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Old 11-05-2002, 02:31 PM
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Did you have to install the reverse lockout selonoid too? What about what they say about puncturing the diaphram in the actuator? Do you have to do this, is it hard to do?
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Old 11-05-2002, 02:52 PM
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Discs are great! Even if you have one freeze up due to salt & rust, it takes about 15 minutes to replace the caliper.
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Old 11-05-2002, 03:22 PM
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I second championtrailer.com. Get the phone number and call them. They were very helpful. I went with stainless rotors and bronze calipers. No problems ever. They will know what you need to do to make it right and they have all the parts.

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I did a single axle of my 27' tandem trailer and noticed
a 30% better stopping distance,this spring I will add the
second Tie down kit to the rear axle With Electric over Hyd
This will give me better braking control. I hope for a total improvement of 40-60% over the Single drum system.
I had good luck with the Tie Down system
they run a little hotter than Id like but thats going
to change with My switch from chrome steel to Aluminum wheels.
The Kodiak Vented Disc System is nice too and is a great choice
for those who tow a lot and are a bit aggressive
in there driving. And with either of these system's
I recommend a 15 minute cool down before
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I was gonna put them on my trailer, cause it does not have brakes. I realized the axle did not have plates on it to bolt the brake assemblies onto. So i looked into buying a new axle, then I would replace the springs and shackles anyways. It got way to exepensive just for putting brakes on.. So I just bought a big truck that could stop the trailer without brakes
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Disc is the only way, every trip over 500 miles I had to stop and
adjust brakes with drums. Four yrs on disc and have never touched them, plus it stops 50% better.
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No Brakes, I hope your using a dually 1 ton
you have a 21' boat I thought
a panick stop in a moderate curve
could Jackknife you
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I am looking into changing out a whole rear axle on my triaxle.
i need to go to heavier duty and will be looking into the whole new disk brakes also.
anyone have conections??
Need 3 axles, front and rear with brakes.Surge
is the electric over surge an option to add on??
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No Brakes, I hope your using a dually 1 ton
you have a 21' boat I thought
a panick stop in a moderate curve
could Jackknife you
we have never had a problem with stopping evening on late sunday nascar nights on the way home from the house My dads 1 ton van stops on a dime with my boat.. Boat is only 18' and a total of maybe 3800 lbs with trailer.. I know I should have brakes but I need other important things right now... My new truck is a 3/4 ton chevy pickup... I don't really tow much either, but once the money is around I wil get some eventually.



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Originally posted by tanned fat looks better
Anyone do this? What kind of cost is involved? I need new brakes and i'm thinking about switching to disk. Is it worth the expense or touble?
They have everything you need at the trailer place in Olathe I35 and Santa Fe
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