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Deluxe Disc Brake Kit 1947-1959 Chevy Half-Ton Pickup

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Specs
Sold in Quantity:
Kit
Bolt Pattern:
5 on 4.75"
Rotor Diameter:
11.00
Caliper Finish:
Natural
Rotor Construction:
Vented
Caliper Pistons:
Single
Rotor Location:
Front
Rotor Shape:
Round
Thread Pitch:
7/16"
Hardware Included:
Yes
Garage Sale:
Yes
Drilled:
No
Slotted:
No
Stud Length:
.94
Stud Diameter:
.44
Rotor Thickness:
1.00
Notes
Includes rotors, bearings and seals, calipers, pads, brake hoses, brake tabs, and caliper brackets.
Deluxe Disc Brake Kit 1947-1959 Chevy Half-Ton Pickup
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Deluxe Disc Brake Kit 1947-1959 Chevy Half-Ton Pickup

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Watch the video below to learn how to correctly measure your wheel bolt pattern.

Please NOTE the following about this product:

  • This item is sold as a kit.

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Q & A

What's in the Box

Improve the stopping power of your 1947-1959 Chevy 1/2 ton pick-up without replacing the factory beam axle. Works with 15" or larger wheels with the GM 5-on-4.75" bolt pattern. Increases front track width 7/16" per side (7/8" total).

Kit Includes:

  • 11" brake rotor, 5 x 4-3/4"
  • Brake pads
  • GM Caliper slide bolts
  • 1969-77 calipers (7/16"-20 inlets)
  • Brake brackets
  • Rubber Brake Lines
  • Hardware
  • Seals
  • Inner bearing cups
  • Inner bearing cones
  • Spacers
  • Outer bearing cones
  • Dust caps
  • Instructions

910-31916 Instructions (PDF)

Notes

Mount dimensions:
  • 3.182" on center for horizontal mounting holes
  • 4.342" on center for vertical mounting holes

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 33 reviewers.
RATING BREAKDOWN
33 reviews
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Rust farmer
Verified Purchaser
Tulsa, OK

Nicely done

December 24, 2015
This is the ticket to stopping your pickup with an upgrade.
Pros:
  • Easy To Install
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Corey
Verified Purchaser
Duluth mn

Nice brake kit

December 20, 2015
Used on my 31 chevy ratrod with 50 truck front axle worked mint !
Yes, I recommend this product.
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james f
Verified Purchaser
ramsey mn

great product

December 20, 2015
built very strong great disk brake kit alot of parts but well worth it
Yes, I recommend this product.
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BoBee
Verified Purchaser
Azle, TX

5 lug disc brake conversion kit 47-53 Chevy 3100

November 08, 2015
The kit was complete but the slider bolts are not the correct ones their fix was not a good idea because the idea of removing the calipers bushing would make easy brake replacement make it very difficult to do. Get the correct slider bolts if you get sent the wrong ones. Other then at the kit was a great up grade.
Pros:
  • This Is A Complete Kit
Cons:
  • Had Wrong Slider Bolts
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TEXACO BEAR
Verified Purchaser
Verified Reviewer
Nova Scotia Canada

Great fitting product

November 08, 2015
Great product though some of the instructions were a little vague but I figured it out.
Cons:
  • Instructions Little Vauge
Yes, I recommend this product.
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crvtt6t2
Verified Purchaser
pocatello idaho

great kit great price

November 01, 2015
great kit great price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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tom
Verified Purchaser
Verified Reviewer
hackleburg, al

recieved very quickly

October 15, 2015
good quality instructions arent that great had to modify a little because of flip axle
Yes, I recommend this product.
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None
Verified Purchaser
Lindsay, ok

Good quality

October 09, 2015
Directions take a few assumptions,
Pros:
  • Good Value Good Fit Exc
Cons:
  • Directions Are Poor
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Kinghd78
Verified Purchaser
Pennsylvania

AWESOME!!!!!

October 01, 2015
Great setup! Went together perfectly and the braking response is fantastic.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Doug
Verified Purchaser
Clare Michigan

Great price and no bs delivery! Thanks guys!

September 03, 2015
Still waiting for a chance to install!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

32 questions : 46 answers

1 answers

Depth of new bearing race We Purchased you disc brake kit when you replace the bearing race do you install it at the same depth as the old one or pressed in all the way down. Also the spindle bearing adapter is only a slip fit is that ok? Thanks

diz535
February 22, 2015

Depth of new bearing race We Purchased you disc brake kit when you replace the bearing race do you install it at the same depth as the old one or pressed in all the way down. Also the spindle bearing adapter is only a slip fit is that ok? Thanks

Answers

February 23, 2015
EricM
You must always seat bearing races completely to the stop machined into a hub/rotor. If the inner bearing adapter is a slip fit then we recommend using sleeve retainer to keep it in place.
1 answers

Are 6 lug rotors available this kit?

jpaalex
Marion, OH 43302, USA
November 23, 2014

Are 6 lug rotors available this kit?

Answers

November 24, 2014
EricM
Sorry we do not offer a front disc brake kit for your 1951 Chevy Pickup with 6 lug rotors.
1 answers

will this work with original 15 inch wheels on a 1949 3100? will it work ok on stock 15 inch wheels and stock master cylinder

texashfr
japan
June 28, 2014

will this work with original 15 inch wheels on a 1949 3100? will it work ok on stock 15 inch wheels and stock master cylinder

Answers

June 30, 2014
EricM
The bolt pattern on the rotors is for the passenger car pattern of 5 on 4 ¾ and will not accept the pickup wheels. The stock master cylinder may supply the needed fluid but a proportioning valve such as 91031353 would be needed to the rear to limit the brake pressure. We always recommend a dual reservoir master cylinder for the safety factor over a single reservoir.
1 answers

Is a 5 on 5 bolt pattern available for this kit?

scrappy031
June 23, 2014

Is a 5 on 5 bolt pattern available for this kit?

