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Old 10-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I did the conversion, you will need 4 door rotors, brake pads, calipers and caliper mounting brackets. The rear you just transfer over all hardware, drums, backing plates, well at least on 96-98. If you have 95 and older and use 96/98 parts you would need axles from 96>.
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So basically I am looking for a pre 95 brake set front and rear. Sweet! Now to just find a junk 4dr to pull everything off of....Well at least the backing plate and caliper/caliper mounting bracket. I'd buy everything else new.

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Did you notice a night and day difference? Or just a little?
Also how is your brake master cylinder holding up? I am guessing it is the same for the 4dr but just trying to cover all my bases
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I did notice a dramatic decrease in stopping distance and much better pedal feel overall. I have a winch bumper w/ winch (not shown in pic) which added about 175 lbs, so my results may be somewhat different than yours but the conversion was definately worth it and junkyard parts for me were a steal around $100.00 for everything. I used a new 4 door master cylinder.
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If you have 95 and older and use 96/98 parts you would need axles from 96>.
Why would you need to change the axles?
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The axles on most 95 and earlier 2 doors used an axle where the brake drum used four nut/studs to hold the brake drum onto the axle, the five lug studs were still attached to the drum. On 96-98 it was changed to one where the drum slides over the lug studs that are pressed into the axle flange, and is held on by a "press fit" requiring a puller to remove it. Most of the four door I've seen use the later style.
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I guess thats a 16V/8V difference, all the 8Vs that we got through to 2001 have the 'old' style mounting so I didn't have that issue.
On mine I had a 'Y' connection from the main brake line that linked the two rear drums together, because only one of the LWB calipers had a bleed nipple I had to make up new rear lines. Mine was never fitted with an LSPV either.
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