|09-24-2013 01:41 PM|
|09-24-2013 01:25 PM|
No drums on my warn rear disc brake kit
Full floater axles and warn full size manual hubs
warn brackets and cj disc (yes 5 on 5.5) and caddy eldarado calipers that use the caliper for the park brake function
works pretty well once you lengthen the handbrake cable attachment to get adequate cable length of pull to work the self adjusters
|04-29-2013 07:16 PM|
|04-29-2013 06:56 PM|
granted you may never have to replace them but knowing about them is a good idea. Having the right tool to work the springs and knowing different tricks makes drum brakes still less desirable to replace than disc though.
|04-29-2013 05:34 PM|
|Black Magic Brakes|
|04-29-2013 05:32 PM|
|FloridaTJ||I don't like dealing with drum brakes and one reason is that I will be towing a trailer on the trail and just thought it would be good|
|04-29-2013 09:09 AM|
|1rbotma||i had to replace my drum breaks last for the very first time. I found a thread on this forum. helped me out a bunch. took me 25 minutes to do my second drum after doing the other side. its not bad. but i would rather spend the conversion money on something else. just my .02|
|04-29-2013 08:36 AM|
|cwadej||Good info to have, I appreciated it. My trailer is fairly heavy, being made froma Ford Courier bed, with 20 gallons of water, 15 of gas, 20lb propane tank, stove, then all my tents and sleeping bags and such i take. Sadly my transmission needs work too, so that will have to come first.|
|04-29-2013 08:27 AM|
I can tell you I cringe when I think of the cost, but the Vanco brakes have been one of the very best mods I've done to my Jeep. The stopping power is incredible and hard to describe. It flat out works, and you'll be peeling your face off the windshield the first time you have to panic stop. FWIW, I've already got factory rear discs - and the Vancos are definitely worth the money.
I also tow an off-road camping trailer, in the Colorado mountains mind you, so I wanted a real upgrade that addressed the inherent design flaws of the stock stuff. That's the Vancos.
You might find this helpful:
Unlimited04's LJ Build - JeepForum.com
|04-29-2013 08:18 AM|
|cwadej||I just looked up the Vanco. For that price, I'd have to drive one before I could justify the expense. I will be towing a trailer in off road conditions for overlanding, but that's a LOT of money.|
|04-29-2013 08:16 AM|
Vanco Big Brake Kit - 1
|04-29-2013 08:11 AM|
|NC Bear||I found the cheapest way to convert to disks was the 8.8 axle conversion. I can't say enough how happy I am with the 8.8...|
|04-29-2013 08:05 AM|
|cwadej||Vanco calipers? I thought about doing the rear disc conversion, but that $500 buys a lot of other stuff.|
|04-29-2013 07:53 AM|
if you want to improve the braking capability of the Jeep, you do it in the front because the front does the majority of the braking....and since it looks like you've got bigger than stock tires, you could definitely use it.
I run Vanco brakes on 33s and it stops awesome. Dual piston calipers, no more knuckle flex or unevenly worn pads, and I have no worries towing my trailer in the mountains. Put your money into the Vanco front brakes if you want to improve stopping...only do the rear disc conversion if you never want to deal with drums again.
|04-29-2013 07:50 AM|
First off, what rear axle do you have?
If you have a D44, look here...
Dana 44 Rear Disc Brake Conversion
|04-29-2013 07:37 AM|
|geiman||Disc brakes are easier to work on, but they do not stop any better than properly adjusted and maintained drum brakes. If you still want to spend the money it's certainly doable, and there is another recent thread here with some links.|
|04-28-2013 10:51 PM|
|37-chevy||A small fortune. $500 and you do the work|
|04-28-2013 10:09 PM|
|FloridaTJ||I meant to write Simply**|
|04-28-2013 10:08 PM|
Disc brakes in the rear?
I was thinking about putting disc brakes in the rear of my jeep for a couple of reasons
1. I just simy hate drum brakes
2. It would feel alot better and easier when decending down a large hill
3. And they're simpler (I know how to service disc brakes but don't know the first thing about drum brakes)
In starting this thread I just want to know approximately how much it would cost and what to do, so if they're a anyone out there who's done it let me know