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Old 04-14-2010, 12:56 AM   #1
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I have heard that you can put ZJ rear disc brakes on a XJ. Is this true? If so what years and what parts are needed? Will it work on all XJ's? Is there a write up on here already that explains how to do this upgrade?

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^^ lol

In short form, find a ZJ and take everything for the rear brakes.

Here is a quick link, http://www.madxj.com/MADXJ/technical...rDiscsOnXJ.htm
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95-98 models.
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im confused. the link to madxj says he's doing the swap on a 87 XJ with a D44 will the swap still work for the Crysler 8.25 axle??
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Yes, it will still work. Just google 'zj rear disc swap' you will get a hundred write ups on the subject. Its easier then me tryin to explain it without pictures.
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The swap to a D35 is a direct bolt on with no mods. To an 8.25 it is the same accept the center opening has to be enlarged slightly to accommodate the 8.25. If you do a search on this site and Google you will
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I just installed it on mine, works great with parts off the ZJ, and its not hard either.
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Here are some links to different swaps.

ZJ Rear Disk Brake Conversion on corporate 8.25 axle.

http://home.swbell.net/rriojas3/reardisk.html

ZJ to XJ D35 ( with ABS should also be same for non ABS )

http://jeep.blackonyx.net/pdfs/zjreardiscs.pdf
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I read this mod was just a little drilling and no welding involved though?
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I read this mod was just a little drilling and no welding involved though?

There is no drilling or welding unless you have a d44, then you need to fab a little spacer. Otherwise all you need to do is grind the center hole a tiny bit and it bolts right on.
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Well shoot. I just put a 44 in two weeks ago.
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ZJs also came with a 44. Might not have to do the welding but not sure I put them on a turdy five and it was a bolt on thing. Now if they just worked on my 60.
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Do you happen to know what years ZJ came with a 44?
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