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Old 02-09-2019, 06:36 PM
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Alright, went to pull a part yard today and took rear discs on 2005 kj (liberty). Took the calipers, backing plates, rotors, 10 lugs, 8 bolts that hold the backing plates, soft breaklines and both e-break cables. Ordered new rotors,calipers, shoes and e break shoes,e break install kit and new soft break lines. Was wondering if any of you out there in jeep land have some advice or some tips and tricks before I start this job ! Thanks in advance.... installing on a 1998 cherokee sport , 8.25 rear.
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:12 AM
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question: did you pull all of those parts to use as cores?
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Yes, pulled all parts as core. Only thing I'm actually using is the backing plate
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The liberty ones do not fit and the Cherokee ones to short ! I ideas on what studs to use ?
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Take a sample to the parts store.
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if i recall correctly - i used zj wheel studs on mine.
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if i recall correctly - i used zj wheel studs on mine.
thanks, I will look into that
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Sorry, I couldn't help myself...

Brakes:

I've seen drum and disc brakes, drums and discs break, but never drum or disc breaks.
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Do you have to change the proportioning valve when you switch to rear discs? I am doing the same swap.
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No. Just swap out the prop valve guys from the donor vehicle to yours.
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No. Just swap out the prop valve guys from the donor vehicle to yours.
Alright, I guess I need one from a ZJ or Liberty then.
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thanks, I will look into that
went with the ZJ rear lugs . According to the parts guy the zj lugs are .oo8 bigger at the knurl than the xj and slightly less than a 1/8 inch shorter than the kj

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Sorry, I couldn't help myself...

Brakes:

I've seen drum and disc brakes, drums and discs break, but never drum or disc breaks.
I sure did misspell it lol
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