S10-Blazer rear disc conversion

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by woody80z28, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. Skip Fix

    Skip Fix Veteran Member

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    I used tabs like the JEGS ones from Speedway to add a flex line to the rear discs I have -basically a TA setup with "front" metric calipers on it.
     
  2. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    What did you do for a parking brake? Delete?
     
  3. Skip Fix

    Skip Fix Veteran Member

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    Delete! This is a race car.

    Although Wilwood now has a rear disc setup using the metric caliper and a inside drum/rotos E brake setup.
     
  4. 70 gsconvt

    70 gsconvt Veteran Member

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    Is this 11.6" rotor the biggest or best option money-wise for the rearends? Or is there a larger factory setup that can be fit? I have front and rear C5 Corvette calipers that I got off someone dirt cheap.
     
  5. Philip

    Philip Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The 98 - 02 Camaro brakes are 12" rotors. For most applications a 17" wheel will be needed to clear the caliper.
     
  6. 5spd540

    5spd540 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I have 16in wheels and 98 LS1 rears on my car
     
  7. Philip

    Philip Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Good to know, the Torque Thrust II in 15x8 almost fit when I installed my rear brakes, a spacer or caliper grinding would have been needed.
     
  8. 5spd540

    5spd540 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    My car has torque thrust on it
     
  9. 10-4onthe79

    10-4onthe79 New Member

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    Has Anyone had any issues with the wheel not centering itself on
    the axel flange after the rotor is installed? Everything bolts up just
    fine, but I find I have a little play in the wheel when the lug nuts
    are loose when the rotor is on and non when the wheel is mounted
    without the axel.

    It looks like the distance of the flange that is left is the same as the
    pics on this forum. I'm using TA snowflakes and maybe camaro wheels fit different?

    I've got a ton of pics posted here:
    http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=50695.0

    Somebody mentioned using concentric rings, has anyone tried this?
    Not sure how to proceed.
     
  10. Philip

    Philip Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    What you are experiencing is normal, the very end of the hub is a little smaller than the base where the wheel used to sit. Most after market wheels are not hub centric, the lug nuts will center the wheel hold it tight provided they are not bottoming on the studs. If with the nuts tight the wheel is loose the studs are too long.
     

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