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Allen Gordon

 
Joined: 11/23/2002
Posted 4/24/2007 via Website

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ok i have been doing some thinking(i know scary). big brakes are something everyone wants. well im building a blazer and i have done alot of research to get the biggest, and nicest brake system. well i have alot of info wonder if anyone would be interested in me doing a big post of my info
Brian Cauthen

 
Joined: 9/9/2002
Posted 4/25/2007 via Website

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i'd like to know where you find big brakes that don't cost a kidney on ebay.
Russell Crase

 
Joined: 5/15/2006
Posted 4/25/2007 via Website

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post it up, i like to learn any and everything that has to do with minis.
Allen Gordon

 
Joined: 11/23/2002
Posted 4/26/2007 via Website

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depends on what your kidneys worth. i was 780 for EVERYTHING starting with a bare spindle, Hibs, rotors, pads, bears, calipers, bolts, seals......u name it, its probably inculded in that price. I'll be stuck in engineering class all day, so I probably wont get anything posted until around 8 or 9 tonight
Cory Hussey

 
Joined: 10/16/2004
Posted 4/26/2007 via Website

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hey all, i have a set of 10.75" front brake kit for an s10. Its never been used, and i have it up for sale. You can probably go bigger like a 12", but you start getting into big money. make me some offers on my brake kit, just IM me. cory
Allen Gordon

 
Joined: 11/23/2002
Posted 4/26/2007 via Website

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Edited: 4/26/2007 5:36:14 PM by lunatiksblazer First off this information should only be used as a guideline. I hope to receive no hate message because something may have not worked for someone. With that out of the way, there are two ways to put large brakes on your truck. In the end result the final decision will fall on your shoulders. Probably the cheapest way, but not the way I choose. Take a stock brake rotor from a S10, and machine the actual brake surface off. This will in the end result leave you with just hub assembly. From this point you would able to rub corvette rotors that will slip over those hubs you just turned out of the original rotor. So far there would no problem, but next comes the calipers which from what I heard from friends are the problem with doing this. I know for a fact that if you run a single or dual piston caliper that the pistons are only on the inside there isn’t a problem. But when for say a 4 piston caliper is run, there are clearance issues with between the caliper and wheel. The only thing that would be left is take measurements to make an adapter for the caliper to mount to the spindle. My one friend that is building a 3rd generation Camaro, decide to run C5 Corvette brakes. He did his brake system exactly like the way described above. So these pictures are of the basic stuff that he used. Well, I personally wanted huge rotors, with big 4 piston calipers. After I did some looking around, and pricing out individual parts with came out to be well over a grand. So after some long nights on ebay, I seen a kit from Wilwood that is for 75 Camaro. The kit comes with billet hubs, 4 piston calipers, 12.19 2-piece rotors, pads, bears, studs, bolts, etc. Come to find out is the only major problem with this set up is that a 75 Camaro runs a smaller out bearing. Well the great thing I found out after being on Timken’s website for hours is that the race of the bearing has the same outer diameter of as a S10. So just knock the outside race out, and replace with a S10 bearing and race. There is also a simple modification that has to be made to the spindle but, the kit comes with directions and anyone with a cutoff wheel can take care of it. The kit does come with a mount bracket that the caliper bolts to, and than to the spindle. Basically throw it away and take the measurements to make a new one. Pretty sure most people can do that, but when I do mine I can most the cad drawing with dimensions. The kit I bought directly from Summit, I believe the final price was around $780 after tax and having them drop ship from Wilwood to me. So figure $800, and you should have your crazy front brake system taken care of. http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=WIL%2D140%2D8582&N=700+4294922533+4294822015+4294908216+4294908198+4294925067+4294783598+115&autoview=sku That’s the kit I am going to have on my blazer. I hope this can help someone out, if anyone has questions I am more than willing to try and help. Also if something I said is wrong, please correct me




