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post #1 of 12 Old 09-25-2017, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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YJ Dana 44 Brake rotor (size) issue

Any help........ Dana 44 5x5.5 16 inch wheels... 37 Creepy Crawlers .running brake caliper brackets from a 1/2 ton.. Now my problem is that I cant find the rotors to fit with this application.. I dont have room for the outside pad. I have tried all the normal rotors F-150

Note; I use to run the 3/4 ton brackets but didn't get enough pad to rotor and it was recommendated that I switch to the (chevy) 1/2 ton. caliper brackets .. Looking for a rotor with a 3.2 inch hat depth and a 7.3 ish diameter.. or can anyone recommend what else I can do for better brakes.

** I should have listened to my mother and took up Basket weaving instead of building jeeps! This has been giving me headaches !

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-25-2017, 01:18 PM
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Be sure you're running the correct calipers for the 1/2 ton Chevy caliper brackets (FRC 4071 and FRC 4072). The rotor p/n should be a 6048R. This is all assuming you're running the correct caliper bracket. Any pictures?

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Just to clarify, is this a front or rear D44?

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post #4 of 12 Old 09-25-2017, 07:37 PM
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Also is it a Ford 44?

93 YJ SOA 2" springs front, XJ springs rear w/main leaf added, High pinon 9 inch rear detroit locker front Dana 44 ARB 4.56 Gears, 36 inch Irok tires too much to list.
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post #5 of 12 Old 09-25-2017, 08:21 PM
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Karen, Sounds like you are trying to use Ford caliper brackets and ford calipers. and an early F150 rotor. The early rotors were almost 1.25 inch thick where the pads go. The later full size Bronco rotors are 1 inch thick. I have a set of hubs and rotors in my garage that I just went out and measured. They are from a 1994 full size Bronco. 5 on 5.5 and match the measurements you are looking for but they have a 1 inch rotor thickness. That may help you fit the outside pad in. Hope this helps.
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post #6 of 12 Old 09-26-2017, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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I am using chevy 1/2 ton brackets and chevy calipers.. I had a issue with the 3/4 ton chevy brackets...my pad was only hitting 3/4 of my rotor. It was suggested that the 1/2 ton would move the caliper down some and retain more pad.. I have tried 3 diffrent f-150 rotors but no luck... My Dana 44 FRONT is from a Early Bronco
This was the axle application that I bought a few years ago,,, it worked fine until I went to 16 inch wheels and 37 creepys.. not sure why.
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post #7 of 12 Old 09-26-2017, 02:20 PM
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This may sound like a stupid question but I am going to ask it anyway.
I am not sure of the Bronco 44 but my Waggy 44 the bracket goes on after the spindle. Is it the same?
The wheel size should have no bearing what so ever of the brakes.

93 YJ SOA 2" springs front, XJ springs rear w/main leaf added, High pinon 9 inch rear detroit locker front Dana 44 ARB 4.56 Gears, 36 inch Irok tires too much to list.
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post #8 of 12 Old 09-27-2017, 04:34 AM
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Some pictures of what you've got going on would help.


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Sorry I am still trying to figure out photos on this site !
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post #10 of 12 Old 10-04-2017, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Well its no longer a rotor issue...I have the wrong caliper Bracket...looking for a different style Chevy 1/2 ton 5 lug for a Dana 44
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If this is a Ford Bronco front end, why aren't you just using Ford Bronco disk brakes?

Quick look at rockauto says, just about any 1/2 (F100/F150/Bronco) from 73-83 with disks are the same.

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post #12 of 12 Old 10-05-2017, 08:26 PM
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Check for p/n CB6675 or CB7191. That would be the most common caliper mount for a six lug spindle. Then go with the Ford hub and rotor bobracing suggested
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