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Thread: Rear discs

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    Trying to decide which one I should go with, I want to put disc brakes on the rear of my 90 burb to help slow my rapid decent down the Sierras when my truck is packed from rear door to front seat with camping gear and I'm pulling my trailer with two large quads. Anyway my question is should I go with a conversion kit or just find a rear axle already equiped with discs that will fit my truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landslide View Post
    Trying to decide which one I should go with, I want to put disc brakes on the rear of my 90 burb to help slow my rapid decent down the Sierras when my truck is packed from rear door to front seat with camping gear and I'm pulling my trailer with two large quads. Anyway my question is should I go with a conversion kit or just find a rear axle already equiped with discs that will fit my truck.
    First of all you should use your trailer to slow you down. Using your vehicle to slow down a loaded trailer is dangerous!
    If you find a rear axle or do a conversion remember you will need a different proportioning valve. I would price it both ways.
    Jim

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    i would go with a used axle and make sure your trailer brakes are set up correctly

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    Unfortunately no brakes on the trailer,12 ft single axle.

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    It's easy to add electric brakes. You can buy the whole backing plate loaded with brakes and actuator for about $75 per side last time I checked. I have a 12' travel trailer which I'm going to convert to electric brakes this summer.

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    Yeah, I would look into installing trailer brakes rather than taking a chance with the hydraulics on the truck! it will be cheaper too!

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