2001 ram 1500 swap in dana 70 have ?s

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  1. workinguy26

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    like it says above 2001 ram 1500 want to swap a dana 70 into it. I know about the spring perches and drive shaft but it has disc brakes and I have drum brakes. how does that hook up work?
     
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    Should be able to connect brake lines and bleed em like you would the fronts
     
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    Agreed.
    But Pepper, I had a 79 Ramcharger and I put a GM 14 bolt in it with a disc brake conversion and I had no brakes as the calipers take way more fluid to move than the stock master could move. Forcing me to put on a different master, I used one I had off a Chevy dually cube van. After that swap I could lock all four 36x12.5 Super Swampers up on the highway easy. But I couldn't hardly stop with the stock master.

    That being said, as I may eventually swap to rear disc 70 also, how does the stock master work with the Dana 60 disc front / Dana 70 disc rear?
     
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    I have wanted to make this swap. I did not know of the differences or how easy it would be. (potentially depending on mindset)
     
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    It's an easy swap but we have to figure out if the stock master will work. Swapping a master is easy also but it would be nice to know before I drive down the road to test it. Or swap masters for no reason.
     
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    Others have done the swap before and there's conversion kits out there for the 9.25 that don't include a new master. These masters are a bit stronger than that 79 ramcharger so i wouldn't worry about it. In fact i bet if you cross referenced part numbers they'd probably be the same as the 2500/3500 trucks and if not those would be almost guaranteed to be a direct swap
     
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    Ya, my 79 had no braking issues with rear drum Dana 60 brakes. Just a big issue with calipers.
    Mind you, my disc conversion on the 14 bolt used 8 lug 10 bolt front rotors and calipers.
     

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