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Old November 10th, 2013, 07:28 PM   #1
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Default disk brake conv on waggy 44

Looking for some input on putting disk brakes on a waggy. Ive een a few write ups but no one is saying if they are still able to run 15" rims. Which is what tires i already have. Any advice would be great.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 08:42 PM   #4
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Default disk brake conv on waggy 44

I actually ground down the 1/2 ton Chevy calipers and pads to sit down on the rotor more
I used 89+ Chevy rotors and they fit on the axle flange perfect and weld on brackets
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With this setup I have maybe a quarter inch clearance with the 15" wheels
It's still prety tight
I run aluminum wheels too, steel might be a little better
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Ok thanks. What rotors do you use.
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89 to whatever rotors
1/2 ton Chevy front
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Ok thanks alot
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One more thing
I had to do some custom grinding on the weld on bracket too
Just to fit the contour and be in the right location for the modified brakes
I think I used summit brackets, they were like $18 a piece
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With this setup I have maybe a quarter inch clearance with the 15" wheels
It's still prety tight
I run aluminum wheels too, steel might be a little better
i'm running the same set up on my 06 wrangler. I was wondering if you knew what is the easiest way to set up a parking brake???
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i'm running the same set up on my 06 wrangler. I was wondering if you knew what is the easiest way to set up a parking brake???
I think there is a special caliper you can use
Like a Cadillac or something that has a lever for a parking brake
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thanks for the info
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early 80's Elderado calipers have the parking brake on them. They do cost a LOT more. i'm doing a disk conversion on a f350 now and will be using these calipers. Question for dmkx3, if you have a 06 wrangler, why didn't you just do a jeep/ford rear disk conversion? you could get that at most junk yards for about what paid for the chevy stuff and get the parking brake in the hat of the rotor.
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My jeep now has the Chevy bolt pattern, I.E. The stock wagoner bolt pattern.
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This is easy isuzu rodeo 44 rear disc with internal e brake
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what if I didn't want to use the internal e-brake???
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This is easy isuzu rodeo 44 rear disc with internal e brake
Aren't they bolted on brakes though?
I remember looking at them and seeing they were a little goofy
Plus the minor setback of metric fittings
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