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Just curious if anyone knows what it takes to switch to rear discs on a 2000. Is it just rotors and calipers, or do I need a different axle housing or shafts? Also I'm assuming I will need to change the master cylinder or install a lower pressure residual valve as well.
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Just curious if anyone knows what it takes to switch to rear discs on a 2000. Is it just rotors and calipers, or do I need a different axle housing or shafts? Also I'm assuming I will need to change the master cylinder or install a lower pressure residual valve as well.
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I got quotes on parting out my truck and Dana 80's with rear brakes only go for 700 bucks. Just something to consider. The proportioning valve will need switched out too. I don't know if the 2000 have dual piston calipers. But I can tell you my 2002 brakes much better than my 98 ever did. And my 2002 weighs more than 1000lbs more. If you have single piston calipers up front I would just try and do axles out of a 01 or 02 depending on if you want CAD or not.

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there is a guy with a 00 that is getting ready to give his truck back to the bank. his has a posi and mine doesn't. I was wondering the same thing. If I could just swap axles, discs, drums, and rotors. Same dana 70 on both same gears just diff brakes.

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EGR makes the complete kit.

I think it's around $1,000.

http://www.egrbrakes.com/index-main.htm

Pretty much bolt on with everything you need.

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for that price you can just go buy a whole rear axle out of a wreck and put it in

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For a 1000 bucks you can swap axles with me!

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Just easier to swap the entire axle than trying to piece it together.

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Yeah, but then I have to find a matched axle. Getting brackets and calipers isn't really all that hard. With the kit available, it isn't really that much work to switch. Provide it is a quality kit and everything fits as it should.
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Swapping to disc brakes is probably takes just as long as swapping to an axle with disc brakes already. The only reason I would swap in a new axle with disc brakes is if you have a D70 and you found a good deal on a D80.
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