Answers

June 23, 2014
EricM
Sorry this is not available with 5 on 5 bolt pattern.
2 answers

Will this kit work on Chevrolet 1946 1/2 ton Pickup? Hi! And if it does, i wonder, is dual diaphragm better than single, on disc/drum application? Will item 9106002 or 9106005 master cylinder and 7" diaphragm work well with the brake kit? I understand that I probably have to modified the brackets to make it fit on my truck. Kind regards, Janne

oakhill
Uddevalla, Sweden
October 14, 2013

Will this kit work on Chevrolet 1946 1/2 ton Pickup? Hi! And if it does, i wonder, is dual diaphragm better than single, on disc/drum application? Will item 9106002 or 9106005 master cylinder and 7" diaphragm work well with the brake kit? I understand that I probably have to modified the brackets to make it fit on my truck. Kind regards, Janne

Answers

June 02, 2014
Bill0
No it will not work on 1946 body style trucks. It is for the 1947 to1954 AD (Advanced Design) body style trucks and 1955 to 1959 trucks.
October 15, 2013
Jason
Kit number 91031916 will work on your half ton Chevy pickup without problems. Master cylinder and booster kits 9106001 or 9106005 with 1” bore master cylinders would be a great match up for your application and to get full power assist you will need 18-20 inches of vacuum at the booster. Large reservoir plumbs to the front disc brakes and if under the floor residual valves in both the front and rear lines are required. In the line to the rear an adjustable proportioning valve will be needed for correct braking and control.
2 answers

Will this kit fit a 1953 chevrolet deluxe front suspension without mods or machining?

Irby445
July 18, 2013

Will this kit fit a 1953 chevrolet deluxe front suspension without mods or machining?

Answers

September 04, 2013
augy
Absolutely! I would highly recommend installing a new king pin kit at the same time.
July 19, 2013
EricM
Kit number 91031916 works on 1941-59 Chevy half ton pickups with out modification to the spindles. It comes with a bearing and seal adapter that is either heated and slid on or pressed onto the spindle for the necessary change in O.D. to the spindle for the seal and inner bearing. This kit will NOT work on a 53 passenger car spindle as there will be no place to bolt the steering arms.
2 answers

I have 1953 1/2 ton Does this kit fit on factory spindles?

rags
MD
July 04, 2013

I have 1953 1/2 ton Does this kit fit on factory spindles?

Answers

June 02, 2014
Bill0
Yes this kit is for factory truck spindles.
July 05, 2013
Jason
Brake kit #91031916 does not require machining or modification to your original 1941-59 Chevy half ton spindles. The kit comes with a bearing and seal adapter that can be pressed on the spindles or simply heated to expand and then slid on the spindle.
2 answers

Will this kit fit my old body style 1946/47 chevrolet half ton? i read a question from a year and 9 months ago about a 46 gmc and it says this kit wont work even though its listed to. has it been revised so it will work or is their still an issue? thanks for your help.

builder
Somerset, WI, USA
May 29, 2013

Will this kit fit my old body style 1946/47 chevrolet half ton? i read a question from a year and 9 months ago about a 46 gmc and it says this kit wont work even though its listed to. has it been revised so it will work or is their still an issue? thanks for your help.

Answers

June 02, 2014
Bill0
No, this is not for 1946 body style trucks. It is for the 1947-1954 AD (Advanced Design) body style trucks and 1955-1959 trucks.
May 30, 2013
Jason
Disc brake conversion kit number 91031916 will work on 41-59 Chevy and GMC half ton pickup spindles only. It will not work on the ¾ or 1 ton pickup spindles. The kit does NOT require modification to the spindles and comes with a bearing and seal adapter to increase the O.D. of the inner spindle to use readily available bearings and seals.
2 answers

i have a 1941 chevy truck but it is a 3/4 ton. will it fit on the spindles?

mitch
December 01, 2012

i have a 1941 chevy truck but it is a 3/4 ton. will it fit on the spindles?

Answers

June 02, 2014
Bill0
No, it will not work on pre 1947 trucks. And it will not work on 3/4 ton trucks of any year.
December 03, 2012
Jason
Sorry, this kit will not work on a 3/4 ton and we currently do not offer a kit for 3/4 ton. The outer wheel bearing is .750" id. The inner bearing is 1.375" id. This kit is for 1947-1959 Chevy 1/2 ton truck spindles. The seal is for 2.00 diameter
2 answers

my application will be 55 chevy gasser 47 to 59 front axle,rear are disc also which master cyclinder will i need.thank you

bob
borger texas
January 24, 2012

my application will be 55 chevy gasser 47 to 59 front axle,rear are disc also which master cyclinder will i need.thank you

Answers

September 04, 2013
augy
I built and sold a 57 Chevy gasser frame using a 52 Chevy 1/2 ton front axle and this Speedway disc brake kit. I also used an 8" Chevy firewall mount dual reservior from Speedway to go with the disc brake kit. Everything bolted right up and worked perfectly.
January 26, 2012
John
Part number 91031916 On a 4 wheel disc set up a 1” bore is recommended for standard hydraulic brakes and a pedal ratio of 7 to 1 or greater. If you have the option of power brakes then a 1 1/8” bore master could be used to help limit pedal travel. Attempting to use the larger bore master without power assist would require more pedal pressure to stop the car than is normally available.
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