Swapping drums to disc brakes

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  1. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    I really like Pete 379 at local dealer but it has drums all way around. I was wondering how intensive is swapping to disc brakes? How much is average cost roughly?
     
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  3. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Different axle housings, hubs and spindles.
     
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    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Steer is "cheap" quoted about 3 or 4 k a few years ago, probably get cheaper if you just replace with used axle with discs and sell your steer axle.

    The drives... someone was working on a quote for me and i just stopped em when they got to about 12k estimate, at that point may as well stretch frame with a donor that already had discs.
     
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  5. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    That sucks. Probably could've had ordered that option for a few k when truck was built on assembly line
     
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    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Correct, steers its not terrible on an old truck thats due for a front end rebuild, but drives, never worth the swap, the difference in build from factory is about 1k iirc
     
  7. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    With all the wrecked trucks, how much is it just to buy the used running gear at a junkyard and swap it in?
     
  8. bavarian

    bavarian Medium Load Member

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    In the Chicago area you might be lucky to find a truck that hit a bridge. I wouldn't touch a running gear that was involved in a run off road or rollover.
     
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    Found a 60k mile freight liner disk brake cut off for under $4k 2AF5D755-DD27-49F4-9508-115EAF194F6A.jpeg 1F96B7FA-8541-4B3A-829A-FE64543F1849.jpeg EEDD18B0-07D6-41E7-A48C-AE0665877562.jpeg replaced the 1million mile back half over a couple weeks…….

    priceless!!!!
     
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