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Blazer brake upgrade question

Discussion in 'Chassis / Drivetrain / Suspension / Wheels' started by Happy camper, Jan 10, 2017 at 11:24 PM.

  1. pontiacgp

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    If it gives you a wider track it will have a better chance to rub on the sway bar and the plastic wheel housing in the back on full lock. The F body spindles I use put the wheels out about 1/2" on each side and that was noticeable on a full lock
     
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    A wider track would make it more prone to rub the sway bar? Seems like the opposite would be true.
     
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    It's similar to the effect of installing a longer pitman arm. You get more travel with the same input. I should point out I forgot my set up is different. I have no stops in my steering box. The stops on the lower control arm didn't help so I removed them and put adjustable stops.
     
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    Wider Track is less prone to rub the Frame and sway bar, but more prone to rub the fender lip and back of the inner fender.

    Choosing a wheel offset that DOESN'T rub the fender lip and back of the inner fender is what causes more frame and sway bar rub.

    I run 3rd gen F-body "rear" wheel offsets (+16mm) on the front because "fronts" (zero offset) rub the fenders.
     
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    98 and up s-series blazer 2wd is the only truck you can pull the bakes from.any trim package of the blazer will have 4wheel disc. the pickups no matter the trim package will have g body type spindle with single piston calipers in front and rear drum. dont waste time looking at any pickups.

    the stock blazer spindle will not change your track width. however belltech is the only company making blazer drop spindles. they will push your track width out approx 3/8" - 1/2" per side
     
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    Like I said zq8 trucks had 4 wheel disc
     
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    OK after reading I guess not all zq8s had 4 wheel discs. But all they plain s10s with zq8 RPO I've seen had them
     
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    i have done the blazer spindle swap using an adapter kit from Kore3 to fit corvette c5 brakes. there is no appreciable change in front track width.
     
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    That is good to know because the Stock Spindle C4 / LS1 / C5 brake conversions definitely widen the track between 5/16" and 3/8" per side.
     
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