I bolted a set of blazer rear disc brakes directly on to my 8.5 rear end. All I did was rebend the hard lines and transfer the tabs that hold on the hose to the axle tube.
details guys, we need details. and pics. are you using the 4x4 or 2wd brackets on the axle? which rotors, 4x4 or 2wd? have you hooked up the parking brake cables? all help is appreciated.you can pull the fronts AND the rears from a 98-2005 S10 Blazer 4x4 4-door. hell, you can pull the whole front spindle and bolt it in (on a 5th gen El Camino). on the rears, you will have to cut the top of the wheel cylinder mounting tab off, drill 2 holes, then bolt the rear disc on. plenty of videos on Youtube showing that.
So here is something I don't quite understand. The "LS brakes" come from new body style Camaros. I have never seen a new Camaro in the junk yard. S10 Blazers are stacked in the junkyard like cord wood and you can get nearly-new parts from them for cheap. So what makes the "LS brakes" worth any extra money or effort for the same brakes you could get from an s10 blazer? What are the differences? I am honestly asking.Here's a video that had been done by Skip (LS Customs?) who had been a member here several years back.
Here's very thorough and detailed. He actually did these videos in a series.
Please correct me if I'm wrong here, but wouldn't the caliper get crushed between the axle and frame if mounted in the front?So on a body axle the caliper would have to be clocked to under the axle. To do that use a 4wd caliper bracket and swap them sides to put the caliper on the lower front of the axle.
Possibly, but that relies on a few things. Mine are mounted on the top rear of the axle and only have about 1" of clearance. On the front, The clearance would be nearly the same. In fact, the frame is nearly the same distance from the axle on the upper 180 degrees. By that I mean, if you draw a horizon line through your wheel hub facing down the tube of the axle and imagine "0" is perpendicular with the horizon line, anywhere you mount the caliper to the top of the axle tube, from 271 to 089 degrees, it has the same chances of frame interference. This can be mitigated by either moving the caliper outboard of the frame (the Foxbody 8.8 axle is 1.75 inches wider than the stock gm 7.5 axle) or to the underside of the axle, the lower 180 degrees. Since the shock mount would interfere with the caliper on the lower rear of the stock or any substitute axle, the only option is to move it to the lower forward area of the axle from 180 to 270 degrees, where the emergency brake cable exits on the stock axle. This would avoid any interference with the frame or axle. It does make it vulnerable to road debris but that is the only danger I can see. If your wheels are wide enough this is also minimal. For the emergency brake cable, if you use the 4wd caliper brackets/backing plates and swap their sides the cable can enter the stock direction but on top of the axle with no danger of frame interference.Please correct me if I'm wrong here, but wouldn't the caliper get crushed between the axle and frame if mounted in the front?
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