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Author Topic: My first HD  (Read 19195 times)

KODIAK

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2015, 07:16:21 PM »
DO you have duel piston calipers on rear ?

RPF207

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2015, 12:07:27 PM »
Nope, singles :(
1999 chevy HD 4x4 135.5" 6.5 nv4500 bw4470 Dana 70 HP 10 lug front

Due to recent budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off

KODIAK

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2015, 09:43:21 PM »
Some  H D  came from factory with Duel piston calipers front & rear it was a option  You  can up grade them your self just tell  the parts place you have the  Wrecker package

RPF207

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2015, 10:11:46 PM »
Yeah, I'll definitely be upgrading the rear to dual. Probably before the dana 70 gets a custom 14" rotor set up
1999 chevy HD 4x4 135.5" 6.5 nv4500 bw4470 Dana 70 HP 10 lug front

Due to recent budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off

KODIAK

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2015, 05:28:50 PM »
Yeah my99 4X4 crew cab HD  got posted in the  Image Gallery I put Dana 70 front in it  :)

Raymo

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2015, 08:34:08 PM »
Yeah, I'll definitely be upgrading the rear to dual. Probably before the dana 70 gets a custom 14" rotor set up

Thoughts on what calipers you'll be using yet? My '91 has some 8-lug 14" rotors, so that seems more than manageable. Haven't been able to put much more thought into it lately but seems easier to find a large caliper that bolts to a bracket rather than the slider set up we have now.
'94 3500-HD, Cummins, Getrag, NP205. Shortend rear frame with a Pickup Bed. Dana 60 front, stock 80 rear.

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KODIAK

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2015, 09:35:58 PM »
Yeah my 70 has duel pistons on it I will have to measure the rotors  they are 13 or 14 by looking at them

RPF207

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2015, 12:04:27 AM »
Awesome truck, kodiak! Raymo, I've done some research on upgrading dana 60 brakes(because there's not much to be found about the 70's) and People have swapped in 09 dodge 14" rotors, installed a custom cnc'd bracket and used a nice bolt on caliper like you said. Also duramax AAM rear rotors are candidates because both are 8x6.5 bolt pattern. I've been looking online for parts for my 4x4 swap, found my perches, ubolts, and spring plates at a great site called Barnes4wd.com. I'm also thinking of going with a high steer set up.
1999 chevy HD 4x4 135.5" 6.5 nv4500 bw4470 Dana 70 HP 10 lug front

Due to recent budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off

KODIAK

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2015, 11:21:41 PM »
Thank you My first HD

KODIAK

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2015, 11:24:45 PM »
What is on your 70 for brakes now ? single or duel piston ?

RPF207

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2015, 07:05:54 AM »
Singles :-\
1999 chevy HD 4x4 135.5" 6.5 nv4500 bw4470 Dana 70 HP 10 lug front

Due to recent budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off

KODIAK

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2015, 09:26:21 PM »
My  Crew cab HD 4x4 has duel piston   where my regular cab HD 4X4 has single piston on the 70 front

RPF207

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2015, 07:11:18 AM »
Pics of the parts I'm collecting here and there for the conversion....
1999 chevy HD 4x4 135.5" 6.5 nv4500 bw4470 Dana 70 HP 10 lug front

Due to recent budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off

RPF207

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2015, 11:30:01 AM »
Does anyone know how tall the rear lift blocks are on these 4x4 conversions?!
1999 chevy HD 4x4 135.5" 6.5 nv4500 bw4470 Dana 70 HP 10 lug front

Due to recent budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off

jd8420

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Re: My first HD
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2015, 03:04:56 PM »
My Monroe spring under 3500HD has 3" blocks.
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