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post #1 of 4 Old 10-25-2003, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Disk Conversion

I have a 79 Cj-5 with disc up front and drum in the rear. I was wondering if anyone could tell me where I could buy a disk conversion for the drum brakes in the rear.

Any help is greatly appreciated

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post #2 of 4 Old 10-25-2003, 09:59 PM
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Mind if I ask why you want to convert to rear discs? Do you do much off-roading? I ask because I would not recommend rear discs if you intend to do some wheeling. The reason: Disc brakes don't function as well wet as drums do. If you encounter wet crossings and mud, you lose braking effectiveness with the rear discs. If you run strictly on the road, convert. As far as sources, I will have to look around my mags for a bit.

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Mind if I ask why you want to convert to rear discs? Do you do much off-roading? I ask because I would not recommend rear discs if you intend to do some wheeling. The reason: Disc brakes don't function as well wet as drums do. If you encounter wet crossings and mud, you lose braking effectiveness with the rear discs. If you run strictly on the road, convert. As far as sources, I will have to look around my mags for a bit.

My drums are barely holding on and definitly need replacement. I also do some wheeling but not a great deal. I would prefer the stopping power and figure if Im going to replace them might as well go to disk.
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