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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-22-2001, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Rear Dana 44 Disc Recipe???

Well i got the homebrew recipe to give my dana 27 front end disc brakes, but at the same time of conversion i would like to add disc brakes to my rear offset dana 44. I have the warn full floater kit on it already. Has anyone added rear discs to this setup? What did you use?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-23-2001, 09:50 AM
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Re: Rear Dana 44 Disc Recipe???

Dan,
If you have the Warn floater kit that makes it easy. Warn also makes a bracket that will bolt on to your housing. You then use a CJ thin rotor (1980 or newer) with appropriate studs. The rotor goes on the back of the bearing hub just like the front. Then you can use either the Cadillac El Dorado calipers if you want parking brake on the rear wheels or if you have one on the transfer case you can use Chev S-10 calipers. Fair warning, the Cad calipers are expensive if you buy them new or rebuilt. Good luck. Nickmil.

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Re: Rear Dana 44 Disc Recipe???

Ford Rotors from a 4X4, GM Calipers... should bolt all up ..

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Re: Rear Dana 44 Disc Recipe???

I'm doing the disc brake set-up as described. It is actually pretty inexpensive if you do the full floater (that is how I justified the full floater).

new rotors from JC Whitney (7/8" thick dana 30 '81-'86 cj): $50
Warn caliper brackets from 4wheel parts $80 (came with new seals)
Calipers from '84 eldorado $50 (I could have got these for 1/2 at a U pull it)
rebuild seals/kit $20
spacers for ebrake cable $25
flex lines (came with calipers and are in good shape)

Total $225

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