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Rear Drum to Disc Brake Conversion Kits for Dakotas and Durangos

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I am making this thread to see if there is any interest for a rear disc brake kit. It fits both the 8 1/4" rear and 9 1/4" rear. The best part of all it will clear 15" rims so no need to do the 03/04 disc conversion that doesn't fit a 15" wheel.

Here is the kit: http://www.tsmmfg.com/2552.htm

Still working out the details but so far it is 20% off of 3 or more orders. So we only need three people to make this happen. I am one of the three so we actually need two at the bare minimum.

If interested just post up or PM me.

Again I'm still working on the details but so far it's 20% off three or more orders. We can get more than three people in also if the interest is there.

1. Last_in
2. t vago

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Count me in.
I would need the kit plus the parking brake calipers (p/n 3110), S/S flex lines (p/n 3702-8), and parking brake cable extensions (p/n 3111).
Keep in mind, folks, that not only will these discs have better stopping power than the drums that will be replaced, but your truck engine and drivetrain will also have an easier time of rotating the rear wheels.

Instead of having to spin up 50 pounds worth of brake drum (2 each 11 inch drums at 25 lbs apiece), they'll will only have to spin up about 30 pounds worth of brake disc. According to my college physics-based estimate, that's worth a gain of about 0.5 MPH for a 1/4 mile run, for a perfectly stock engine. That translates into a gain of about 5 HP, which isn't much by itself. However, this gain is on top of the gain realized by reducing unsprung mass, and the gain from having disc brakes over drum brakes.
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