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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-03-2002, 08:14 PM
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scout dana 44 brake conversion

Swaping dana 44's out of a 79 scout into 89 yj. Need to know what late model brakes might convert rear drums to disks. Rumor has it that late model Ford may work since the bolt pattern is the same. Need to know about front brakes also. Trying to avoid trying to find those expensive scout parts. YJ has a very healthy chevy V8. I need all the stopping power I can get...........
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-04-2002, 05:51 AM
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Re: scout dana 44 brake conversion

not sure on the back.. but for front brake parts.. get them for a 1978 CJ... they are the same.. and cj's are cheaper..
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Re: scout dana 44 brake conversion

For the fronts, Dodge will work fine. I used the flat top knuckles and everything that attaches to them, taken off an '84 Ram Charger.

The stuff went onto an axel housing from a '79 Cherokee. On doing it to a Scout axel there might be a problem matching the U-Joint for the Dodge stub axel to the Scout axel shaft - I think that the Scout used a smaller joint - but you probably want to get shafts that will let you use the larger joint.

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Re: scout dana 44 brake conversion

Jeepgod is right about the '78 parts. The problem there is that they can be hard to find. When I did the swap I could have used the '78 stuff I had, but went with the Dodge for the bigger brakes, axel shafts and U-joints.
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