I have Ford Crown Victoria rear caliper brackets and I was meaning to do a test fit with them, but got excited and by the time I remembered I had everything back together. The Crown Vic brackets are almost identical to the ZJ brackets and the ZJ calipers bolted to the Crown Vic brackets.. Not sure about final fitment though.
The stock proportioning valve works fine with the rear disc, but it does not work the rear brakes very hard. The rear brakes work great, but I cannot lock them up on dry pavement. If in the future more rear brake power is desired, there two options: One, swap in a ZJ proportioning valve, or two remove the O-ring from the stock proportioning valve where the rear line attaches.
For now though, the brakes are 100% better than before.
Yea, just one. When will you be over to do mine? Excellent job!
'96 Cherokee Country, Magnaflow cat and Borla exhaust, Hella 550's, Up Country suspension, Michelin MS 2's in 235x15 and Edelbrock IAS shocks. 91K orig. miles - the wife uses it ('cept when I borrow it to go huntin').
I was able to get both brackets for $150 with the drum hardware. The calipers were another $50 each and the soft lines were $20 each. Rotors were about $20 each as well. It is a good time to do axle seals, so I did that too, so about $7 each for them.
So.. about $344 for the whole conversion. Well worth it when you look at the cost of completely rebuilding the rear brakes (which I did several times).