Parts Needed To Convert Trailer From Electric Drum Brakes To Electric Over Hydraulic Disc Brakes

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Im looking at converting my 28 ft cattle trailer from electric drum brakes to hydraulic disc brakes. it has two 7000 pound rated Torsion axles. Im wondering do I have to go with a special disc brake to make the conversion or can I just go with a standard 7000 pound rated hydraulic disc brake kit? It has a half inch 4 bolt flange for the brakes.

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We do have an electric over hydraulic disc brake kit that will fit a trailer with two 7000 lb rated torsion axles. In addition to a hydraulic disc brake kit, you will also need a brake line kit, that is compatible with electric over hydraulic brakes. We also want to confirm how many bolts you have on your hub, we will need your bolt pattern, size of wheels, and we will need the lengh of your bolts.

For a disc brake kit to replace your drum brake assembly, you will need the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit, part # K2HR712, which is designed for 7,000 lb axles, 16 Inch or larger wheels. This Kodiak Disc Brake Kit is compatible with Inner Bearing # 25580 and Outer Bearing # 14125A. You will need to check your axle capacity, wheel size and trailer bearings to make sure part # K2HR712, will fit your trailer.

The Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2HR712, has the raw machine finish rotors and E-Coat which should work fine for your if you have a 5th Wheel Trailer. If you are interested in a different coating, we have part # K2HR712E which is the E-Coat, and part # K2HR712D which has a Dacromet finish.. For your application, I would just go with part # KSHR712, the machined rotors and E-Coat Calipers as the coated rotors are more for boat trailer applications.

The recommended Brake Actuator w/ line kit is # CAR-HBA16-2

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