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Disc brake swap in a 3A Dana 44
11/19/17 at 20:51:04
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Hey all,

Got an offset D44 that I would like to throw some discs on. Been searching the internet and have seen a few things here and there but nothing too solid.

Looking for the cheapest way to go about it, don't care about a parking brake.

I know of a company called Ruffstuff that makes a universal weld-on caliper mount. And I'm sure I could get away with some '73-'87 1/2 Chevy calipers and pads.

Curious on the rotors and studs though and how/ what those would actually attach to.

I'm used to converting full float axles and staking the rotor to the hub with the wheel studs. I've never converted a c-clip axle to disc brakes before.
  
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Re: Disc brake swap in a 3A Dana 44
Reply #1 - 11/20/17 at 19:30:39
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I think the front Chevrolet calipers on the rear would be way too much braking force on the rear of a CJ-3A.
  

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Re: Disc brake swap in a 3A Dana 44
Reply #2 - 11/21/17 at 17:02:26
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Do a google search for "CJ3A DIsc Brake GEO TRACKER". There's a guy that sells the brackets cheap. He also writes on some facebook sites. I don't remember his name but I think he's in Colorado. The conversion bolts on and uses 1994 GEO Tracker calipers and rotors.
  

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Re: Disc brake swap in a 3A Dana 44
Reply #3 - 12/04/17 at 07:59:08
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Keep us posted on your project, I'm considering the same thing as my 3A doesn't brake as well as I would like.
  

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Re: Disc brake swap in a 3A Dana 44
Reply #4 - 12/16/17 at 14:55:04
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Breacher wrote on 11/19/17 at 20:51:04:
I've never converted a c-clip axle to disc brakes before.


A Dana 44 is not a "C Clip Axel"...... Why is it Colorado Jeepers are not concerned with a parking brake! ?, LOL

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Re: Disc brake swap in a 3A Dana 44
Reply #5 - 12/17/17 at 09:13:19
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Hate to sound like a DA, although I will admit to occasional lapses... what is a C-clip axle?
  

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Re: Disc brake swap in a 3A Dana 44
Reply #6 - 12/17/17 at 12:04:07
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The ones ya have to remove the back of the chunk to pull the little clips off the ends of the axle shafts to remove.
  

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Re: Disc brake swap in a 3A Dana 44
Reply #7 - 12/17/17 at 13:17:19
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C-clip axles are not desirable for off road use because if the axle shaft breaks the entire axle will fall out. The Dana 35 is a C-clip axle.
  

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