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Dana 30,35 disc brake upgrade

Old 04-05-2017, 05:26 PM
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Default Dana 30,35 disc brake upgrade

Hey folks
Building out my 96 ZJ and using the original axle housing's, Dana 30 up front and 35 rear. I'm doing a 4" long arm lift with 31.5 or maybe 33's for tires. New carriers with 30 spline axles, axle housings trussed and new drive shafts. I would like to upgrade the brakes especially the rear. The fronts factory brakes I think are adequate for the build but I would REALLY like to get rid of the rear set up that uses the backing plates with the E-brake disc/drums combo and swap it for a straight disc brake set up and still have an E-brake. Anyone know of a complete rear brake kit that would allow me to do this??? My brakes and disc's in the rear are rusted out and shot anyhow.
It seems like the original setup in the rear would collect a lot of debris and create drag maybe lock up. Maybe I'm worried about a lot to do about nothing...
I have a lot of work in my Dana 35 and wouldn't want to scrap it at this point unless it was really wise to. The beefed up brackets and truss I built and installed would be for nothing! Early on I looked around for a 44 to no avail and wasn't sure what would or not fit anyway. I was told by 1 junkyard that the ZJ's 44 had an aluminum pumpkin? Go figure.
Thanks Guys and I look forward to your impute.
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