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Sterling 10.25 Disc Brake swap.

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Old 04-20-2015, 05:33 PM
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Sterling 10.25 Disc Brake swap.

I went and picked up another 10.25 sterling from a guy that bought almost all the stuff to do a disc brake swap. New e350 rotors Chevy calipers new seals and new bearings for 150.00. I found the brackets at ruff country for 50.00. Can anybody that has done this swap tell me what brake lines they used. I've read everything from dodge lines to Chevy lines to everything else. I know the calipers I have do not have the parking brake attachments. Think I might clean this axle up do the swap sell it and buy an 01-04 SD 10.50 and have the hubs machined so I have the parking brake.
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No answers, but please post some pics as you do this swap. Thx
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I used mid 70 Caddy brake lines when I did mine, but then I used Caddy calipers as I wanted the park brake feature to be "legal" .
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brake line answer is easy: make your own. buy pre-fabbed lengths and bend them, or buy a roll of the nickel copper line and just buy the associated fittings. need a flaring tool of course.
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For the flex hoses on the couple I have done I used front caliper to axle hoses for a 92 Dodge W250 Cummins, they don't need to be as long as they are, but the Dodge uses hardline on the axle and a short flex hose at each wheel end, with a single drop line in the middle rather than 2 long flex hoses like the front end of a Ford.
I chose the application simply because I have one of those trucks, and they have an attached mounting tab on the axle end of the hose.
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For all my flex line needs I go to a local hydraulic spot and have them fab me up some stainless braided lines. Damn near any hydraulic shop can fab you some lines for cheap.
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For all my flex line needs I go to a local hydraulic spot and have them fab me up some stainless braided lines. Damn near any hydraulic shop can fab you some lines for cheap.
Mixed opinions on braided stainless. Often it's not DOT-approved. I guess the problem is that grit can get trapped in the braiding and then work a hole in the hose. A friend of mine watched a J**p do a multiple endo - roll when a braided stainless line blew on a failed hill climb.

What's good about it is that it doesn't bulge under pressure so your brakes work more crisply.

When I got new brake hoses for my Bronco I was send braided stainless hoses (I hadn't realized that's what they would be). But they have a clear rubber/plastic coating to keep grit out of the braids and they are DOT approved. Food for thought.
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Thank you guys. Braided lines would be the best performance wise. I have a hose maker right down the street from my office. Nothing special those are the same lines I had on my banshee when I went wider a arms. The worked awesome. I think I'm going to run the Dodge lines like mentioned above just for the simple fact they are an off the shelf part.i really appreciate everyone's help.
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I got the rear end out of the back of the truck finally and up on the bench. Removed the exiles hubs and backing plates. Still have to clean it up and paint it. My caliper brackets will hopefully be here in the next couple days and then I'll paint it.






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