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Old October 23rd, 2015, 08:48 AM   #61
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I've only ran about a mile on em in the front but I love em so far. The guy will prolly contact you and try to convince you to buy his full kit at a "great" price but it's only JB6 and its expensive from him lol

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It uses the same mid 70s 3/4 ton Chevy front brakes that most people put on their rear 1 ton axles. This is the kit:
http://www.greatlakeoffroad.com/Ford...eel-Front.html

I don't see any listed for the newer balljoint 60s, but I don't know what the specific knuckle/spindle differences are so I don't know what it takes to make it work.

I love the kit. Mine is a TJ so I can't compare it to a JK, but with a 2000 Dodge 1 ton master cylinder and an adjustable prop valve the brakes work great. Good pedal feel, good power, way better than stock even trying to slow down 40s. There's no need for the giant Ford dual piston calipers on a relatively light Jeep, the sliders tend to be an issue(especialy old worn ones), and the smaller single piston GM calipers require way less fluid so it's easier to make them work well with some simple bolt-on upgrades. Plus the smaller brakes open up your wheel choices.
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Are those jk axles for sale?
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Old October 26th, 2015, 10:09 AM   #63
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It uses the same mid 70s 3/4 ton Chevy front brakes that most people put on their rear 1 ton axles. This is the kit:
http://www.greatlakeoffroad.com/Ford...eel-Front.html

I don't see any listed for the newer balljoint 60s, but I don't know what the specific knuckle/spindle differences are so I don't know what it takes to make it work.

I love the kit. Mine is a TJ so I can't compare it to a JK, but with a 2000 Dodge 1 ton master cylinder and an adjustable prop valve the brakes work great. Good pedal feel, good power, way better than stock even trying to slow down 40s. There's no need for the giant Ford dual piston calipers on a relatively light Jeep, the sliders tend to be an issue(especialy old worn ones), and the smaller single piston GM calipers require way less fluid so it's easier to make them work well with some simple bolt-on upgrades. Plus the smaller brakes open up your wheel choices.
Interesting... Oh well I love mine. I can lock up all 4 35" Nitto's at 35mph going down the road.
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Yessir! And the front is built nicely

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Great time on Drummond Island...New axles worked great, first wheeling trip this year that my Jeep was still fully drive able after a weekend of wheeling! Only casualty was the turn knob on my passenger side lockout. My buddy got a few pics of me that I'll upload once I get the chance to go through them.
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Old October 27th, 2015, 03:05 PM   #65
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It uses the same mid 70s 3/4 ton Chevy front brakes that most people put on their rear 1 ton axles. This is the kit:
http://www.greatlakeoffroad.com/Ford...eel-Front.html

I don't see any listed for the newer balljoint 60s, but I don't know what the specific knuckle/spindle differences are so I don't know what it takes to make it work.

I love the kit. Mine is a TJ so I can't compare it to a JK, but with a 2000 Dodge 1 ton master cylinder and an adjustable prop valve the brakes work great. Good pedal feel, good power, way better than stock even trying to slow down 40s. There's no need for the giant Ford dual piston calipers on a relatively light Jeep, the sliders tend to be an issue(especialy old worn ones), and the smaller single piston GM calipers require way less fluid so it's easier to make them work well with some simple bolt-on upgrades. Plus the smaller brakes open up your wheel choices.
I just checked your link, holy shit that's an expensive kit. WAY over priced for what is included
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Old October 27th, 2015, 03:44 PM   #66
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I just checked your link, holy shit that's an expensive kit. WAY over priced for what is included
Not really, I priced out the parts themselves before I bought it and it was just as much. It was well worth it to not have to piece shit together.
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Not really, I priced out the parts themselves before I bought it and it was just as much. It was well worth it to not have to piece shit together.
I have $178.81 including brackets, calipers, rotors, banjo bolts, brake pads, and hub seals into the brake set up on my rear axle and $227.96 into my front axle. That kit is $336+ shipping making it almost twice as much as it's needs to be...And it's only for one axle. I don't know about you but I'd call that over priced.
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If or when? Lol
Just an FYI, I didn't bend my steering at Drummond...so I'd consider it a successful trip haha
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Just an FYI, I didn't bend my steering at Drummond...so I'd consider it a successful trip haha

It was one trip don't get too over confident lol
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hahahaha so true
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It was one trip don't get too over confident lol
I said successful trip... Not bullet proof lol
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hahahaha so true
Shut up Jake lol

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Got my 4pt harnesses installed...Takes a little getting used to because of how well they hold you down vs a standard belt. Also started tearing the front half apart so I can install an OR Fab cage that I picked up from my buddy for $100.





Finally got my oil pressure gage backlight wired up so I can see it at night. Also, after talking with my roommate, we're both going to give a shot at building our own air bumps. We'll see how it turns out.





Snapped a shaft on my 60 already while "pulling out of the garage"



Pic from up at Drummond Island of only my LED cubes in my rear bumper turned on.



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You can even see where I was pulling out of the garage when I snapped a shaft...

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ive been beating the shit outta my jeep all summer and still havent broke a rear shaft!
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ive been beating the shit outta my jeep all summer and still havent broke a rear shaft!
The splines were already twisted so I switched sides with the shafts to "straighten" the splines... Guess it was weaker than I thought

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yes they are very weak
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Are you designing your own bump stops?
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Yes. We both have access to a nice machine shop and wide selection of materials so we're going to give it a shot

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How much pressure are you figuring you'll have to run, and how do you plan on assembling it?

i'm just curious.
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I'm interested to see how your bumps turn out, I was thinking about doing throwing together some hydro bumps.. I suppose air would work too
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What kind of price are you looking for on axles? 4.10s?
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