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    10.25 disks

    Im so sick of the drums on my 92 f250. this will be the 3rd set in 4 years.. they continue to adjust to tight and are always rubbing. once a week i have to back the adjuster off. Also the only time my parking brake actually hold is when they are tight enough to smell... I did the first set, a friend who does heavy trucks did it the second time. When they were somewhat right they wouldnt be even and one side would lock..

    So disks. who makes the best conversion set? I was looking at the ruffstuff and lugnut kit.
    My main issue is the parking brake. Im in fl so theres only 2 times ill need it. i need it is when i get out of the truck on a slight incline, Im sure just about any proper functioning brake should hold for that. I also will need it to hold at boat ramps. I carry a block for a tire and turn the wheel before getting out, But I need somthing that will hold without having to shut the truck off and put it in gear.
    The parking brake upgrade looks to be about 200$ how well does that actually work? or should i just get a good line lock with that money. the longest the parking brake might be on is a hour.
    Proportioning valves ill need one right?
    It has a d60 front and hydroboost now.

    #2
    Most of the kits use the same front chevy calipers. I haven't tried the caddy e brake caliper but have heard it doesn't work very well.
    I would do ball valve line lock and carry a block.

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      #3
      Finding an E-350 from a van should be pretty cheap by now. It has everything you need. Then just a master cylinder swap.

      Pretty easy swap.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Tiha View Post
        Finding an E-350 from a van should be pretty cheap by now. It has everything you need. Then just a master cylinder swap.

        Pretty easy swap.
        e 350 master?

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          #5
          Originally posted by Tiha View Post
          Finding an E-350 from a van should be pretty cheap by now. It has everything you need. Then just a master cylinder swap.

          Pretty easy swap.
          You've done this swap?

          All the e brake stuff bolts up?



          The other option is just grab a 10.5" and have the hubs machined. Then you run the E350 rotors.

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            #6
            Yeah, can't remember the E-brake cables if I had to swap them or not, but E-350 axle and master cylinder. Pretty easy swap.

            I think I had to swap the back two e-brake cables, the ones that attach to the backing plate.

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              #7
              I forgot something important. You have to move the spring perches.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Tiha View Post
                I forgot something important. You have to move the spring perches.
                I was really close to calling you out on that but I assumed you were talking about just swapping the brakes themselves.


                The E-series rear end is a D60 which is a massive downgrade over the 10.25. If you get a DRW one it's a 70 which is at best a horizontal move.

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                  #9
                  I ended up buying the lugnut4x4 kit. it went together pretty good. I just need to hook up the parking brake

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by arse_sidewards View Post

                    I was really close to calling you out on that but I assumed you were talking about just swapping the brakes themselves.


                    The E-series rear end is a D60 which is a massive downgrade over the 10.25. If you get a DRW one it's a 70 which is at best a horizontal move.
                    I thought he just ment the brakes. the kit i bought uses e350 rotors.

                    for a axle swap, why not just use a newer 10.50?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by ANGELO View Post

                      I thought he just ment the brakes. the kit i bought uses e350 rotors.

                      for a axle swap, why not just use a newer 10.50?
                      99+ Trucks are 8x170 lug pattern.

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                        #12
                        I thought he meant the whole brake set up also. Swapping a sterling for a D60 in a tow rig is pretty dumb.

                        As afr as the 10.5. You can just machine the hubs to 8x6.5 and run the same E350 rotors we've mentioned.

                        I actually have a complete E350 axle here, I'll have to look at it and my 10.25 a little closer to see if the backing plate flange looks even remotely similar. Iirc, it doesn't.

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                          #13
                          Just a heads up sd e350 vans are 8x6.5 up till 03-05,I don't remember exactlywhen they changedthem.i have rear disk on my truck and used 02 e350 rear rotors.

                          Trucks were 8x170,but vans were still 8x6.5

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                            #14
                            Good info in here. I'm like the OP and fed up with the rear drums on my F250. Pretty sure one of the linings came unglued last week. Heard a brief grinding sound coming out of the rear and then the pedal got lower. Fuck those drum brakes!

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by ANGELO View Post
                              I ended up buying the lugnut4x4 kit. it went together pretty good. I just need to hook up the parking brake
                              Ive been trying to decide between it and the Ruffstuff kit. Did you end up having to use the spacers with the caliper mounts? I really want to give the Electric Tesla calipers a go for ebrake purposes though.
                              88 Ford F-turd50 IDI Crawler

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