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Unread 02-23-2006, 01:02 PM   #1
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Disc Brake conversion

I have a 1985 CJ7, amc 20 with one piece axles. any ideas for upgrading to Disc brakes? Looking for a cheaper solution instead of buying the SSBC Kit.

CJ Madison
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Unread 02-24-2006, 08:16 AM   #2
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Do a search over on the Pirate forum. There was a writeup using basic parts from a couple of different cars. Pretty low dollar from what I remember.
1986 CJ7, 4.2 w/4.0 head, TFI-HEI hybrid ignition, Clifford manifold w/Holley 390 w/cold air intake, OBA, 4.5" lift, Woody CV shaft and Tattons in front, 4.10 gears - lunchbox in front, Truetrac in the back, twin-sticked, blower upgrade for running topless, trying to keep it simple.

It's just a Jeep, and if you don't wheel it once in a while, it's not even that.
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Unread 02-24-2006, 01:58 PM   #3
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I used 77 scout rotors, 85 s-10 calipers and made my on brackets that bolt on. Had to do some grinding on the rotors to get them to fit over the axles. I also had to grind the brake pads down a litlle bit but it works fine. you might look at tsm's kit. pretty reasonable price but you have to buy the calipers seperate.
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Unread 02-24-2006, 02:02 PM   #4
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My advice is to check with TSM (www.tsmmfg.com) and get their kit (about $300). Then go to www.car-parts.com and order some calipers from a salvage yard. TSM will tell you what calipers you need. That's what I did. I am installing my brakes tomorrow and I'll let you know how they turn out.
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Unread 02-24-2006, 04:14 PM   #5
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I was planning on taking one of these routes as well, but ended up purchasing a whole new front axle for $250, included calipers, rotors, knuckles MC, porportioning valve & power booster. Also included new gearing, but am not putting that in.

I asked around at a local Jeep place, where all they sell is used Jeep parts, and that is where I got the axle from. We discussed these kits, or using parts from a Chevy Truck, but they really recommended against it, saying it is harder that people say, and more modifications are necesary.

My two cents.
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