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Unread 04-19-2013, 08:51 AM   #181
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Well there is a mood the used Caddy front calipers, but does not get you the e-brake set. I'm not so sure the nissan pads are to small. I look at my Suburban rear pad and yes they are twice the size, but it is much heavier and designed to pull and stop 10,000 trailer.
I was always told that the front did most of the stopping power.
Here is your Caddy conversion kit. It is going to be more expensive than the Nissan conversion, but less than the SSBC one.

http://www.tsmmfg.com/2590.html

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Unread 04-19-2013, 08:53 AM   #182
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For those actually using the 300x/Maxima calipers (b/c that's what this thread is about) are you switching your proportioning valve to 4whl disc like below? I talked to these guys that I bought my booster/MC from and he said I'd want to change to this one, or would you keep the stock disc/drum one and add an adjustable proportioner? thx

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Unread 04-19-2013, 08:59 AM   #183
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http://biobug.org/jeep/cj/ref/Warn-B...structions.pdf

Cadillac brake info. You just need the bracket
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Unread 04-19-2013, 09:05 AM   #184
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For those actually using the 300x/Maxima calipers (b/c that's what this thread is about) are you switching your proportioning valve to 4whl disc like below? I talked to these guys that I bought my booster/MC from and he said I'd want to change to this one, or would you keep the stock disc/drum one and add an adjustable proportioner? thx

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-CJ-univ...vip=true&rt=nc
I stuck with my manual brake prop valve, no alterations
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Unread 04-19-2013, 10:02 AM   #185
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I have been thinking about rotor and pad size for awhile. Although they do not offer a parking brake (what's that? Its never worked anyway...) I have been thinking about using CJ front calipers and F-150 front rotors. The F-150 rotors have a deep offset and would get the disc and caliper away from the wheel center a bit. This would allow for a simple bracket to be welded to the axle to support the caliper. In my opinion, this would be a much stronger setup with much thicker disc...
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Unread 04-19-2013, 10:10 AM   #186
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CJ front disc on the rear and Ford SVO rear calipers...

2000 Mustang GT rear caliper with built in parking brake.


CJ front rotor on rear with SVO caliper.
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Unread 04-19-2013, 10:13 PM   #187
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About the only thing this "upgrade" has done for me, is let me know it is time for '60s.




Oh well, live and learn!!!!
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Unread 04-20-2013, 08:37 AM   #188
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About the only thing this "upgrade" has done for me, is let me know it is time for '60s.



Oh well, live and learn!!!!
I am assuming the bleeder did not perform as hoped.
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Unread 04-20-2013, 10:32 AM   #189
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Brake calipers

I like that Ford SVO caliper, I hope somebody trys it. Hey Matt heres your chance. Things improve in the auto world very quckily. It is impossible to research and to be able to know what is out there to use as a possible improvement. It takes guys who are willing to invest time and resources to find something that works. Sometimes it's a home run, sometimes not so good. Somebody will hit on the perfect solution. If you are like Matt then just don't do it. The old saying is Rome wasn't built in a day. Hopefully someone will hit on it.
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As time and money permits, I am going to try the CJ front rotor/SVO option. I will keep everyone posted as I go.
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Unread 04-20-2013, 07:21 PM   #191
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As time and money permits, I am going to try the CJ front rotor/SVO option. I will keep everyone posted as I go.
I will be curious to see how this works out for you. Be sure to start a thread when you make the mod.

So, I didn't get the parking brakes hooked up today (although the cables I bought look like they will work well). But, I did take her out for a drive!

Before going out for the drive, I had my wife pump the brakes so I could watch them engage the pads on the rotor. All was good, so I took her for a spin around the neighborhood. She stops really well... once the pedal is depressed about half way. I think this means I still have air in the system (but I welcome any other opinions). I am putting the parking brake cable installation on hold so I can try bleeding them on a block of wood.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 08:19 AM   #192
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For bleeding, try simple gravity. Make the assumption that u were a good bleeder and the lines are not the issue, its the caliper. Disconnect the lowest caliper bolt and rotate. The caliper until the nipple is at top, crack it open slightly and start rotating past vertical. Little baby bubbles will come out, no need to pump pump hold from pedal. When bubbles stop, close, reinstall, test.
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For bleeding, try simple gravity. Make the assumption that u were a good bleeder and the lines are not the issue, its the caliper. Disconnect the lowest caliper bolt and rotate. The caliper until the nipple is at top, crack it open slightly and start rotating past vertical. Little baby bubbles will come out, no need to pump pump hold from pedal. When bubbles stop, close, reinstall, test.
Thanks... I will give that method a shot first before I try the wood block method.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 08:26 AM   #194
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Thanks... I will give that method a shot first before I try the wood block method.
Any news?
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Any news?
Not yet. Unfortunately I won't have time to work on this until Saturday. But I will post an update and let you know how it works.
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