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Drum to disk brake conversion

Discussion in 'Jeep CJ' started by brandon462, May 20, 2017.

  1. May 20, 2017 at 3:09 PM
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    brandon462

    brandon462 [OP] New Member

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    I have a 73 cj5 and I'm trying to turn the drum in to disc on both axles went to some 4x4 shops but there prices are to high for what I can afford does anyone or has anyone done a brake swap that can help me out I also have 15" wheels they have to fit on.
     
  2. May 20, 2017 at 6:52 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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  3. May 21, 2017 at 6:41 AM
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    OFFGRID

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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    You have the Dana 44 rear and the Dana 30 in front right? The Front kit runs about $650, and the rear kit is about $550. So in parts alone you are $1200. If you want to save money, I bet you could find a front axle with with disc brakes on it for $100-150. You just have to make sure that it has the same gear ratio. Also you will need to make sure that you have a master cylinder set up to run disc brakes for both the front and rear.
     
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  4. May 21, 2017 at 6:35 PM
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    JKBob 25

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    Once again. I learned some thing new. It would be cheaper to just swap out axles. Awesome idea OFFGRID.
     
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