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Old 07-24-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
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86 CJ7 Dana 44 rear with Disc brakes

I used Ford Ex. 8.8 Rear disc brakes on my 86 CJ7 Dana 44 rear

1 I had to elongate the holes side to side
2 use teraflex spaces for axle shafts
3 redrill holes to 5 on 5 1/2 and center hole
4 add 1/4" spacer inside the rotor.
5 TJ Rubicon wheel studs
6 TJ Rubicon combo valve + one adt on brake line
7 use saddles for Ebrake cables
8 modify Ebrake shoes to clear the studs
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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4wheel Disc are good! No more drums for me.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:45 PM   #3
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what's the benefit of disc vs. Drums? I think it would be a good idea for new brakes in my old thing... I already replaced brakes lines and rear cylinders but that's all i could do at the time
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:31 PM   #4
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Right off the bat you get benefits stopping in wet conditions. You also get much better emergency braking with discs vs drums. And I feel a bit more control over your stopping which can make big differences. Also if you have bigger tires then discs can help quite a bit. I plan on doing thebdisc swap for my AMC 20 once I get the single axle shafts.
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:02 PM   #5
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yea that sounds worth it... I would definitely have a lot of research to do before getting into that though. Most I've ever done was change brake pads lol . And what do you mean by AMC 20? You need different shafts to change brake over brakes?
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:10 PM   #6
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No, but the AMC 20 which is the stock rear for my 85 cj7 has notoriously weak two piece axle shafts. I just wanna do that upgrade at then same time as putting disc rears on my AMC 20 axle.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:58 AM   #7
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I replaced the two piece axes with Warn axles with locking hubs so I could flat tow. Also stitch welded the tubes to the diff housing. The hubs would not take the torque generated by the 401 V8. I did replace the front D30 with a D44.

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