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Old January 11th, 2006, 09:34 PM   #1
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Using one of those weld-on stock car brackets and old style like 1970's Gm calipers?

What disks to use? Did you have to turn down the mounting flange?

Looking to go on the cheap side, not buy an expensive kit or go with grand cherokee stuff...wanna do it with available, off the shelf parts...except the bracket.
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Old January 11th, 2006, 10:08 PM   #2
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Old January 12th, 2006, 01:19 PM   #3
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Why not just buy and 8.8 with discs, it'll be stronger and brake better.
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Old January 12th, 2006, 03:35 PM   #4
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Why not just buy and 8.8 with discs, it'll be stronger and brake better.
may be cheaper in the long run too, Mine was $500 total buying pre-made bracketry and everything. The axle was $350 with almost new brakes on it.
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Old January 12th, 2006, 07:22 PM   #5
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may be cheaper in the long run too, Mine was $500 total buying pre-made bracketry and everything. The axle was $350 with almost new brakes on it.
Well, for starters I would have to buy a locker, then get the axle, then make it fit. In all that, I know I would spend more than 350...crap, that would be about what the locker costs. I know all the parts for the disks I want to put on can be bought new for under 150. Just wanted some input from people that have done it. Many have done it on other axles using the circle track brackets, just looking for a d35.
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Old January 12th, 2006, 07:25 PM   #6
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Guess you missed the part about "I don't want to do it with expensive Grand Cherokee stuff" FYI...a Grand Cherokee is a ZJ.
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Old January 12th, 2006, 09:03 PM   #7
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Guess you missed the part about "I don't want to do it with expensive Grand Cherokee stuff" FYI...a Grand Cherokee is a ZJ.

Dont expect to much
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Old January 12th, 2006, 09:20 PM   #8
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What is so expensive about ZJ stuff....cant you just find a D35 zj unit in a junkyard and use that?
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Old January 12th, 2006, 11:07 PM   #9
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Using one of those weld-on stock car brackets and old style like 1970's Gm calipers?

What disks to use? Did you have to turn down the mounting flange?

Looking to go on the cheap side, not buy an expensive kit or go with grand cherokee stuff...wanna do it with available, off the shelf parts...except the bracket.
thats a mighty fine turd you will have polished up.. :/


8.8 swap ls 4.10s discs.. cheap.. especially when you sell that turd you got under the heep now..
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Old January 13th, 2006, 12:01 PM   #10
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I just dont understand with a 383 under the hood and locked you would not want a stronger axle... Just sounds like your asking for trouble, and more expense in the long run. I know 8.8's are not the best of all axles, but D44 strength, disks, and I have been happy with the factory LS unit in mine, I definitely know its back there

Do you have a D35 already, because you said you are looking for one... by the time you buy that axle for 150 if its good, then buy the brackets and calipers for 150 then you are at 300, do you have the locker already or not? if not your buying that either way and adds another 350. your within 50 of an installed 8.8 with a locker.

The 8.8 goes in as easy as any axle, just remount some spring perches and shock mounts
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Old January 13th, 2006, 12:32 PM   #11
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Hey, don't bash the guy, some people love to "Polish the Turd" no matter what cost now or in the future.

Plus, Rear discs are so BLING! I have factory Scout Drumns on my rear Scout 44, and it will LOCK THEM UP. Just ask Bones

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Old January 13th, 2006, 01:24 PM   #12
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Hey, don't bash the guy, some people love to "Polish the Turd" no matter what cost now or in the future.

Plus, Rear discs are so BLING! I have factory Scout discs on my rear Scout 44, and it will LOCK THEM UP. Just ask Bones
Rear discs? I though Scout rears were drum brakes?
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Old January 13th, 2006, 02:39 PM   #13
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Rear discs? I though Scout rears were drum brakes?

They are, that's what I'm saying, duh!
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Old January 13th, 2006, 02:40 PM   #14
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Oh, my bad

Yeah, I mistyped that, not Scout rear Discs, I have factory Scout Rear Drums.
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Old January 13th, 2006, 04:58 PM   #15
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haha polishing the turd

This post is loaded with humor


Go with the 8.8 and you'll be saving yourself money
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Old January 13th, 2006, 05:05 PM   #16
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What is so expensive about ZJ stuff....cant you just find a D35 zj unit in a junkyard and use that?

I thought they had aluminum housings, which is the reason why you don't want to use them. Yard probably want more for them, so the parts would be more expensive to get.


Or you could just get hold of Mr. Green. He's parting out a ZJ.
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Old January 13th, 2006, 06:37 PM   #17
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I believe only the Dana 44 was an aluminum housing...
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Old January 14th, 2006, 12:56 AM   #18
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Old January 14th, 2006, 01:00 AM   #19
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Guess you missed the part about "I don't want to do it with expensive Grand Cherokee stuff" FYI...a Grand Cherokee is a ZJ.

why mess with old chevy parts?

pull off old zj parts and be done with it

and FYI dont make me drive up to the UP and show you how it's done

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Old January 14th, 2006, 10:20 AM   #20
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Google Stu-Olson offroad it is the best site for TJs he has a conversion on there step by step
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