I'm building my own 8-lug wheel brakes for a rockwell front end utilizing a 1-ton d60 rotor, which is 1.5" thick. Wheel size isn't a huge issue, I'm running 17's. The issue is that the rotor places the caliper directly over the gihugic steering knuckle. That's why space is limited.Patoyee, what are you trying for? Are you tryng to get a caliper to fit under a 15" wheel? What axle setup is this going on? How big is the rotor? 1.5" X ?? (13",15",17") If you are running a 15" or 16" wheel and trying to squeeze a 13" or 14" rotor in there, you are really going to have a challenge to get a good,small brake caliper. If you give a little more info, maybe someone has tried what you are doing and has info that could help you out.
the ford F550 caliper is large and heavy. it has dual pistons and would work well for stopping such a large rotor, however it sounds like you are looking for a smaller size. you could try going to a heavy duty truck supply place and look at calipers for bobtail trucks. Maybe a Kodiak, Isuzu, International, and others. I am sure there will be something that would work for you there. I think you might have a hard time finding a caliper that will stop how you want in a small package.
Good Luck and post up some more info so we can try to help you out.
That rotor is only 1.3" thick. I suppose if I had the caliper I could try it and see, but none of the other 1.25" calipers I've tried have fit, so I'm sceptical.I think the rotors on my '95 3/4 ton Dodge pickup are 1.5" thick. The caliper looks reasonably compact and uses some sort of pins to secure it. It might be worth looking into for you anyway...
Dude! That sounds like really good advice!!!11!!!!11st guess I looked up was an 06 GM 3500 and it has 1.5" rotors and bolt on 2 piston calipers :gary:
On my '97, the caliper is single piston and the caliper won't clear the knuckle on the Rock. I know, I tried on mine.That rotor is only 1.3" thick. I suppose if I had the caliper I could try it and see, but none of the other 1.25" calipers I've tried have fit, so I'm sceptical.
According to napaonline, they are the same rotor. But I might need to check a different year Dodge. Do you know what year you may be referring to?IIRC isn't the Dodge D60 rotor a little thinner, but identifical in every other way to the Chevy 60 rotor?
That would get you a narrower 1T rotor to start with.