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Okay guys I have been searching for a 2-piston caliper that will bolt in place of my Chevy single piston Large 1/2ton Caliper. I did a 5-lug conversion on my ford dana 60 and I don't like how the caliper fits. I have ground on the knuckle a little and the caliper some to get it to work for now but I am looking for a better solution. My brakes suck anyways so an upgrade would be nice. I have a ford 1/2 ton rotor on the 60 hub.

Here is the question: Is there a good 2-piston caliper to use from the factory. I don't have a problem making new brackets to mount something different. I have also seen some aftermarket calipers that fit in the stock GM bracket that would work but they all seem to be pretty pricey so I might as well get some wilwoods if I go that route. What do you reccomend?
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make new brackets that will hold a factory 2 piston ford caliper. your already using ford rotors so use the calipers that go woth that rotor. You will need to make new brackets as I am sure nobody makes these for a D60 rear.

I think you are talking about a rear but if this is a front, use the ford caliper brackets and the caliper will just bolt on.

I think would be the cheapest route to acheive what you want. the calipers from wilwood are a little more $$.

you could also make a new bracket and use another set of single piston GM calipers and make a dual caliper setup. This would be the ultimate PITA but you would have plenty of brake if you could move enough fluid to actually move all 4 pistons on that axle.

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howe makes twin piston aluminum calipers that bolt up in place of the factory chevy ones that are reasonably priced. check summit racing site or their owm site.
 

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Here is a realy easy way to get a dual piston caliper on a 5-lug conversion.

Convert it to 8 lug and use stock ford parts. Why are you reinventing the wheel here?
 

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Here is a realy easy way to get a dual piston caliper on a 5-lug conversion.

Convert it to 8 lug and use stock ford parts. Why are you reinventing the wheel here?

That is so helpful, I feel so much beter knowing that. So you can run 8lug with factory parts. Thats just crazy.:flipoff2:
 

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Here is a realy easy way to get a dual piston caliper on a 5-lug conversion.

Convert it to 8 lug and use stock ford parts. Why are you reinventing the wheel here?

Haha! Thanks! I guess you'd be refering to all the brake parts laying in a box in my garage eh? :flipoff2: That would be the easiest and the smartest and stronger but yeah why would I want to do that!!!
Well with $1800 in wheels I don't really want to change those. But also since I don't carry a spare normally I want to be able to use some elses 15" wheel is I need to.
 

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I guess it just depends on who you wheel with. Most of the guys I wheel with have 8-lug. $1800 in wheels:eek:
 

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I used late model t-bird/Lincoln LS calipers with ford 1/2 ton 5 lug rotors on my front 60. Running 15"mags with no grinding.
 

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I used late model t-bird/Lincoln LS calipers with ford 1/2 ton 5 lug rotors on my front 60. Running 15"mags with no grinding.

Great thanks that looks like a good set-up. I'll take a look and see what I can find on that. I'm guessing late 90's?
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I'm in the process of puting rear disk on a nine inch and I'm using a 04 f150 ft caliper and mount assembly they are dual piston to
 

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I thought about doing this setup a few years ago...

Whats your B.S.? i ran Ford duals on my 15"s....
That is an awsome setup and is made by diy4x but the stuf they make are for mostly fullsized rigs where weight is not a factor but for most that setup would slow your shit down because of all the damn weight:shaking:

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I bet it weighs less then a factory GM D60 caliper and bracket.
 

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make new brackets that will hold a factory 2 piston ford caliper. your already using ford rotors so use the calipers that go woth that rotor. You will need to make new brackets as I am sure nobody makes these for a D60 rear.

I think you are talking about a rear but if this is a front, use the ford caliper brackets and the caliper will just bolt on.

I think would be the cheapest route to acheive what you want. the calipers from wilwood are a little more $$.

you could also make a new bracket and use another set of single piston GM calipers and make a dual caliper setup. This would be the ultimate PITA but you would have plenty of brake if you could move enough fluid to actually move all 4 pistons on that axle.

JJ
I thought I've seen caliper like what you are talking about here but all the Ford dual pistons I can find online mount similar to a GM d60 caliper where they have a grooved bracket and no ears. Can you find a part number, application, or pic of what you are tlaking to?

J. J.
 

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What dia. rotor are you running with the Lin. LS setup?....and does in go inside 15" wheels? She looks sweet.:smokin:
 

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What dia. rotor are you running with the Lin. LS setup?....and does in go inside 15" wheels? She looks sweet.:smokin:
Stock '76-'93 ford 1/2 ton 5 lug rotors. Running 15" mags 4" backspacing with no grinding (stick on weights hit if ya stack them).
 

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make new brackets that will hold a factory 2 piston ford caliper. your already using ford rotors so use the calipers that go woth that rotor.
I'm still interested in finding a part number or application for that caliper you're speaking of here. I've been to the parts store and looked up a '78 1/2-ton and they're the same caliper as a Chevy. I've looked at a bunch of Ford calipers on napaonline.com and they are all single piston also. Of course, the 1-ton is dual, but it doesn't mount using eyes. It uses the wedge mounting bracket.

J. J.
 
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