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Old 11-20-2012, 05:19 PM
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The full size blazer had the 8.5 rear end, but the housing ends were larger, so the brakes wouldn't bolt to a car rear end. The Camaro rear end is the little 7 5/8 10 bolt, but the brakes will bolt to other car rear ends. The S series trucks had 7 1/2, 7 5/8 and 8 1/2 rear ends. The 4.3 5 speed trucks has 8.5 rear ends, but the axle tubes are tapered down to 2 5/8 instead of 3 inches. The S series truck disc brakes had the internal shoe parking prake.

None of these rear ends will fit your car, but you can use some of the brakes. The only rear ends that will fit your car are the '73 to '77 Monte Carlo, Malibu, El Camino and other GM clones of these cars. Nothing else will bolt in without a lot of modifications.

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iirc the impala and taxi brakes are a bolt on.. not 100% sure tho..
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Hey guys I know this conversation has ended a while ago..I was on Craigslist today and found a differential..its from a 1970-1981 camaro posi disc brake rear end..the guy told me this rear end is for leaf springs..but I really only wanted it since it was already posi and had the discs...he quoted $100 for the backing plate and calipers...I don't have much knowledge when it comes to this topic...but will this be enough to at least bolt on some rotors?? Is it a reasonable price???
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Http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/3485744874.html

BTW does this rear end fit my application??
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The WS6 disc brakes were not available on the Camaro. They were Trans Am only and were only used on the '79 to '81 second gen cars. They had cast iron calipers and were not considered to be very good. There are much better options out there. 4th gen F body disc brakes are much better and will adapt to the Monte Carlo rear end. The F body second gen rear end wil not work in the Monte Carlo unles you use ladder bars or after market 4 link. It was comon for the '79 to '81 Trans Am to have 2.56 gears, which would make the differential a 2 series and only good for 2.56 and 2.41 gears.
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so i should just go to a junkyard and remove the entire brake system from a gen 4 f body? no mods will be necessary when installing?
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I don't know if there will be any mods required, but they will fit as easy as the 2nd gen brakes. You can also look at S series truck disc brakes. They use the same bolt pattern as the car rear ends.
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