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Unread 07-02-2009, 10:38 AM   #1
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CJ5 rear drum to disk ???

Hi Guys,

Wanted to ask how difficult doing a rear drum replacement to disk brakes is?

The wheel cyl on the rear of my 5 are leaking and are pretty poor at best.

Since I dont have the hardware to make the bracket to mount the calliper, does any one out there fab it or sell one?

I love to hear from the guys out there who have done this mod to see if it was really worth the time and money.

Thanks Dave

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Unread 07-02-2009, 10:41 AM   #2
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Im interested in this As well.

I want to know if its Worth it to do it performance and efficiency wise.

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Unread 07-02-2009, 11:09 AM   #3
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I have done and helped install some kits from this guy on a few 50s and 60s muscle cars but not on a Jeep. Nice stuff and his web has a lot of good info. I like him because you can use as much or outsource as much as you want. He is not just selling a kit. http://www.tsmmfg.com/
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Unread 07-02-2009, 08:37 PM   #4
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I bought the rear disk kit from tsmmfg. I had a few issues with his caliper bracket. If I recall there are 6 bolts on the housing and his bracket only lines up with 5. Had to drill for the 6th. Other than that they are great. I bought the calipers with the parking brake. Still trying to get those working correctly but its my cables not the calipers.
He ships immediately vs waiting several weeks for other kits. They also are helpful with questions.

Pretty easy to install once I figured out only 5 holes lined up.
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Unread 07-03-2009, 09:59 AM   #5
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I bought the rear disk kit from tsmmfg. I had a few issues with his caliper bracket. If I recall there are 6 bolts on the housing and his bracket only lines up with 5. Had to drill for the 6th. Other than that they are great. I bought the calipers with the parking brake. Still trying to get those working correctly but its my cables not the calipers.
He ships immediately vs waiting several weeks for other kits. They also are helpful with questions.

Pretty easy to install once I figured out only 5 holes lined up.
Dad03, do you happen to have a web link to his site? Correct me if I am wrong, but it sounds like you purchased all the parts you needed for the upgrade from one place? What did you install them on?
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Unread 07-03-2009, 11:26 AM   #6
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Web link in post #3 above.
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Unread 07-03-2009, 03:13 PM   #7
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They sell the entire kit. I installed them on my CJ 5 with the Dana 44. I think you can get the entire kit for around 500 if you don't want the parking brake option on the calipers.
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Unread 07-04-2009, 07:58 AM   #8
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I put a Stainless Steel Brake kit on the rear of my 74. They run about $750 and include Lincoln rear calipers with emergency brakes, rotors, and everything else. I had to machine shims to get the axle end play right, and also machine down the axle flanges. I am not at all impressed with the two-piece caliper brackets, which did not quite fit and look a bit on the flimsy side.
I can't tell you how it works until I finish building the vehicle...
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