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Being an avid four wheeler, I live by my motto of restore, break, rebuild. My latest challenge was rebuilding the many years of abuse and neglect associated with my recent purchase of a Jeep CJ 7. Among many things needed that were purely cosmetic, I decided to get it up and running. My Jeep was equipped with a strong V 8. This is a common swap for some,but it was the selling point for me. The engine was running fair and the drive train was fine. No over heating proved that the coolant system was functioning and it visually seems to be holding tight on all other fluids because there were no puddles on my driveway. The only thing left for inspection was the brake system. A stronger engine means faster acceleration and sometimes the ability to tow, as the CJ’s chassis is rated to tow up to 2,000 lbs. However, the ability of the Jeep’s brake to bring things to a safe halt may be below what it should be. This is a scary issue for me coupled with the fact that I will be putting larger tires and rims on my rig. Most people forget that bigger tires and rims may call for a brakes upgrade.

As a general rule, if the brakes on your Jeep were good before the swap, they will probably adequate after the swap. However, many CJ’s had questionable brakes from the factory. It is up to the individual doing the conversion to ascertain whether or not to upgrade the braking system.This is where I fail. Being a Bronco fan I had no knowledge of Jeep brakes but was willing to learn.

I heard stories of the ultimate bulletproof rebuilds, brake upgrades,substituting Nissan Maxima and 300z brake parts but being a novice to Jeep brake replacement I chose to go with a stock rebuild. Taking pointers from the Jeep gurus on many forums,I set out to rebuild with stock parts and upgrade where my pocket book or my wife would allow. I found a web site called Xtremeterrain.com and began to root through for the much needed parts. After hours of looking and cross referencing I located the parts. The Xtremeterrain website was clear and fully stocked for any option. I surfed and checked out many parts that were labeled with enough info for me to make an intelligent decision and not break the bank.

Days went by as I waited to be assisted by anyone who stopped by my house. I’m not a master mechanic so it did take much longer than I thought but the parts went on without a hitch. Today I kinda smile when people say “hey nice rig” . I put in many hours. Restore,break,rebuild. Jeep life!

K ROBISON

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In general, the brake-conversion-kit market is geared toward high and improved performance brakes. So deciding whether to buy a conversion kit or gather parts from a junkyard or parts store depends largely on what you’re looking to get out of your conversion. The nice thing about conversion kits is that they save you the time and effort of hunting through junkyard wrecks and auto store parts bins to find what you need. Keep in mind that although there may not be a specific conversion kit available for your vehicle, there’s bound to be a compatible kit available or we can help you create one. Here are just a few Brake Conversion Kits that XtremeTerrain carries for your convenience.

Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit for 84-89 XJ Cherokee by TeraFlex

Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit for 84-89 XJ Cherokee by TeraFlex
Your Price: $576.95
Description
Fits XJ Cherokee non-c-clip rear axles and XJ Cherokee D44 axles up through 1988. The TeraFlex disc brake kit is manufactured within exact tolerances to provide the crucial stopping power that larger tires, and exreme off road situtations demand. The TeraFlex disc brake kit is ideal for anyone wanting to upgrade a quality disc brake package to their axles. This disc brake kit is intended for use as a bolt-on upgrade to replace factory Jeep drum brakes. A kit is also available for axles using the new big Ford housing ends, such as TeraFlex high performance axles like the Tera44 Adventure axles, or Tera CRD 50R & 60Rs. The internal drum parking brake provides outstanding holding power when compared to other disc brake conversions. Note: New emergency brake cables are available separately. Factory hard brake lines must be replaced with shorter lines. The Ford kit requires a separate flex brake line kit (Part #4355400) to connect to the systems hard line. These lines are NOT included in the disc brake kit. Some factory Jeep 15 Wheels may rub on the caliper. Do NOT operate the vehicle until you confirm adequate caliper/wheel clearance.

Dual Diaphragm Power Brake Booster Conversion Kit for 76-86 Jeep CJ and 91-95 Wrangler by Crown Automotive

Dual Diaphragm Power Brake Booster Conversion Kit for 76-86 Jeep CJ and 91-95 Wrangler by Crown Automotive
Your Price: $357.95
These heavy duty power brake conversion kits convert a single diaphragm booster to a dual diaphragm setup which creates more stopping power with less pedal pressure.

Fits:
* Jeep CJ (1976-1986); 1-1/8″ MC Bore Size; 4 wheel disc brakes or aftermarket axles.
* Jeep Wrangler (1991-1995); 1-1/8″ MC Bore Size; 4 wheel disc brakes or aftermarket axles.

Rear Disc Brake Kit-Ford new style bearing pocket

Rear Disc Brake Kit-Ford new style bearing pocket
Your Price: $349.95
Description
Fits Ford 9″, 8.8″,and custom TeraFlex housings using the Big Ford New Style housing ends. The TeraFlex disc brake kit is manufactured within exact tolerances to provide the crucial stopping power that larger tires, and exreme off road situtations demand. The TeraFlex disc brake kit is ideal for anyone wanting to upgrade a quality disc brake package to their axles. This disc brake kit is intended for use as a bolt-on upgrade to replace factory Jeep drum brakes. A kit is also available for axles using the new big Ford housing ends, such as TeraFlex high performance axles like the Tera44 Adventure axles, or Tera CRD 50R & 60Rs. The internal drum parking brake provides outstanding holding power when compared to other disc brake conversions. Note: New emergency brake cables are available separately. Factory hard brake lines must be replaced with shorter lines. The Ford kit requires a separate flex brake line kit (Part #DBHK ) to connect to the systems hard line. These lines are NOT included in the disc brake kit. Some factory Jeep 15 Wheels may rub on the caliper. Do NOT operate the vehicle until you confirm adequate caliper/wheel clearance.

Rear Drum to Disc Brake Conversion Kit for Dana 35 C-Clip or Chrysler 8.25 by Crown

Rear Drum to Disc Brake Conversion Kit for Dana 35 C-Clip or Chrysler 8.25 by Crown
Your Price: $487.95
These disc brake conversion kits will convert Jeep Vehicles with Dana 35 or Chrysler 8.25 rear axles from drum brakes to disc brakes.

There is no drilling or fabrication needed. Greatly improves the braking of Jeep vehicles. A MUST for vehicles with oversize tires!

Kit fits Jeep vehicles w/ Dana 35 C-Clip & Chrysler 8.25 Axles:
84/01 XJ
93/98 ZJ
97/05 TJ
87/95 YJ

Kit Includes:
Pads
Rotors
Parking Brake Assembly
Calipers
Mounting Brackets
Brake Hoses
Hardware
(Does not include Parking Brake cables.)

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