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post #16 of 35 Old 02-13-2012, 06:28 PM
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My backing plates are not drilled yet. I wont be doing this till after easter. I do know the GC assembly fits my stock 15" 11 spoke rims. There is like a 1/4" clearance between top of the caliper and the inside of the rim. You should be able to use the explorer backing plate, as the rotor is the same diameter as the GC. Use the GC rotor so you dont have to modify the explorer rotor. Iam trying to find explorer backing plates, they are hard to find up here. My only issue is the clearence between the caliper and rim.

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post #17 of 35 Old 02-13-2012, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks. Does anyone know where I can purchase Tereflex spacers for this conversion? I can't seem to find the spacers alone.

Also will a emergency brake cable from a Grand Cherokee fit to a explorer backing plate or do I need explorer cables?
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post #18 of 35 Old 02-13-2012, 07:44 PM
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Phone Tereflex for the spacers, they will sell them seperate.

I dont know how long MJ cables are. But heres some info 96 GC cable overall length 44", housing length 34.5".
GC cable will fit explorer backing plate.
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post #19 of 35 Old 02-14-2012, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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Alright thanks, that helps.
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post #20 of 35 Old 02-25-2012, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Im finnaly ready to press the bearings back onto the shaft. But what I am unsure of what way to place the Teraflex spacers ( tapers facing towards the inside of the axle or towards the rotor?). If anyone knows please let me know thanks.
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post #21 of 35 Old 02-25-2012, 04:56 PM
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The taper goes inside towards the seal.
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post #22 of 35 Old 02-25-2012, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks any reason why?
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post #23 of 35 Old 02-25-2012, 05:26 PM
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I think for clearance, some seals are not flat, for the dust lip on the outer edge. I dont remember the reason. Its what i have read and makes sense.
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post #24 of 35 Old 02-25-2012, 05:41 PM
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Hold on, just looked it up. The direction of the taper depends on the type of seal.
If the seal is flat on the outer edge, the retainer goes taper out.
If the seal has a step on the outer edge, the taper goes towards the seal. So the retainer pushes on the outer diameter of the seal and clears the middle of the seal.
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Thanks alot. My seal had the step so taper to the inside. Worked out great. Thanks I couldent find anything
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post #26 of 35 Old 02-25-2012, 07:34 PM
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No problem. Glad that it worked.
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post #27 of 35 Old 03-18-2012, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Just about finished the conversion. Everything is done minus the brake lines. I am unsure about what to do about the brake proportioning valve. If i remove it where do the lines go? There is two running to the back of the truck that both go into the proportioner. Has anyone ever removed this valve with the disk brakes? Any info would be appreciated thanks
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post #28 of 35 Old 03-18-2012, 09:31 PM
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This valve, is it above the rear axle? Its the height sensing proportioning valve, all it does is regulate the brake pressure to the back wheels. When the box is empty it reduces pressure to prevent rear wheel lockup and the more load in the box the more pressure to the back wheels.
I would not remove the valve. Try the brakes out first, you might have modify the proportioning valve below the master cylinder or replace it with one from a grand cherokee or an aftermarket proportioning valve.
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post #29 of 35 Old 03-19-2012, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Yes it is the valve mounted to the frame with a bracket and has linkage to the axle sorry for not clarifying. My issue with leaving it installed is that i fear it will hinder the performance of the new disks. Also I have a 4.5 in lift kit, therefore I would have to modify the linkage as it will too short, correct? The truck is disasembled as we speak, so unforunatly I have no way to check the brakes.
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post #30 of 35 Old 03-19-2012, 07:04 PM
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Yes, you would have too make the rod longer. How big of tire are going to put on it, 33" or bigger? Are you going to carry a spare? Yes? then i would bypass the valve, as bigger tires are heavier and it would be better to have more pressure to the back brakes. And some weight in the back would help prevent tire lockup. Are you going to put a recovery bumper on? chassis strenghtening?
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