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R u s s 09-14-2013 12:05 PM

Rear disc brakes on my TJ for less than $150.00
 
So over my weekend I finally got around to looking at my back brakes. Since I bought it last year I would act up every so often where one rear tire would lock up with just tapping the brake. So I pull it apart and needless to say the hard parts were in okay shape but the auto ajusters and wheel cylinders were starting to freeze up. And of course they were caked with mudd and such. So off to the wrecking yard I go to pick up some used parts (I know I'll get a bashing for used brakes but I'll save a buck where I can) while browsing for the best looking parts. I stumble onto a 96 grand Cherokee with four wheel discs with abs. So the wheels start turning and needless to say I ended up with a pile of parts thinking about how much this is going to cost me. So I go in and ask how much and of course the old guy looks and says how about 135. I paid him and went on my way. Spent the rest of the day putting them on and boy are they sweet. The only thing that did not bolt directly on was the drivers side brake line which all I had to do was rebend it to the splitter block. Everything else was gravy

MikalCarbine 09-14-2013 05:24 PM

Please post pictures and details, I've desperately wanted rear discs as I'm constantly rebuilding my drums due to mud. There's no way I'm spending $500+ for the upgrade kits

R u s s 09-14-2013 06:10 PM

My jeep is a 99 wrangler with a dana 30 dont have much for pics but I'll point ya in the right direction.
Parts came off of a 1996 grand Cherokee with 4wheel abs and a dana 30 rear axle.
First things first you need to pull both rear axle shafts out. And remove the rotors\drums

This is the part list of what you should need.


Brake assembly backing plate which includes everything attached to it [parking cable,parking brake shoes, caliper brake pads] also the four studs in the axle housing that holds that assembly on. Then the same parts from the other side. Next you need to pull the hard brake lines off the axle if you dont want to rebend the drivers side line you can get the spliter block that the lines connect to.

tip for removing the ebrake cable use a 1/2 box end wrench and shove it over the spring so it compresses it.

Everything just bolts on except for rebending the driver side line and mounting the outer hard line bracket which I just used a self tapping screw.

Dont forget to ajust the ebrake when your done

If you have more questions feel free to ask.

R u s s 09-14-2013 06:12 PM

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R u s s 09-14-2013 06:14 PM

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Here are my left over parts minus the hard lines.

MikalCarbine 09-15-2013 07:10 PM

I have a Dana 44 rear :(, I wonder if this is possible with the D44a from the Cherokees? I'm not even sure if they had discs rear though

R u s s 09-15-2013 07:37 PM

Ive think there is a thread on here somewhere that says you can use it you just have to enlarge the center hole. I could be mistaken though

98 tj sport 09-15-2013 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by MikalCarbine (Post 4599545)
I have a Dana 44 rear :(, I wonder if this is possible with the D44a from the Cherokees? I'm not even sure if they had discs rear though

D35 and d44 brakes interchange they are the same. When I swapped in a d44 I didn't even remove my brakes I just hung the whole assembly by some wire baking plates and all and just bolted them to the d44 so I wouldn't have to fool with bleeding them. But I will keep my eye out for a grand Cherokee with discs to swap out.

gixxerphil 09-15-2013 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by MikalCarbine (Post 4599545)
I have a Dana 44 rear :(, I wonder if this is possible with the D44a from the Cherokees? I'm not even sure if they had discs rear though


Disc Brake Conversion - 1

MikalCarbine 09-16-2013 02:09 PM

Oh my. Thank you, I'll be looking into this


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