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post #1 of 8 Old 10-18-2011, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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Are my brakes still good?

I recently bought my first jeep, a CJ7. The brakes, however, are kind of slow to work. I'm wondering if it's because of the 35's and a v8, but i'm no sure. Anybody know the problem/solution?


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post #2 of 8 Old 10-18-2011, 07:43 AM
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is it manual brakes? it shouldnt be as its an 85. but if they are that could be it, or your booster could be bad, or your MC, or your prop valve, or the pads, or the calipers. i run 35's with a yj booster/mc and stock cj brakes all around and mine will lock up the tires easy at any speed

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post #3 of 8 Old 10-18-2011, 07:52 AM
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I Would check to see if how the pistons work in the drums.They are cheap to replace if they are rusted or leaking.

The other thing to look into is upgrading to disc brakes for the rear.The kits are not cheap but with larger tires it would be one of those things that I would put in.The fronts have better calipers and discs too.Not as much as the rear conversion but will help stop alot easier.
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-18-2011, 07:54 AM
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Oh I forgot the joke.

Stop I have a hard enough time getting it go and you want to stop.What's wrong with you?
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I Would check to see if how the pistons work in the drums.They are cheap to replace if they are rusted or leaking.

The other thing to look into is upgrading to disc brakes for the rear.The kits are not cheap but with larger tires it would be one of those things that I would put in.The fronts have better calipers and discs too.Not as much as the rear conversion but will help stop alot easier.
theres also homemade kits you can put together rather than spend the pile of cash for the kits

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'98 XJ sold
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'89 MJ sold

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post #6 of 8 Old 10-18-2011, 07:59 AM
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Where have you seen that I would like to know.I only run 33's but I always cross my fingers when breaking.Always wanted to upgrade the rear but $$$$$$ is the problem.
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-18-2011, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info on the kits, i will check in on them.

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im having a hard time finding it right now, but i remember it was nissan calipers and sammy rotors and a homemade bracket i think

'01 TJ 4.7/NV3550, 2" lift, 35's, locked.
'79 CJ7 stock, 304
'98 XJ sold
'79 CJ7 sold
'82 CJ7 parted
'89 MJ sold

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1 April 2007
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