Originally Posted by SMT
1). Per Quigley, I have a K30 Dana 60 front axle. It looks like my only reasonable option short of an axle swap is to upgrade the rotor and/or pads. Iím not able to upgrade to the Ford Ď08 bigger brake kit correct?
Sure, why not?
I have a 2008 E-350 with a kingpin Dana 60 front axle. It had Chevy calipers and rotors on it when I got it (installed by the 4WD converter). I have since upgraded to 2008+ calipers (which were on the van when new) and F-450 14" rotors. Dodge 3500 Rotors slip right on; the F-series rotors require drilling a new 8 x 6.5" lug pattern since all the F-series have been 8 on 170mm for a long time.
I had to design and fabricate new caliper brackets to do this conversion but it's very doable depending on your skill level. I recall one or two places selling caliper brackets to do an larger rotor upgrade but it's been years.
The K30 setup(at least the ones I just googled) looks exactly like my kingpin setup with 6 bolt spindle shafts, etc. I'm not an expert in axles but if you have an old school setup like this search for upgrade caliper brackets.
Here are the gory details of my upgrade (I've never done this before either):
..starting at post 192....