|August 18th, 2008, 08:18 AM||#1|
Fucking Zen as Shit
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Lindenhurst, IL
Need Some More Braking power?
Have you switched to 4 wheel disc brakes and are no having trouble stopping? or you just want some more oomph?
An Easy, Cheap upgrade is to use the Master cylinder our of a 1985 Ford E350, 1 ton Econoline Van.
This is a readily available for about $30.00 at almost any auto parts store.
It is ALMOST bolt-in. There are 3 modification needed.
1) you will need adapters to your hard lines from the master cylinder outputs, small little brass things they were $0.71 each at my local Napa.
2) the bolt holes need to be enlarged slightly, they are just slightly off, a 1/2" drill bit can be used to elongate the holes.
3) the "ears" on the mounting flange are a touch to big to fit into the brake booster, i spent 45 seconds with a Grinder and flap wheel and it slid on like butter.
Once you have made the modifications above is very straight forward.
Bench bleed new master cylinder
drain old brake fluid from old master cylinder
unbolt the 2 lines coming out of it
unbolt the bolts holding it in place
place new master cylinder on and bolt it down
re-attach the 2 hard lines
Bleed the system
You should be ready to go (and stop) now
I did this on a 1995 YJ that originally had the 2.5L I believe this will work on MOST CJ's, YJ's and TJ's with vacuum brake boosters.