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disc brake question

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by 320t, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. 320t

    320t

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    Sorry in advance if this has been discussed. Is anybody not running the backing plate when they convert to mini truck disc brakes on a 40? Are they even necessary? Pros and cons of not using the. UR .02 appreciated. Thanks Don
     
  2. short bus

    short bus

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    I'm not running the backing plate completely. But I did cut out the inner ring that bolts behind the spindle to keep the distance the same. And also cut off the part of it that the hard line mounts to, and mounted it behind caliper bolts. Tired of packing the backing plate with mud, and rocks. hope this helps.
     
  3. LC_Hamma

    LC_Hamma The Anti-Leafer

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    No biggie, I would route the flex lines close to how the stock setup looks. I would attach a brakeline clip to one of the rearward knuckle felt bolts so your flexline isn't hangin' low.