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Unread 04-03-2013, 06:45 PM   #1
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Complete Brake Replacement. Your Thoughts?

I'm about to replace my rear drum brakes on my '89 and I want to know if I should just replace the wheel cylinders, brake boots, and small parts. I was just going to do the drum brake itself, but recently my father had to have all the hardware on his 2005 F-150 replaced because it was rusted and the brake drum would have been no good with the rusted hardware. It's only about $100 investment, but I still want to know what you all think about whether or not I should do it all.

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Unread 04-03-2013, 06:56 PM   #2
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You could have disk brakes for about $100 more.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 07:14 PM   #3
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Any recommendations on where to get a conversion kit?
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Unread 04-03-2013, 07:14 PM   #4
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Ah the good ol $50 job that turns into, well for $50 more I can just do all the hardware... then... well for $100 more I can have discs... well for 200 more i could have an 8.8. well for 300 more i could do an 8.8 and new brakes... etc LOL
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Unread 04-03-2013, 07:20 PM   #5
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Whenever I do brakes I always replace everything. The parts are so cheap. Wheel cylinders are about $9 and the spring kit is about $15.

Brakes are the only thing on a D35 worth spending money on.
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Do it all clean the backing plates and reinstall you won't regret it. It would be hell to have a spring break on the trail or a cylinder leak right after you do the brake pads. Paint the drums with some heat paint won't show any rust through your wheels.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 07:50 PM   #7
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Whenever I do brakes I always replace everything. The parts are so cheap. Wheel cylinders are about $9 and the spring kit is about $15.

Brakes are the only thing on a D35 worth spending money on.
Same here.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:06 PM   #8
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Yeah I just ordered all the parts for a complete drum replacement. Disks might be (are) better, but the only conversion kits I saw were for $400+ and I haven't had any problems with the drums thus far so why fix what isn't broke?
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The conversion I was referencing was a 8.8
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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:11 PM   #10
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As mentioned above, replace all part's. Do one side at a time so you have something to compare it to.
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I am in the midst of converting my YJ to hydroboost. Got the complete hydroboost, master cylinder, prop valve, brake pedal assembly, p/s pump and lines from a 2008 Silverado 6.0 for $56. I will snap some pics as to how it goes.


I know this is a far reach from upgrading wheel cylinders, but mine started with upgrading the stock prop valve for the 8.8 with discs.......
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Unread 04-03-2013, 10:59 PM   #12
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I am in the midst of converting my YJ to hydroboost. Got the complete hydroboost, master cylinder, prop valve, brake pedal assembly, p/s pump and lines from a 2008 Silverado 6.0 for $56. I will snap some pics as to how it goes.


I know this is a far reach from upgrading wheel cylinders, but mine started with upgrading the stock prop valve for the 8.8 with discs.......
Well damn! Yeah some pics would be awesome to see!
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Unread 04-03-2013, 11:01 PM   #13
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Do it all clean the backing plates and reinstall you won't regret it. It would be hell to have a spring break on the trail or a cylinder leak right after you do the brake pads. Paint the drums with some heat paint won't show any rust through your wheels.
Paint the entire drum? With some POR-15 heat resistant coating?
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Unread 04-04-2013, 04:49 AM   #14
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being your in pa you should change everything in there including the drums. Dont pain the inside of the drum.. Only the outside.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 09:51 AM   #15
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I picked up the front and rear axles out of a 96 Grand Cherokee for $130 for the pair. The rear is a D35 with discs so I'm converting that over to the S35 I have sitting in the back of the garage before I put it under the YJ. The kits are overly priced, but if you have time just watch Craigslist and junkyards for part outs. I got lucky in that mine has brand new rotors and pads on it. The guy had just replaced them and the tranny went 3 weeks later so he parted it out. The front axle will be stripped of wheelbearings, axleshafts, etc for spares.
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