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Can't stop your Land Cruiser? Tired of adjusting to keep them stopping
straight? Outraged at the high price of drum brake parts? So were we,
so we came up with JT Outfitter's front disc brake conversion
This conversion kit will allow you to remove and replace your old,
drum brake set with a superior disc brake set. This conversion
designed for use on 8/70 to 9/75 FJ40 or 55 (may work on early years
brake line fittings are different and you will need a dual circuit
There are several ways to convert your axle to disc brakes, but we
think this is the simplest and least expensive. Popular ways
include swapping another axle in (flanges rarely match and you still
have worn used components)
or Mini-Truck / FJ60 Swap (hours of
labor, trip to the machine shop for the knuckle arms or shimming,
grinding considerable amount of metal off your axle housing, diving
birfield, tie rod end incompatibility,
and still worn used components.
You can always stick with drums, $70 per wheel cylinder (the good
ones from Toyota, not the Taiwan leakers), $100 per drum, shoes,
springs, lines, and more. This will add up to about $600 to do
and you still have drums.
This is a complete kit to convert from your current drum brake
system. You get the powder coated backing plates, vented rotors,
loaded calipers, hoses, and all the hardware. One great idea was
keeping this kit simple. We used the same components as the
common rear disc brake conversion. This means simple inexpensive
maintenance, trail spares are kept at a minimum, and anywhere anytime
availability. The magic is our bracket. This represents
much design and test work, and finally after several runs we are able
to offer a strong, powdercoated, CNC laser-cut, caliper bracket that
bolts to your existing knuckle house at the spindle. There is nothing
in this kit besides our bracket that connot be replaced at your local
auto parts store. We have sold literally hundreds of these kits with
many happy customers.
Early Land Cruisers, those prior to 7/70, are 9mm fittings. This
kits is designed with 10mm fittings. Also, early models have a single
circuit, meaning one plunger pushes all the fluid for the entire
system. Upgrading to a dual system will improve performance of this
system with ANY brake systems (ours or others). To do this you will
need a dual circuit master and to replumb your brake system. More than
likely, your system is nearly 40 years old, so replacing it is not a bad
idea. You will need to send one circuit to the rear, one to the front
and split on top of the axles.
This kit fits with most wheels, although it is impossible to tell for
all of them. We have not encountered a problem. Will not fit drum brake hubcap stock wheels, but we have sold literally
hundreds of kits. There are two kinds of wheels, rivets wheels and
welded wheels, we tend to think that the welded ones will fit and maybe
the riveted do not.
We grind each set of calipers before we send them out.
Occasionally, we may not grind enough off. For the vast majority of
occasions that will aleve any fitting issues. The tab on the round part
of the caliper needs to be ground flush as does one side of the opening
where the hose hooks up. You will see where we have ground them. If
it needs more then you can do this easily with a hand grinder.