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Barney posted 08-10-2004 09:49 PM ET (US)   Profile for Barney   Send Email to Barney  
I just finished installing disk brakes on my EZ Loader trailer for the 2003 170 Montauk. These are made by Tie Down and are E-coated and 9.2 inch ventilated disc. The 13 inch wheels by EZ Loader are not compatible with most brakes. I first contacted Champion Trailer, the response was none of the brakes sold by them would work with my wheels. I also looked closely at Kodiak, they looked too big. Maybe someone knows. I purchased these from Eastern Marine who said they would fit. The cost was around $500 delivered to the door for the system, brakes, stainless tubing, actuator, bearings, and seals. They didn't fit at first. To make them work I installed 5/16 inch aluminum spacers from JCWhitney. The bottom line is they work great. Why did I buy them? I pull with a 2002 Tacoma with a tow rating of 3500 lbs with trailer brakes, 1000lbs without. I also have been reading alot on this site which helped greatly in my research. So if anyone is interested. Thanks to all. Jim http://myweb.cableone.net/barney9014/montauk_brakes.htm
Jimm posted 08-11-2004 09:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jimm  Send Email to Jimm     
Nice job. Did you have to make any adjustments to the coupler so you can back up without the brakes locking?
Moe posted 08-11-2004 10:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Another awesome, innovative Barney mod!

Do you have the Eastern Marine and JCWhitney part numbers handy?

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Moe

erik selis posted 08-11-2004 11:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
Great job Jim! I'm sure you will be pleased with the results. It makes a heck of a difference having a trailer with brakes. Make sure you rinse them well each time you get your boat home.

Good luck,

Erik

Barney posted 08-11-2004 11:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Jimm, Thanks. I used a reversing solenoid. It works great.

Moe, Thanks. Here is the parts list. Eastern Marine lists the discs as GalvX coated but they arrived E-coated. I am ok with it. The tubing kit with a 20 foot main run is kinda long. You can get a shorter one at 16 feet from Champion Trailer. I somehow recieved two extra sets of wheel bearings and seals in the deal with Eastern. Spares are good. I have 2 extra wheel spacers I will trade for beer at the Pensacola RDVU.

Jim


JCWhitney

Wheel Spacers: SG816449N

Eastern Marine

Tie Down, Disc Brake set (2 required): #5256153

Tie Down, Reversing Solenoid: #5256067

Tubing and Fitting Kit: #5329020

Tie Down Model 66 Actuator: #5256065

Barney posted 08-11-2004 12:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Thanks Erik. I read your trailering comments which had an influence on my purchase. Jim
seasicknes posted 08-11-2004 10:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for seasicknes    
nice job on the brakes.

I was wondering why you didn't call EZ Loader. They have an 800 number for you to call and also a web page for you to look through in order to get parts.
All is needed is your model number of your trailer and thats on the tongue of the trailer.

Ken

seasicknes posted 08-11-2004 10:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for seasicknes    
nice job on the brakes.

I was wondering why you didn't call EZ Loader. They have an 800 number for you to call and also a web page for you to look through in order to get parts.
All is needed is your model number of your trailer and thats on the tongue of the trailer.

Ken

Barney posted 08-11-2004 10:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Ken, I don't really know other than cost. I could've purchased them over the net from EZ Loader but they were $ 160 more for just the disc brake kit. The actuator from EZ Loader was $100 more. Also seems like the more detail provided online helps me make my a call which way to go. Installation instructions etc. The extra cost did add up though and put EZ Loader out of the running. Jim
Barney posted 08-07-2010 06:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Well after 6 years the rotors and calipers are getting replaced with the same order. Jim
Swellmonster posted 08-08-2010 12:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
What kind of maintenance did you perform? How long did the pads last, rotors, anything premature or regular? Obviously salt water right?, Once a month usage or what?
Barney posted 08-08-2010 07:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
There was a lot of pad wear on one pad on each brake. They were real thin on the one side.

Corrosion at the pistons and the seals shot. One rotor had corrosion on one side. I did nothing but wash them off. I will increase that though in the future.

Average monthly use in brackish, fresh and salt, several 200 mile round trip. Mostly within a mile though to the ramp.

Jim

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