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Unread 01-02-2007, 08:41 PM   #1
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Dana 44 Rear Disk Brakes

I have a 86 cj7 it has a dana 44 back rear.I was wondering if anyone has done a rear disk brake conversion on one and what they needed?

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Unread 01-02-2007, 11:19 PM   #2
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If you have the late 86 CJ Dana 44, your outer ends of the axle housing are the same as the Model 20. Same drums, same brake shoes and hardware , but the backing plate is slightly different. It looks the same and has the same bolt pattern, but has a larger hole in the center for the axle/bearing to go through due to the one peice axles (bearing faces different way compared to the model 20).
So if I was doing a rear disk set up (and I might), I would research it and treat it as a model 20.
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Unread 01-03-2007, 04:41 AM   #3
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www.binderboard.org has a write up on this. The IH guys have some good info. BillUSN-1 (see the fuel injection sticky on the top of this forum) did the write up and I'm sure he would be happy to answer any questions.
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Unread 01-03-2007, 07:39 AM   #4
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www.binderboard.org has a write up on this. The IH guys have some good info. BillUSN-1 (see the fuel injection sticky on the top of this forum) did the write up and I'm sure he would be happy to answer any questions.

the link you posted dose not work.... http://www.binderboard.org/
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Unread 01-03-2007, 09:21 AM   #5
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Unread 01-04-2007, 02:06 AM   #6
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Just do a search with my username. Bill usn-1 on www.binderbulletin.org

I'm the same guy everywhere!! No name changes to hide!!

I also have the info posted on www.justih.org

There are also writeups for things like a GM hydroboost brake conversion, OBA, OBW, EFI, and others...
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Unread 01-04-2007, 11:16 AM   #7
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thanks for the help
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Unread 01-05-2007, 08:19 AM   #8
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I could not find any info on doing a rear disc brake setup on a dana 44.dose anyone no what parts I need to do this?if so I will get the parts I need and figure it out myself.I just need a general idea where to start
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Unread 01-05-2007, 09:25 AM   #9
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in more searching i did I found some info on mounting brakits that get welded to the rear that speed way sells.but still need to no what rotors and such to use.or is there a better way of doing it
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Unread 01-06-2007, 04:03 AM   #10
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You seem to be a little search challenged so here's a direct link.
As i said it's a complete write up with links to various other upgrades.
This is NOT a bolt on conversion.
If that's what you want then don't even click on the link.
There used to be a warn or TSM kit that was a little bit more bolt on friendly but one required a FF axle kit for the D44 before you could install the brake kit!!
Ended up being about $1200.

I would opt for an exploder 8.8 with disc before doing that!!

rear disc for 44
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Unread 01-06-2007, 04:28 AM   #11
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There's been several ways to skin this cat over the years and I *know* all of this info is on the web and has been so for at least 8-10 years now. One combo uses Warn's caliper brackets with CJ rotors. The TSM kit is around $400 IIRC...it doesn't include every little piece, but tells you where to source the off-the-shelf stuff...they use a blank Chevy rotor that they drill to your requested bolt pattern. There's several complete kits like SSBC for double to triple that amount. There's a guy on Ebay selling setups with the redrilled 6-bolt rotor like Bill has. You've gotta poke around on some of the sites that have been around a long time like off-road.com, pirate4x4.com and search...you'll find this stuff once you're looking in the right places.
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Unread 01-06-2007, 09:41 PM   #12
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Stainless Steel brakes has a GREAT conversion kit for this. I have this on mine. No idea how much it costs retail, but it is a great kit.

The other idea, as mentioned, is the Warn caliper brackets which use the S-10 rotors, these are a nice low-buck way to go and I highly recommend it. They work with Ford rotors from their D44 equiped trucks. The regular 5 on 5.5 ones. I would call over there and ask for Matt in customer service. He can square you away.

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I've been thinking about doing a disk conversion on my CJ5's rear D44 later on this Winter. I thought I'd try CJ disks (the 1 1/8" thick ones), El Dorado Calipers (with parking brake cable hookup) and some homemade 3/8" thick brackets. If I get around to doing it this winter, I'll be sure to do a writeup and post part numbers..etc.
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You seem to be a little search challenged so here's a direct link.
As i said it's a complete write up with links to various other upgrades.
This is NOT a bolt on conversion.
If that's what you want then don't even click on the link.
There used to be a warn or TSM kit that was a little bit more bolt on friendly but one required a FF axle kit for the D44 before you could install the brake kit!!
Ended up being about $1200.

I would opt for an exploder 8.8 with disc before doing that!!

rear disc for 44
nice write up.thats what I was looking for.thanks agian
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Bill's as handy as a pocket on a shirt.
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