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Unread 08-15-2008, 06:47 PM   #1
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1957 cj5 brake swap?

I have a 57 CJ5 and was thinking of swapping out my 9 in drums and upgrading them. I was wondering what would be the best plan. going disk or 11in. I have a set up for 10 inch from another axle but the one inch does not seem worth it. This is not a dd but I would like it to stop easily. any suggestions?

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Unread 08-18-2008, 09:29 PM   #2
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1993 Ranger 2wd - dd
1999 wranger 2.5 - it gets used for something
1978 international scout - being built
1998 Cherokee sport 4.0 auto
1957 CJ5 - restoring back to stock http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...54#post5168554
Bikes:2000 Ducati Monster 900: 2001 CBR 600 F4i: 1980 CB 900
my build http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=550786
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Unread 08-18-2008, 10:29 PM   #3
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Nothing beats discs!

I have no idea what will swap onto a '50's jeep, but I'm sure it would be worth the effort!
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Unread 08-19-2008, 06:57 AM   #4
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One easy solution is the Chevy brake swap. Another easy solution is a disc brake D30. I chose to do the Chevy brakes on my '70. Probably one of the best mods I've done to date. It was featured in JP Magazine once, but really the best write-up I've seen is at: www.earlycj5.com

Here is a direct link to the article: http://www.earlycj5.com/tech/brakes/...conversion.php
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