98~05 Blazer brake upgrade! DONE!

TURNA

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Yep looks like pass side is no good

reach out to timo22 on this site he may be able to help you
 

Goldhawg

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I think I'm going to do this mod as part of my upgraded suspension to my G-body. This obviously precludes using the Speedtech tall spindles (which require at least 18" wheels, which I don't want to do). I've heard how happy people are with those spindles for the transformation of the vehicle's handling. Are there other things that can enable this spindle to likewise work magic as part of an overall suspension package? I'm sure I'll be going w/UCA/LCAs with taller ball joints. For those that have done this swap, any other recommendations for amazing handling to go with the superior braking?
 

Streetbu

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Merely changing to these brakes will not affect handling at all. The ONLY benefit is for braking. Handling comes from adding in taller upper balljoints to change the camber curve of the suspension. Tall lower balljoints main use is to lower a vehicle, it does affect spindle length which helps camber curve, but no where near as much as changing the uppers to tall versions.
 

Goldhawg

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Mar 27, 2021
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Merely changing to these brakes will not affect handling at all. The ONLY benefit is for braking. Handling comes from adding in taller upper balljoints to change the camber curve of the suspension. Tall lower balljoints main use is to lower a vehicle, it does affect spindle length which helps camber curve, but no where near as much as changing the uppers to tall versions.
Thanks...I probably wasn't clear at my question. I recognize the blazer spindles don't help w/handling (only braking), just wondering if there is anything else others have done in addition to the blazer spindles to get closer to the awesomeness of the ATS spindle for handling. I will be looking to do the taller ball joints. Just wondering if there are other things to look for. I'm considering going w/a complete suspension package from one of the usual names (speedtech, ridetech, etc), but I was hoping in a thread w/40 pages that others might have some wisdom on add'l things to consider.
 
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Streetbu

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I have the RideTech setup with HQ coilovers. It rides and handles great! So much better than when I had cut lowering springs in the front. Use braided stainless hoses, change the master cylinder out for this one.
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