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Drum brakes to caliper brakes.

Old 04-15-2019, 06:57 PM
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Drum brakes to caliper brakes.

I want to swap my rear drum brakes to caliper,what year of dodge rear diffs can I use for an easy swap on a 92 D250?
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Other then going with a rear disc conversion system, the other rear diffs out there will most likely cause your truck to have a wider track width. Most of the newer disc rear axles from...Dodge, Chevy, Ford etc are all wider then our old 1st gen's.
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I want to swap my rear drum brakes to caliper,what year of dodge rear diffs can I use for an easy swap on a 92 D250?
There isn't any really easy swap. Here is my rear disc conversion thread.

Disc conversion

Since this was done I have added an adjustable proportioning valve and an inline ball valve to keep pressure applied to the rear calipers for a parking brake. Mounted both of them in the floor of the cab outboard of the drivers seat. I'll have to try and get some pics. I've also done a hydroboost conversion which I absolutely love.
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I agree....going Hydro boost is a better choice then converting to rear discs.
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I agree....going Hydro boost is a better choice then converting to rear discs.
But I did both.
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The rearend in a first gen is narrower than the front a rear axle from a 05. 06 Chevy is the same with as a dana 60 dodge front and has factory disk brakes if you’re really wanting to upgrade you can buy a bolt on bracket for the front for 2 piston caliper and 14” rotors
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