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Old 04-18-2009, 12:45 AM
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So who has done a rear disc break conversion on there fj40 how do you like it and who's set up did you use??

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Old 04-18-2009, 01:13 AM
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Your rear brakes broke?
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I just completed a disc brake conversion on a stock FJ40 axle using custom parts. I have seen quite a few kits out there, and I have never heard anything bad about any of them. I plasma cut mine on the cnc table and then milled the holes using the trusty bridgeport. I did this because I wanted to use these tools, not because you have to. Previously I have used a hand held plasma and a drill press and they turned out just as great.

The conversion is easier if you have a drive line ebrake of some kind, the parking brake calipers are not only expensive but it can be a major pita to rework the ebrake cable. I would also install a proportioning valve, and if you can a 1 inch master cylinder as the new calipers do use more fluid than the old drums. As far as the end result you will be amazed! The rig will actually stop in the rain and you will have better pedal feel all other times.
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I used the JT Outfitters kit. Took about 3 hours to install and works great. I also bought their disc brake master cylinder. If you decide to change the MC, make sure you neasure the length of the rod that goes into the vacuum booster from the face of the MC on the old setup. Measure it again once you put the rod into the new MC. It turns out mine was close to 3/4" longer than the original so I had issues with my brakes dragging until I cut that rod down.
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The kit from TSM in Castle Rock, CO is the only kit I've ever used. You get brackets and rotors for $270. They also have calipers and lines.
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i used warn brackets, rotors from checker that i had turned out at a local machine shop, loaded calipers were from napa, rebuilt my master and removed the valves, bought a prop valve, but never did put it in. works great..love em.
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My "old" ones on the 40 axles were TJM's. If I did it again I would buy the same kit! Loaded calipers were NAPA.
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...If you decide to change the MC, make sure you neasure the length of the rod that goes into the vacuum booster from the face of the MC on the old setup. Measure it again once you put the rod into the new MC. It turns out mine was close to 3/4" longer than the original so I had issues with my brakes dragging until I cut that rod down.
This is sage advice. Make sure you follow this. Brake drag is, well, a drag!
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This is great info i went with the BTB brake booster and master with proportioning valve redisual so i'm set up with all that great stuff to start off with, now i will take in this info and see what happen's thank's everyone..


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This is great info i went with the BTB brake booster and master with proportioning valve redisual so i'm set up with all that great stuff to start off with, now i will take in this info and see what happen's thank's everyone..
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