chevy caliper setup.
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I thought about that but wasn't sure how that would for stopping at over 100 mph!
somehow I doubt it would be nhra legal?
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