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post #1 of 6 Old 02-28-2003, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
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Hydraulic brakes to power brakes question

I'm new to the jeep world and I just bought a '74 cj5 renagade. Right now it has hydraulic brakes on it and I was wondering if there was a conversion kit to turn it into power brakes. I've looked around and have found nothing yet. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


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post #2 of 6 Old 03-03-2003, 03:39 PM
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Jeepn 4 fun,

Your Jeep was available with power brakes so it shouldn't be that hard. You need to find a brake booster and bracket (ebay, junkyard, etc...) and cobble things together. I would go ahead and buy a new master cylinder at the same time just to be sure you are working with good parts. You'll also need to connect the booster to a vacuum source on the engine. Its really a very easy swap.

One warning though, when the motor quits so do the power brakes. This is a key thing to remember when you are going downhill on a trail. If you have any carb problems that make your jeep a little prone to stalling on hills you could find yourself running off the trail or into the Jeeps in front of you.

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I'll agree with what AtlantaCJ said. There are also places that make brakets for this kind of conversion.

Just for clarification, even power brakes are hydraulic. Hydraulic refers to the brake fluid. Adding power assist just makes them power assisted hydraulic brakes.

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post #4 of 6 Old 03-03-2003, 04:48 PM
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You may have to change some of your brake lines too, as hydrallic assist brakes have smaller lines (usually). If you go through the trouble of upgrading almost everything, perhaps you should look into simply upgrading with a ford 1/2 ton brakes, as they too fit 15" rims, but have larger pistons and should give you better braking than stock CJ parts.

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this is what you need.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=33566
make shure you ask the seller if it comes with all the bracketry?

here is another on complete
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=33566
good luck I hope this helps

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Thanks for all of your help guys. Sorry it took so long for me to reply. You guys certinly know more then I do on this one. Thanks again.

'74 CJ5, 304 V8 5.0L 2BL,
F & R ARB Air Lockers,
Posi-Traction Rear,
3" suspension Lift,
WARN locking hubs,
33X10.5X15 BF goodrich Mud Terrian T/A,
Tow hooks F & R,
KC daylighters,
Dana 30 Front and Dana 44 Rear
and more to come.
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