Jason Ballard

 
Joined: 6/2/2000
Posted 4/26/2007 via Website

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Damn.. nice post.... I don't think the link is working properly but propz on the 411....
Allen Gordon

 
Joined: 11/23/2002
Posted 4/29/2007 via Website

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bump
JARED PACKER

 
Joined: 3/9/2005
Posted 9/13/2007 via Website

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what about runnin Rotors in the rear Allen? im gonna be rockina LT-1 and id like to stop lol
Allen Gordon

 
Joined: 11/23/2002
Posted 9/13/2007 via Website

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u talking lt1 in the dime or in the burb...let me know, got a few ideas we can work the bugs out on for your ride, i didnt need to worry about my rear...my irs has oem 4 pistons
chris mull

 
Joined: 7/15/2000
Posted 11/1/2007 via Website

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when i asked wilwood about this same swap i was told the new rotors would stick out about 1/2 to 1 inch on each side , just curious if you had the same problem?
TADD NORRIS

 
Joined: 9/19/2005
Posted 12/23/2007 via Website

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Edited: 12/23/2007 11:26:06 PM by RADD TADD i got the same for my blazer
jim bertram

 
Joined: 3/3/2005
Posted 12/24/2007 via Website

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i need a big brake kit, like a mofo
Tyler Portin

 
Joined: 10/24/2004
Posted 12/27/2007 via Website

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I can only find the kit for $827.95. Part #140-8582D Did the price go up or am I just missing something?
Scott B

 
Joined: 5/4/2003
Posted 12/27/2007 via Website

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I'd personally like to upgrade the rotors to slotted units and figure out what calipers i can use with some nicer pads. I have a blazer X rear for the truck.
Allen Gordon

 
Joined: 11/23/2002
Posted 12/27/2007 via Website

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first off guys im sorry i have not been the forums alot the 2nd engineering degree is killin me, work, and full chassis build aint much time. First: scott i think i have one of the rear ends laying around and i can take a look when i get a min and see what i dream up and pm you some ideas second: tyler the summit part number i got was WIL-140-8582 and there still $726 but so you know there 12.19 solid rotors the kit number you have is the crossdrilled and slotted, so thats your choice. well everyone id like to apologize for not helping sooner, but feel free to pm or post on here cause ill have the replies forwarded to my email...im finishing my rear end this weekend (keep your figuires crossed) and hoping to set body next weekend so if everything works out ill have pics up of the whole front brake system, and the bracket change that i haev to make since the bolt holes are diff on the s10 spindles then camaros i post a cad print of the bracket to help everyone.
Tyler Portin

 
Joined: 10/24/2004
Posted 12/28/2007 via Website

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Yeah thanks man, i'd be interested in what exactly you gotta do for the bracket too, thnaks again
Tyler Portin

 
Joined: 10/24/2004
Posted 12/28/2007 via Website

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Also, would the 3" offset hat for the rear end be too much offset? I've heard of people having to machine or grind some flange or something but i was looking at the Dynalite II bracket, steel 3" OS brake hat, Wilwood Dynalite 1.75" 4 piston 1.25" rotor calipers, and wilwood 11.75" x 1.25" drilled rotors from speedway motors for the rear, is there any reason that wouldn't work?
Allen Gordon

 
Joined: 11/23/2002
Posted 12/29/2007 via Website

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tyler pm me, but if u can wait till i have one of those rotor in hand ill give u every dimension you want....because i know wilwood does not list their kits for certain application its by offset and flange style so i wanted to look at one before i made this suggestion
Scott B

 
Joined: 5/4/2003
Posted 12/29/2007 via Website

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Thatd be awesome, I appreicate it, I know what you mean about being really busy, just whenever you get a chance.
Tyler Portin

 
Joined: 10/24/2004
Posted 1/5/2008 via Website

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Has anyone actually done the Camaro kit on an S10 yet? I'm ready to order it but I was hopin to see someone successfully do the conversion, mostly just the caliper bracket issue...
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