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rear disc swap

Post by alton » Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:25 pm

Iam switching my 05 sxt brakes from drums to disc. Since i am able to use my knuckles from my vehicle, what sealant do i use between the dust shield and the knuckle plate? Do i have to disconnect the brake lines too... thanks in advance.... And yes ive read the conversion setup, still i was confused..

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Post by dblsg » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:31 pm

I don't believe sealant is necessary, but regular rev/silicone should do the trick. The brake lines have to be disconnected from the drum cylinders an hooked up to the new (or used) brake calipers
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Post by riepr90 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:29 pm

when i did mine i didn't use any silicone and until now everything is fine.nothing rattles or is loose.
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Post by MichNeon » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:55 pm

You don't need to put any kind of sealant between the dust shield and the knuckle. One of the things i do in my job is to rep, never had to put any kind of sealant between the knuckle and the dust shield. Many different makes of cars, too.
Yes, you will have to disconnect the brake lines. You'll have to swap the flex lines, the flex lines for rear disc brakes have different fittings than the ones for the wheel cylinders on the drum brakes.
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Post by occasional demons » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:27 pm

About the only reason you would put something between them, is if they were painted, and you wanted something to keep the surfaces from potentially rubbing.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:19 pm

Agreed you don't need sealant, but I am 99% sure they have black RTV in there from the factory. They 1gn ones I got from Sam several years back had RTV when I disassembled them for powder coating and the set after that did as well. That said, I didn't use any sealant when I rebuilt them.
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Post by alton » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:17 am

ok, thank you all for the input. i was wondering because the knuckles that came with the swap had some kind of sealant in between it, so when i take it apart and place it on mine i want to make sure im doing it right. Yes i got all parts i need for the swap ,imma change the brake lines to stainless steel ones.

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