Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Houston Texas
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Re: Rear Disc Brakes for first gen s-10
ok long box, shorty is right on the axel bolt pattern but nothing is gonna bolt right up, i have the next best thing though, i have an 84 and i put disc brakes myself on a sunday afternoon with no adapters or anything, its 2:40 in the morning here so ill just put a bit of info, if you are serious, ill hook you up on how i did it and try to find the pics, just email me. Ok i first found an old Camaro (late 80s you may have to look for a while but they are around) and pulled the whole rear diff off the ass end, i thought it would be a direct bolt on since its the sam ebolt pattern and nearly the same differential, but its a bit complicated, but luckly enough i had an extra s10 diff to work with, i also have the three bolt pattern, youll have to drill new holes but its not much and i did it in 3 hours but i screwed up and made the calipers face rearward so i now need to find a place that can make me a p-brake cable longer, but if you face the calipers forward it should work with factory cables, the set up for those cars came with the same axel mount for both sides, fyi one side faces forward and one backwards, so when you drill make sure you drill it right so you can have them both face forward or backward, you will only need to modify the e-brake lever, but its just a little cut! Im pretty tired as of now but ill try to find pics tomorrow so email me and ill get you a step by step of how i did it! they stop great and it was cheap! paid 500 for the whole camaro! most kits are 800+ Plus if you got nice open wheels they look great and way better then the ugly drums! as for some of the newer s10 swaps i have no clue as i only have an 84 to look at, but i have done it, it works, and it costs a lot less than a kit, plus you dont have to order special kit pads, just camaro rears!
Last edited by Fabianss357; 04-05-2004 at 04:49 AM.