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E-Brake Calipers vs. Driveline Brakes – Pros and Cons

Are you converting the rear drum brakes on your truck over to disc brakes? If so, you might be wondering how you’ll configure your emergency brake after the conversion. You have a few options, but today we’re going to talk about the two most common solutions to this problem: Adding “E-brake calipers” (aka parking brake…

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Rear Brake Line Upgrade – What Length Do I Need?

Have you spent some time recently studying how your rear brake lines are routed? Often it’s not something people consider. Fortunately for you, we’ve taken a look. This post will help you determine what length your new brake hoses should be. OEM Solid Axle Brake Line Routing Almost all solid rear axle vehicles have similar…

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How to Diagnose a Failing Emergency Brake

When it comes to off-road driving, your truck’s braking performance is extremely important. Not only when controlling your truck on steep or rocky sections, but also when you are parked. When your emergency brake (also called e-brake) fails, it can make some off-road situations pretty dangerous. For instance, if you winching somebody, or are an…

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Not All Eldorado E-Brake Calipers Are The Same

As many people know, the 1976-1978 Cadillac Eldorado came with a rear disc brake caliper very similar to the JB6 or JB7 caliper found in many heavy duty trucks. However, unlike the standard JB6 or JB7, the Eldorado caliper also included a clever parking brake mechanism.  These Eldorado calipers are almost exactly the same size as the…

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The 3 Most Common Disc Brake Conversion Issues and What To Do About Them

Upgrading to disc brakes comes with some great benefits: They include greater stopping power (even in bad weather), easier and more infrequent maintenance, and longer life. However, you can only reap those benefits if you have a high-quality disc brake conversion kit that’s installed correctly. Do you believe that your new disc brakes aren’t performing…

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How To Do A 14 Bolt Swap and KEEP Your Emergency Brake

Swapping in a 14 bolt axle is a popular modification among off-roaders. One of the downsides to the mod is losing the vehicle’s emergency brake (aka e-brake or parking brake). This is because either: The 14 bolt axle isn’t compatible with the e-brake on the vehicle it’s going on. The swapper is upgrading to disc…

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Why Should You Convert to Disc Brakes

The benefits of disc brakes over drum brakes may shock you. They’re easier to repair, provide greater stopping power, and last longer than drum brakes. Drum brakes are cheaper, which is why your car may have them from the manufacturer.

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