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Old 08-24-2011, 11:27 PM   #1
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They are saying they offer brake kits that will clear stock rims.
http://www.ssbrakes.com/ssbc-products/t ... p-program/

Which brakes do the SMB conversion use? These six piston calipers are for the F350 4x4: http://www.ssbrakes.com/commerce/detail ... ?nPID=8700

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Old 08-25-2011, 09:53 AM   #2
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Re: Big brakes

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They are saying they offer brake kits that will clear stock rims.
http://www.ssbrakes.com/ssbc-products/t ... p-program/

Which brakes do the SMB conversion use? These six piston calipers are for the F350 4x4: http://www.ssbrakes.com/commerce/detail ... ?nPID=8700

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Nice, want to do that someday.

Not sure for SMB Conversion but for an Older Quigley, I remember a few years back when I changed out the rotors for new ones, they had to re-order the rotors since the F-350, E-350 wasn't the same as the original.
Turned out to be F-450/ E-450, and this is on a older Ford E-350.
Maybe a call to Quigely will resolve exactly what it is, they seem to keep proper records even for my old Quigley.
It might not matter since I would be swapping out both the rotor and calipers..
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Re: Big brakes

Quigleys from the early 2000's use a GM front axle (because it matches the 8 x 6.5" PCD of the van rear axle which did NOT change in 99 when the SD trucks went to 8 x 170)

Quigley sells front rotors and calipers for my 2002, and they aren't a Ford application... and the rotors have a slot machined in them to clear the ABS sensor. If you just replace them with regular GM rotors, it will wear a groove on the ABS sensors.

So not sure how old your Quigley is.... relative to this info. I would give them a call to be sure as to which axle and brakes are on the front.

(edit) Oh never mind, now I see it is in your sig, 96. I think back 96/97 it was the old F350 front axle, but I'd still call them.
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Which brakes do the SMB conversion use? These six piston calipers are for the F350 4x4: http://www.ssbrakes.com/commerce/detail ... ?nPID=8700
I believe F-550. That's what is listed on SMB's price sheet.

http://www.sportsmobile.com/sections...st/4x4cost.pdf
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Re: Big brakes

Well, the price list says F550 rotors. It doesn't mention the calipers. It might take a phone call to find out for sure.

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Re: Big brakes

Aren't they mutually exclusive? Paul gave me his leftovers from a 550 conversion and I have rotors, calipers, and knuckles. Of course now having a replacement set of SMB/dynatrack pieces I want the F550 conversion too...
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Re: Big brakes

From all the parts you have, it sounds like they have to be changed out as a complete set. And that would make sense. But, not everything that makes sense is true.

Do the F550 parts fit in an 18" wheel, or do you need 19.5's?

Since my van uses an F350 front axle, I upgraded to Frozen Rotors and Performance Friction Z-Rated pads and am quite happy with the results.

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Re: Big brakes

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They are saying they offer brake kits that will clear stock rims.
http://www.ssbrakes.com/ssbc-products/t ... p-program/

Which brakes do the SMB conversion use? These six piston calipers are for the F350 4x4: http://www.ssbrakes.com/commerce/detail ... ?nPID=8700

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So, back to what Zeta brought up, has anyone used the brakes he mentioned? $1500 is way cheaper then new 17" rims and E-450 or 550 brakes. The above can't be as good as a full upgrade, but is it much better? I need a volunteer to buy and try....
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I'll volunteer, just have them shipped to my house.

I already have 17" rims, kind of disappointed I can't do the SStop 14" rotors... but another question I guess is replacement cost- pads and rotors for regular service, but also for F550 or SStop, can you get a caliper rebuild kit, or a reman'd caliper? (just went through that on my Jeep)
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Re: Big brakes

Im not sure if it's the calipers or the rotors from a 550 but I think it would be the calipers as a different rotor has both 8x61/2 and 8x170 bolt patterns. Doesn't the 550 have a larger bolt circle?

Whatever, the Brakes are the best thing I have done so far. Feels like real pedal now.

They Do Require 17" rims.

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