AMC 20 / Nissan Drum2Disc Brake Conv - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > AMC 20 / Nissan Drum2Disc Brake Conv

Save at JeepHut on Smittybilt Soft topsECGS Labor Day Sale!!New DEAL OF THE WEEK at ROCKRIDGE 4WD!

Reply
Unread 02-19-2012, 02:08 AM   #1
leeherron
Registered User
1981 CJ8 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 46
AMC 20 / Nissan Drum2Disc Brake Conv

I've read a few of these threads and plan on doing this addition, but wondered:

Have we compiled a list of confirmed donor models for the calipers? I've seen zx300 and Maxima, but no clear model years. Any other models? How bout the same for rotor donor?

Is this complete?

Calipers and brackets
Nissan Maxima-1995~01?
Nissan 300 ZX-1987~89?

Rotors
89-98 Geo Tracker
86-95 Suzuki Samurai

This seems like a no brainer conversion with cost being closer to $200 from salvage, than $1200 new.

How to convert rear drum to disc breaks using salvage parts on AMC 20

Reference:
2003 - zuki rotor/nissan caliper - pirate4x4.com
2006 - Disc Brakes w/Suzuki & Nissan - forums.off-road.com
2009 - Rear 20 Disc Upgrade - jeepforum.com
2010 - AMC 20 disc brakes - theamcforum.com

leeherron is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-29-2012, 05:28 AM   #2
Tyger78
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Baghdad, Iraq, Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Posts: 222
any new info on this?
__________________
I've done lost my mind...... mind.... mind.... mind..... mind..... what a silly word.
Tyger78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-29-2012, 06:50 AM   #3
waterdowg
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: nj
Posts: 2,221
That infromation looks right. Not sure if it make a difference, but I rememeber seeing something about wanting the rotors from 4 door Geo or Samurai. I also read something a few weeks ago about using Ford F150 rotors. But there was not year stated on that.
waterdowg is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-29-2012, 10:50 AM   #4
jpd1899
Registered User
1978 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 290
Try this. It's not complete and I can't guarentee 100% accuracy, but it worked on mine.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/am...s-list-957447/
jpd1899 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-30-2012, 08:16 AM   #5
waterdowg
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: nj
Posts: 2,221
If you want the brackets here you go. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/maxima-amc-20-disc-brake-conversion-brackets-blue-print-needed-1208307/index2.html Post 22 he just posted this yesteray. He has a few sets.
waterdowg is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-01-2012, 09:39 AM   #6
Tyger78
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Baghdad, Iraq, Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Posts: 222
Thank you Waterdowg... I'll be contacting and getting some.
__________________
I've done lost my mind...... mind.... mind.... mind..... mind..... what a silly word.
Tyger78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-01-2012, 04:40 PM   #7
BESRK
GROUND POUNDER
 
BESRK's Avatar
1980 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 12,264
Don't feel like you guys need to rush and get the last brackets that I have on the shelf.. I cut them regularly.

Also, if any of you are doing "one-off" brake conversions and need caliper brackets, feel free to either shoot me a DXF File (if you have access to CAD), or even send me a good template via mail... trace them out on stiff cardboard or 1/4" plywood/MDF.. I don't mind doing one-offs and shipping them in Flat Rate boxes.

Just keep in mind, the dimensions you send, are the dimensions I cut... With CAD/CAM.. "garbage in= garbage out. "
__________________
'80 CJ5 w/AMC360, T176, D44 w/Detroit 4.56, RE 4" YJ lift and 35s..

Ground Pounder Fab


Lower 2

Guardrail

Down Schoolbus

Slickrock Tellico

Save

Crozet

More Crozet
BESRK is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-02-2012, 09:37 PM   #8
mooncruiser
Senior Member
 
mooncruiser's Avatar
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Vail,AZ
Posts: 509
Quote:
Originally Posted by leeherron View Post
I've read a few of these threads and plan on doing this addition, but wondered:

Have we compiled a list of confirmed donor models for the calipers? I've seen zx300 and Maxima, but no clear model years. Any other models? How bout the same for rotor donor?

Is this complete?

Calipers and brackets
Nissan Maxima-1995~01?
Nissan 300 ZX-1987~89?

Rotors
89-98 Geo Tracker
86-95 Suzuki Samurai

This seems like a no brainer conversion with cost being closer to $200 from salvage, than $1200 new.

How to convert rear drum to disc breaks using salvage parts on AMC 20

Reference:
2003 - zuki rotor/nissan caliper - pirate4x4.com
2006 - Disc Brakes w/Suzuki & Nissan - forums.off-road.com
2009 - Rear 20 Disc Upgrade - jeepforum.com
2010 - AMC 20 disc brakes - theamcforum.com
Are these front or rear calipers from a Maxima?
mooncruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-02-2012, 11:50 PM   #9
lcampbell89
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Posts: 69
Are yall still using same master Cylinder as stock? Also same brake lines? What other components are needed to do this?
lcampbell89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-03-2012, 04:38 AM   #10
waterdowg
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: nj
Posts: 2,221
Get the rear calipers from the maxima. They have the e brake. Also get the short brake hose for those, it will attache directly to youe CJ steel brake hose. As for the MC, that varies. Some claim that it works as is, some claim they make the rear brakes only have 2# of pressure. Other have switch to an early Vette MC. So that is something you will have to work out.
waterdowg is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-03-2012, 08:10 AM   #11
mooncruiser
Senior Member
 
mooncruiser's Avatar
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Vail,AZ
Posts: 509
Thanks Waterdowg
mooncruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-03-2012, 09:16 AM   #12
lcampbell89
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Posts: 69
Also are these calipers from the nissan maxima the front calipers that we are just putting on our rear?
lcampbell89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #13
waterdowg
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: nj
Posts: 2,221
Oh before I forget and no one has said anything about is the e-brake cable. The e-brake cable will attach to the maxima Caliper you may need to get a creative but it should be fine. The other ends were the 2 rears attach to front at the equalizer bar, you may find that are short a inch or so. That can be resolved with a bolt and coupling nut. This will extened the threaded shaft from the front cable and allow out to reach the equalizer bar. You will need to cut the threaded part of the front cable a little, put on the coupling nut, and use the bolt thru the equailzer bar. Depending on the bolt lenght you can either cut the head off and use nuts or use 2 nuts to create a jam on the equaliser bar. It sound like a lot but read it a few time and and look what you have and it will click. This is really easy.
waterdowg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cj , disc brakes , drum brake
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.