Join Date: Oct 2007
When done properly, Drum brakes can have more stopping power that disc's but have a problem with brake fade because they are enclosed inside the drum and cant dissipate the heat as well. Theres more surface area between pads and drum than pad and rotor. Thats why Semi's use drums over disc's, I know because i work building semi axles.
Personally i find it easier and cheaper to swap in a ford 8.8 that already has disc brakes because they are everywhere in junkyards.
Project/DD - 95' Cherokee Sport, 2 Door, Converted to 4x4, AX-15, NP231, Black and lots of other goodies
88' Cherokee Limited - RIP
Sold - 96' Cherokee Sport 4x4, 2 Door, AW4, NP242, Its the girlfriends now!!