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post #31 of 54 Old 04-06-2010, 12:39 PM
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No trailer brakes?
Exactly. Rear discs won't help you, trailer brakes will


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post #32 of 54 Old 04-06-2010, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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it has already shown an improvment, yes trailer brakes would be great but that isnt the topic and yes the discs do help, probably not as much as trailer brakes but the issue wasnt finding a way to stop the trailer, the issue was replacing the rears and i got better results for cheaper than replacing what was damaged
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WOW!!! I think jeepforum should start having a 2 week period and memebers to have to read a certain amount of threads before being able to post like many other forums im on. This guy is nuts, shows no repsect to anyone who repsonds to him and apparently doesnt read anything that is written, including what he writes.
For a normal everyday driver jeep that occasionally hauls loads that are only 1800lbs (half the weight of my jeep) (which is also safe compared to hauling any more weight) disc brakes in the rear do not provide a whole lot of difference besides in maintanence.

For a race car or a high performance huge tire offroad machine it provides a lil better braking, but at that point you have brake pressure controls to vary the pressure from front to back so you are not locking up the rears.

So if you are locking up the rears with discs compared to drums that makes it more unsafe then having a controlled slightly longer stopping distance, if it was any longer

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so joe are you saying i didnt get a better deal paying under $200 for my rears?
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so joe are you saying i didnt get a better deal paying under $200 for my rears?
I'd do it just for the ease of replacing the brakes.
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i was going to need to replace everything including the backing plate and the wheel cylinders so i took this route because it was much cheaper but other than to cost i think its easier and i like it better. i think if so many people werent just here to argue they would agree. it would have cost around $600 but i did it for under $200 using a 97 cherokee's rears, the only thing that didnt match was the park brake cables but they bolted in easily. but i do have an issue, i need to change the pinion seal and the parts store told me there are 3 different ones and its a part they need to order, how do i know whick one to order???
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By doing research on your own about something so simple, if your such a great "car guy" like you make it sound you wouldnt be relying on someone at an autoparts store who just reads what the computer tells them about your jeep.

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i was going to need to replace everything including the backing plate and the wheel cylinders so i took this route because it was much cheaper but other than to cost i think its easier and i like it better. i think if so many people werent just here to argue they would agree. it would have cost around $600 but i did it for under $200 using a 97 cherokee's rears, the only thing that didnt match was the park brake cables but they bolted in easily. but i do have an issue, i need to change the pinion seal and the parts store told me there are 3 different ones and its a part they need to order, how do i know whick one to order???
Against my better judgement, but I believe there are only two rear Dana 44 pinion seals and the difference is one is flanged and one is not.

Were it me, I'd order both, use the one that fits and return the one that doesn't. Or, find a number on the seal that's in there.

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i dont know the part numbers so i figured id ask. but i guess since you have no clue you'll just act like a ******bag.
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thanks blaine, ive changed them at the shop and i remember the older cherokee had 3 and 2 were identical but im not sure what to look for. ill take your route and order both i just wasnt sure if it was a well known jeep thing
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FWIW, my CJ7 has drums all around and has NO problem locking up 31's. Also, another thing to think about; if drums were so bad then why do 18-wheelers still use them all around?

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i dont know the part numbers so i figured id ask. but i guess since you have no clue you'll just act like a ******bag.
it just gets old seeing know it alls come on here and post simple questions about parts and part numbers. and i dont know off the top of my head but could figure it out pretty quick. thats the nice thing about the internet, you can find what your looking for with little effort.

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Can we agree that this guy did good if his original repair was going to cost $600 (his estimate, not mine) and that he was able to put Disc brakes on for $200, which while the consensus is not necessarily an upgrade on the Jeeps, but definitely not a downfall either?

Stop arguing...everyone hug now.

I wouldn't do this as an out of the way upgrade, but in the same situation presented with the same $$$$ figures I would have done the same. But I wouldn't have come on here bragging about the benefits of my purchase, I would have stopped at "Hey...did disc conversion $400 cheaper than fixing my drums...keep that in mind if you have to do the same"

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Can we agree that this guy did good if his original repair was going to cost $600 (his estimate, not mine) and that he was able to put Disc brakes on for $200, which while the consensus is not necessarily an upgrade on the Jeeps, but definitely not a downfall either?

Stop arguing...everyone hug now.

I wouldn't do this as an out of the way upgrade, but in the same situation presented with the same $$$$ figures I would have done the same. But I wouldn't have come on here bragging about the benefits of my purchase, I would have stopped at "Hey...did disc conversion $400 cheaper than fixing my drums...keep that in mind if you have to do the same"
Yes he did well with beating the repair, but he is saying that discs in the rear are better then drums, when his drums were crap. He cant argue when he didnt have peoper working drums.
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I give him credit for sticking with the thread as long as he did and I also feel he made the right decision based on his numbers .
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