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Unread 10-02-2008, 10:08 AM   #1
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Rear drums + mud = no rear brakes...

So I like to go in the mud... a lot. Problem is, my rear drums fill up with it and stop working till I pull the wheel and drum off to clean it out.

What do you guys do about this? And don't say convert to disks as I JUST replaced all the rear brakes!

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Unread 10-02-2008, 10:09 AM   #2
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convert to disks.

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Unread 10-02-2008, 10:16 AM   #3
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only thing i can think of is disk conversion. didnt a 93 v8 come with a d35? might be easier to get a d44a with disks and just swap axles
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Unread 10-02-2008, 10:21 AM   #4
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Yah, I have the D35. I was looking at new axles but I couldn't figure out exactly what I could put under there. Think I was thinking about going with a 8.8 rear and a D44 front.

Anyways, I just spent $430 on completely new rear brakes and axle seals as it was a mess.

I was asking about if I should do a rear disk conversion and everyone here on the forums said not to bother! lol
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Unread 10-02-2008, 10:29 AM   #5
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yea if you want rear disk brakes, and a easy bolt on upgrade, just get a d44a out of a later v8 zj. if your looking for some welding and some more work, get the ford 8.8. both of them come with the disk brakes and ABS hookup.
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Unread 10-06-2008, 09:29 AM   #6
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Could you elaborate or point me to a link about the D44a swap?
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Unread 10-06-2008, 09:46 AM   #7
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cant seem to find a link for it, but im sure other people will chime in.

if im not mistaken its a direct bolt on, since after 93 i think all v8 jeeps cams with the d44a as the rear axle. as long as you get a d44a out of a ZJ, i think youll be all set. ill try looking around some more for you though
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96+ V8 ZJ's came with the D44a. 94+ Limited and 95+ (everything) came with discs in the rear.
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Unread 10-06-2008, 11:22 AM   #9
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Swap in a 8.8 !
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Unread 10-06-2008, 03:30 PM   #10
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Swap in a 8.8 !
I'd love to, but I'd need a good write up to tackle something like that.
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Unread 10-06-2008, 03:37 PM   #11
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http://www.mallcrawlin.com/forum/sho...&highlight=8.8

found something on the 8.8 swap for a zj
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Unread 10-06-2008, 04:07 PM   #12
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Couldn't have asked for more! Thanks!
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Unread 10-06-2008, 08:25 PM   #13
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How do they fill up with mud? Mine don't, I have never ever had a mud+brakes problem before. Also, you got ripped off on your brake job, find a new shop.
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Unread 10-07-2008, 01:49 AM   #14
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How do they fill up with mud? Mine don't, I have never ever had a mud+brakes problem before. Also, you got ripped off on your brake job, find a new shop.
you're not doing it right?

i think I spent something like almost $200 just on quality pads and rotors for my fronts and did them myself. I 'spose it'd be easy for a shop to try and justify charging something like $400

shop labour ftl
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Unread 10-07-2008, 07:26 AM   #15
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It was $490 for:

Rear drums, shoes, hardware, wheel cylinders, brake lines, rear axle seals, rear diff fluid, and labor.

They said my brakes were so worn they fell apart and my axle seals were leaking diff fluid all over my brakes lol

Side note, what year and model do I get the proper 8.8 out of?
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