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Old November 25th, 2017, 11:37
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wj fron brake conversion

thanks to this forum I've easily do a rear disc brake conversion.
now I would like do a front brake and steering conversion, and I've some question about this upgrade:
I must put 16 inch wheels?
there are a thread step by step for this job.
excuse me for my english.
thanks before to all.
Steve
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Old November 25th, 2017, 12:07
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Re: wj fron brake conversion

This video covers most of it thoroughly. When I did mine I did not do anything with steering mods. I just needed the braking!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjpEc07AJxM
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Old November 26th, 2017, 19:23
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Re: wj fron brake conversion

You can fit "some" 15" steel wheels, but not all of them, and if you have aluminum wheels they have to be 16" or larger.
Use something like this to re-drill WJ brake rotors to 5x4.5
The WJ steering knuckle mounts the tie rod 3/4" lower than stock.
The 93-98 (ZJ) Grand Cherokee pitman arm also moves the steering 3/4" lower, so you can use it to compensate if you don't want to change your whole steering setup.
I had an XJ with ZJ rear discs and WJ fronts... I have never had a car that stopped so well, before or since. I miss it!
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Old November 27th, 2017, 00:00
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Re: wj fron brake conversion

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You can fit "some" 15" steel wheels, but not all of them, and if you have aluminum wheels they have to be 16" or larger.
Use something like this to re-drill WJ brake rotors to 5x4.5
The WJ steering knuckle mounts the tie rod 3/4" lower than stock.
The 93-98 (ZJ) Grand Cherokee pitman arm also moves the steering 3/4" lower, so you can use it to compensate if you don't want to change your whole steering setup.
I had an XJ with ZJ rear discs and WJ fronts... I have never had a car that stopped so well, before or since. I miss it!
Thanks for reply. I've asked for wheel diameter because in italy isn't legal change the wheel diameter (stupid law).
I can only use 31-10.50 x 15 or 33-12.50 x 15....
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Old November 27th, 2017, 00:19
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Re: wj fron brake conversion

I was able to put 15" Method Bead Locks on my conversion,I had to sand the calipers a little but that's it.
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Old November 27th, 2017, 05:00
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Re: wj fron brake conversion

Running 15x8, 3.75 BS steel wheels clear my WJ setup.

Here is pretty much everything I used (far left column).

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing


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Old November 27th, 2017, 08:05
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Re: wj fron brake conversion

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Running 15x8, 3.75 BS steel wheels clear my WJ setup.

Here is pretty much everything I used (far left column).

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing

What are the other 2 columns?
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Old November 27th, 2017, 08:22
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What are the other 2 columns?
Just other build combos/ prices I thought about.
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Old December 2nd, 2017, 00:05
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Re: wj fron brake conversion

I suppose that will be more easier do just brakes upgrade...
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