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Big Brakes...with a 15" wheel- Advice Needed

For my 95 S10 project I wanted bigger brakes than the tiny GM metric style single piston caliper while still running a 15" wheel. So far here is what I have done, 1998+ Blazer spindle with 98+ Blazer brakes. 5/8 wheel studs are needed for my Bassett racing wheels, I drilled the rotors and sealed hubs for the larger studs but there is a concern over vibration and less than ideal material left on the sealed type hubs. Worried about the hub flange breaking since there is only about 1/8th inch between the stud and outer edge of the hub.

My question is...is there anything available in a race type spindle/bearing brake system that has double piston calipers? These are the wheels that will be on the truck so it needs to fit inside a 15" wheel.





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Take a look at Wilwood, Baer and Stainless Steel Brake Co (SSBC). These are three of the biggiest in after market brakes for almost anything. All of their catalogs are downloadable. I'm using Wilwoods all the way around on my '31. These are a smaller caliper then what you most likely need, but they are 4 piston and work very well on my 2300 pound car. They all have up to 8 piston versions, but be prepared for sticker shock when you get to those more exotic versions
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why 15?

I guess I have to ask why stick with 15 inch wheels?

If you truly want better bigger brakes you are going to need to clear them somehow.

The two places on any car that need to be over built its the steering and the brakes.

(edit: I see you are using Basset wheels, any chance they can make you a 16 inch?)

The issue is the cars these wheels are designed for are not street cars.

Sadly I think either you go to a smaller brake or a different wheel.

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How about some nascar style brakes? They can be found on ebay regularly.
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I guess I have to ask why stick with 15 inch wheels?

If you truly want better bigger brakes you are going to need to clear them somehow.

The two places on any car that need to be over built its the steering and the brakes.

(edit: I see you are using Basset wheels, any chance they can make you a 16 inch?)

The issue is the cars these wheels are designed for are not street cars.

Sadly I think either you go to a smaller brake or a different wheel.
These wheels are Bassett DOT approved wheel, they are street legal.
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How about some nascar style brakes? They can be found on ebay regularly.
The problem with that is making the Nascar spindle, and a arms work with the S10 frame.
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