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Front Brake Wear

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by ppeters2, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. ppeters2

    ppeters2 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Does a 98 Chevy K1500 have a proportioning valve that shifts braking power from the rear to the front when adding a plow?

    I added a leaf spring to the rear for added height (about 3") and capacity and wonder it this changed the distribution of braking power?
     
  2. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    you mean the load sensing proportioning valve? the one where if you put a ton or so in the back it changes the bias to the rear?
     
  3. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    anything you do can and will change how much proprtioning would be ideal.

    JMO but dont think about monkeing with it. It will work fine in stock form.

    After reading you coment, chevy has a load sensing proportioning valve?
     
  4. ppeters2

    ppeters2 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Yes... If I raised the rear by @ 3" in adding the leaf.
    Would that change the braking power ratio durring normal driving?
    Is there any way to adjust it?
     
  5. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    if the back is 3" higher then the front you will have caster/camber issues and will wear tires real fast.