Now Available with Stainless Steel Braided Hoses!
This is the conversion needed to convert your rear drums to disc
using affordable mid eighties Monte Carlo Calipers. This is a MAJOR
upgrade to any Cruiser pre 8/80. We run them on our trail trucks to
slow down those big meats. This is an easy upgrade. This is ultimate in
stopping power. This conversion
designed for use on an 8/80 to 7/70 FJ40 or 55 (may work on early years
brake line fittings are different and you may need a dual circuit
system). This kits is less
expensive than repairing your factory drum brake setup. This is a
complete kit with everything you need to bolt on.
Rear Disc Brake Kit includes:
||Conversion Brake Hoses
||Backing Plate Spacers
||Backing Plate Bolts
||Backing Plate Lock Washers
||Backing Plate Nuts
| This kit was designed and
sold for Off-Road Use Only.
Disc Brake Frequently Asked Questions
Will I need a proportioning valve?
Maybe, there is no clear cut answer here because of tire size, vehicle
weight, brake master, etc. We do suggest removing the residual
valve and test. If you have premature rear lock up, then a
proportioning valve may be the cure.
Do I have to remove the axle shafts?
Yes and no. If you are very crafty with a saw or torch then you
may be able to cut the backing plate off without damaging the axle
housing or seal. Otherwise you simply remove the rear inspection
cover, take out the spider gears and clips. The axle will slide
What position are the calipers?
Installers choice. Because of different spring configurations, we
have seen various position people have located the caliper. As
long as you have ample room to attach the brake line and the bleeder is
up, you are fine.
Where do the spacers go?
In between the axle housing flange and the backing plate. This
insures proper alignment of the caliper.
What kind of parts are these?
They are remanufactured loaded GM calipers, and milled GM truck
rotors. The backing plate and lines are custom made.
I want to keep my Land Cruiser all
Toyota, can I use Toyota calipers? No, while everyone sees
the advantage to Toyota parts, their drum brake system is moderate at
best. This set up has stopped thousands of GM cars and
Can I use this on a full floating axle?
No, these brackets are designed for a semi-floating axle. That is
what all FJ40's sold in America had.
Can I use my wheels? The
vast majority will fit without any problems. Rarely, some thick
walled aluminum rims may get close.