Upgrade using this superior Classic Performance Products 6-Lug to 5x4. You'll enjoy the rhythm of modern stopping power afforded you with Stainless Steel Brakes cast iron or aluminum calipers unless otherwise noted , brake pads, rotors, and all necessary brackets, hardware, and bolts. Other wise the rear brakes will always be slightly engaged. Turn the axle to spin the brake rotor to ensure nothing is rubbing. Always pay a little more and get higher end product. You'll have dramatically improved power and reliability whenever you hit the brakes, and won't have to worry about your brakes anytime soon.
In order to do so on many older models, we need to digitize an actual vehicle corner, design a kit and then install it on the car for final fitment and performance checks. We have got you covered. The brakes work so well it is astonishing. Notice two nuts are placed onto the wheel studs to prevent the brake rotor from flopping. I bit the bullet and bought the Early Classic Enterprises kit. Keep the manual steering box that you desire. What we recommend is that you select the applicable wheel size below and review the available options.
The McGaughys C10 Big brake kits come in either solid or drilled rotors with bolt patterns 5x4. I run the setup as is and I do pizza delivery. Replace the differential housing, cover and refill the rearend with appropriate gear oil. The Chevrolet C10 full-size pickups were sold from 1960 to 1998 in the United States. Next, slide the caliper mount into place and bolt it up. One of the obstacles one can expect is difficulty removing the rear drums because they are rusted to the axle or excessively worn brake shoes have dug a groove and locked the shoes into the drum. When all of that is completed, you should take your truck out for a testdrive and be able to relax quite a bit more when you are behind the wheel.
Especially now that we are accustomed to front disc brakes and commonly four-wheel disc brakes on our late-model drivers. Like I mentioned before, please click and subscribe for more updates :. My original booster should work fine. If the single master-cylinder failed, the only hope was downshifting and yanking the emergency brake to scrub speed. The continued power and weight additions required more than the stock drum brakes from that time period. One minor thing - the instructions list all tools required, with no mention of a drill.
My ball joints and tie rods were in good shape so this seemed like the way to go since I got to keep all that stuff. It bolts right to the later model steering linkage without mods. Put the 73-87 ball joints into your stock arms, and put in the 73-87 spindle, newly made conversion tie rod, and you can start driving there. Click on the ProSpindle links above to see the details. Wilwood or our custom engineering partners can get you your brakes. Adding four-wheel disc brakes keeps him from plowing into the rear of a new Chevy. Front Spindles Included: No Master Cylinder Included: Yes Brake Booster Included: Yes Brake Hoses Included: No Quantity: Sold as a kit.
You'll reuse the pitman arm off of the manual box. Grease the wheel bearings and install them with the seal into each rotor, then slide the brake rotor onto the spindle and secure with the appropriate hardware. To remove the rear axles, the tin differential cover must be removed. Installed all the components and the brakes felt like manual. Product Description Classic Performance Products 6-Lug to 5x4. Our engineers are continuously developing new kits. Your hub for horsepower Get first access to hit shows like Roadkill and Dirt Every Day Join free for 14 days now No matter the motivation for maintaining six-lug wheels at all four corners, our friends at Classic Performance Products in Placentia, California, are ready with a complete six-lug four-wheel disc brake system that includes a dual-master cylinder with a power booster, and proportioning valve.
Note a buildup of gear oil varnish might need to be cleaned off before the center pin will come out. I don't think there is a better kit out there for a basic disk brake setup. Clean sludge from inside the differential. Make sure the brake caliper is properly centered. Now reconnect front and rear brake lines to the proportioning valve and to each front caliper. The six-stud rear axles will be reused, but new wheel studs are included in the kit. You may need to purchase new rotors, and should plan on replacing consumable items such as bearings, seals, brake lines, and brake pads.
I wanted to ditch the 4 wheel drum setup for a 4 wheel disc brake setup. Since many of these disc brake-equipped trucks are still around, they are a good source for spindles, rotors, calipers, and a master cylinder for a budget swap. I could have probably done the work myself in my garage, but then who would take the photos? There are three generations of the C10 with the first generation running from 1960-1966. Classic Performance Products offers four different color options for its brake calipers: red, black, silver, and blue. Well, McGaughys is the leader in C10 disc brake kits conversions! Other kits I had found needed adapters at the brake lines. Don't know what they did for hoses though. So how does one figure out what system you want for your car.
. Use the stainless steel included clamps to affix the brake line mounting bracket to the differential axle housing. We believe on my truck that the tie rods were swapped in my truck's past and were put on wrong. Order the model designed for fitment on your vehicle application—front, rear, or both. Thankfully reassembly is usually a snap if the following steps are adhered to. Get 73-87 outter tie rod. Speak to one of our brake experts at 805-388-1188.