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Hello,

I've been looking to converting my rear drums to discs.. Anyone know of any good kits or how to do this? I've found some pretty pricy kits but I'm looking for a kit that I dont HAVE to purchase the rotors with it because I have other rotors in mind.. Any help?

Thanks everyone..you guys always pull through

-Jason
 

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Only one I've heard of is SSBC. They sell a complete kit for these trucks.
 

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This kit wouldnt do me any good if I swapped my rearend out for a Dana 60, would it?
 

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There was an issue of mini truckin last winter I think, where they swapped out the rear of a newer dak, with a dana 60 already setup with rear disc brakes. The rear came that way from the company. I'll try to find that issue, I know I have it somewhere. I was considering doing that too.
 

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draggindakota,

did you ever find that issue? I've been a subscriber of minitrucking since 95, and I think I may have missed that one, cuz I don't have it. If you find it please let me know, as I'm planning a rear disc swap on my 87 as well.

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I haven't located it yet. I'm still in the process of unpacking from moving. I'm almost positive it was MiniTruckin, but it could have been Street Trucks. I'll dig through some boxes tonight.
 

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rear disc

Has any one here put rear discs on a dakota.I mean a daily driver that has to live in the wet and the cold.The problem with discs is they need to be used or they start to seize.A dakota is not that big a load and 70% of your braking is in the front.So a 4 disc setup might need tobe driven hard just to keep it all working good.
 

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I purchased some calipers a little while back very similar to those found on the rear of ZJ Grand Cherokees. When I get around to it I plan to use a set of rotors from a ZJ re-drilled to th 6 on 4.5 bolt pattern. I plan to fabricate my own brackets though and I am not aware of a kit that is available. The way I see it is that the brakes are for the rear end of a vehicle, so they will be used closer to their capacity during daily driving than a set of performance brakes similar to a set of front disks.
 

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SSBC makes a brake kit, for the 92 and above Dakotas. A rear brake kit doesn't have to be driven hard to see the advantages, If you go in wheel size, you may need a aditional braking capacity. That is why I'm trying to fab up a rear brake kit now, and a big brake kit for my 87. It all depends on what you are trying to do, and your driving style.

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O.K., I finally found it. It was the June '04 issue of Street Trucks. The company that makes the conversion is Drive Train Specialists http://www.drivetrainspecialists.com/index.html
The article dealt with a '98, but the stock rearend in the pics looks exactly like mine except for the shock/swaybar mounts. You will need to have the driveshaft shortened, but it didn't say how much. Hope that helps
 
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