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post #91 of 129 Old 11-26-2013, 06:59 PM
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There ya go:
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Less than 10 bucks and 20 minutes of time. Now I can carry an extra beer or two......
This actually worked so well, I transferred it into my 98 after wrecking my 97.

I'm looking into doing the dash light mod, but into blue.
I added one too man. Saw this lastnight and did mine today

I dig it. $6 storage. Love it

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post #92 of 129 Old 11-26-2013, 07:03 PM
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WJ Calipers...but that's a big upgrade and pricey.
Its not that bad depending how you do it.


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Best thing you can do for ZJ brakes is to get them working correctly. It's not a "cheap" mod but making sure the front calipers are able to slide correctly will completely change how your Jeep feels while braking. Many of our Jeeps over time dig craters into the knuckle where the pads slide and need to be filled in with weld in order to use the brakes to their full potential. Another common thing is on the rear if you have drums, the cable that adjusts the shoes gets stretched overtime and no longer adjust the brakes. Recently fixed both on mine and now it stops much better.
Best thing to do is not put yourself in a situation where you NEED to really get on your brakes. They simply are not big enough calipers to stop that heavy jeep effectively. You can put the best pads/rotors on the market on and the underlying issue remains: a small single piston caliper just dosent have the balls to stop this particular vehicle.


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post #93 of 129 Old 11-26-2013, 07:38 PM
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Its not that bad depending how you do it.




Best thing to do is not put yourself in a situation where you NEED to really get on your brakes. They simply are not big enough calipers to stop that heavy jeep effectively. You can put the best pads/rotors on the market on and the underlying issue remains: a small single piston caliper just dosent have the balls to stop this particular vehicle.


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I mean I completely agree they are too small but honestly when they work correctly they can be quite effective. If I had stock sized tires I'm confident they are strong enough to lock up all 4 on dry ground but with my 31's that's just not going to happen.

Even the WJ with it's added weight lacks brakes majorly. My mom has one that I used to borrow to tow with and I never liked how the brakes felt, in comparison I think my ZJ stops better with worse brakes...

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My wifes VW rabbit rear brake rotors are a little bigger than my front rotors. That's how sad it is.
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My wifes VW rabbit rear brake rotors are a little bigger than my front rotors. That's how sad it is.
This. Exactly.


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I mean I completely agree they are too small but honestly when they work correctly they can be quite effective. If I had stock sized tires I'm confident they are strong enough to lock up all 4 on dry ground but with my 31's that's just not going to happen. Even the WJ with it's added weight lacks brakes majorly. My mom has one that I used to borrow to tow with and I never liked how the brakes felt, in comparison I think my ZJ stops better with worse brakes...
I can't lock up stock 29" tires on dry pavement...but I can sure roast them!

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Before you guys get too crazy about locking up tires. ABS is there to prevent locking up the tires.
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Before you guys get too crazy about locking up tires. ABS is there to prevent locking up the tires.
ZJ ABS, that's a funny one I've tested it several times. The ABS light is not on (light works) yet it's never worked lol.

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On my last ZJ with 33's I pulled the ABS relay just to see. It stopped much better after that. I never put it back.
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after i broke a chunk off the ABS tone ring trying to change the U-joint, it feels like im sliding on ice untill the ABS light kicks on, than it feels like normal braking. so i kinda need it for now, still havent fixed it.
loving this thread tho!!! gonna do some of these mods this weekend!!!

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::::::: Mod Name: OBA setup
::::::: Why Worth It: You have cheap, easy, awesome, air to fill your tires on your rig.
::::::: Cost: 0-40$
::::::: Where to buy: Home Depot, Harbor Freight, Etc.
::::::: Time required:3-6 hours
::::::: Difficulty:moderate
::::::: DIY: 6/10
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There is a better write up here:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/h...p-way-1297214/

I give credit to this guy for the idea, it works great so far and I love it.
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If my ABS light is always on, what does that mean? Drives/brakes fine to me.
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Best thing you can do for ZJ brakes is to get them working correctly. It's not a "cheap" mod but making sure the front calipers are able to slide correctly will completely change how your Jeep feels while braking. Many of our Jeeps over time dig craters into the knuckle where the pads slide and need to be filled in with weld in order to use the brakes to their full potential. Another common thing is on the rear if you have drums, the cable that adjusts the shoes gets stretched overtime and no longer adjust the brakes. Recently fixed both on mine and now it stops much better.
What do you mean by "filled in with weld"? My Jeep's knuckles have the craters on them as well
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