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New Product: Backing Plate Eliminator Kit
« on: Jul 09, 2009, 06:12:34 PM »


From the desert landscape of Johnson Valley to the beautiful smokey mountains of Tennessee, rocks are everywhere. One place you certainly don't want rocks to be is between your front disk rotors and your backing plates.

By eliminating the stock disk brake backing plate, you eliminate the chance of getting a rock lodged between the plate and the rotor while simultaneously increasing the cooling ability of your brake system. You also improve the cosmetic appeal of your 1979-85 Toyota front axle.

Here are comparison pictures of a stock Toyota truck on the left vs. Marlin's truck on the right. Please note that the caliper hard line will need to be re-mounted if desired.



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Re: New Product: Backing Plate Eliminator Kit
« Reply #1 on: Jul 10, 2009, 07:29:57 AM »
Nice!
Do you guys also sell the bottom bearing cap that is on Marlins truck?

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Re: New Product: Backing Plate Eliminator Kit
« Reply #2 on: Jul 10, 2009, 07:46:24 AM »
The lower bearing cap is part of the 25mm steering pin upgrade kit.
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Re: New Product: Backing Plate Eliminator Kit
« Reply #3 on: Jul 10, 2009, 06:02:27 PM »
great addition to the line up, No i need a t case disconnect so an you finally make it happen

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Re: New Product: Backing Plate Eliminator Kit
« Reply #4 on: Jul 10, 2009, 09:16:49 PM »
So, how does the brake hard line setup without hooking into the backing plate?  Pics please.   :turtlehead:
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Re: New Product: Backing Plate Eliminator Kit
« Reply #5 on: Jul 10, 2009, 11:53:08 PM »
x2. also are these made in the usa or japan?  :turtle:
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Re: New Product: Backing Plate Eliminator Kit
« Reply #6 on: Jul 11, 2009, 09:17:59 AM »
So, how does the brake hard line setup without hooking into the backing plate?  Pics please.   :turtlehead:
I bought 2 of their brake line tabs. cut off the 90* and welded it to my steering arms

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Re: New Product: Backing Plate Eliminator Kit
« Reply #7 on: Jul 11, 2009, 11:04:38 AM »
heres what i did.

« Last Edit: Jul 13, 2009, 09:40:04 PM by no-idea »

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Re: New Product: Backing Plate Eliminator Kit
« Reply #8 on: Jul 13, 2009, 04:00:00 PM »
x2. also are these made in the usa or japan?  :turtle:

Absolutely. There are made in California using USA Steel :usa:

I updated the website to reflect that :thumbs:
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Re: New Product: Backing Plate Eliminator Kit
« Reply #9 on: Jul 13, 2009, 09:09:27 PM »
 :drool:
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Re: New Product: Backing Plate Eliminator Kit
« Reply #10 on: Jul 14, 2009, 11:14:52 AM »
Or you can just cut the stock one into the same shape as that.......We have a few rigs that has done the STOCK_-PLATE MOD and seems to work.....Thats my cheap yet same solution..

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Re: New Product: Backing Plate Eliminator Kit
« Reply #11 on: Jul 14, 2009, 11:52:11 AM »
Yeah this is cool, but if you just drill the two small spot welds that hold the ring and backing plate together on a stock one it comes right apart.  Then just toss the backing plate and use the stock ring without it.   :thumbs:
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Re: New Product: Backing Plate Eliminator Kit
« Reply #12 on: Jul 14, 2009, 08:52:30 PM »
I'll just get these and figure out how to get the brake line mounted.  Since my backing plates are so badly rusted, it all basically is fused together, so I'll need all new brake lines. 

I'll be getting these and other stuff in about 20 or 21 days!!  :rofl2: 
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Re: New Product: Backing Plate Eliminator Kit
« Reply #13 on: Jul 14, 2009, 11:55:08 PM »
I bought 2 of their brake line tabs. cut off the 90* and welded it to my steering arms

Great Idea - the brake line tabs 87pickup is referring to:



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Re: New Product: Backing Plate Eliminator Kit
« Reply #14 on: Nov 07, 2011, 06:14:08 PM »
are there any more ways to mount the brake line? could anybody provide pics

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Re: New Product: Backing Plate Eliminator Kit
« Reply #15 on: Nov 08, 2011, 09:12:19 PM »
Best way to do it IMO is to eliminate the hardline that goes into the caliper, Use extended tacoma lines with banjo bolts! Simple bolt on mod!
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