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The Jeep Technical brakes pages cover braking aspects of your Jeep including disk brake upgrades, master cylinder upgrades, power brake conversions, swing arm pedal conversions, dual cylinder upgrades, maintenance, and more.

20.jpg Brake Proportioning Valve Explained
Bigger brakes won't help if the whole brake system isn't properly tuned. Part Two of a multi-part article describes the function of the brake proportioning valve. Major modifications being done to this XJ Cherokee require an adjustment to the way the proportioning valve works.
XJ Brake Booster Upgrade
Looking for bigger brakes and high steering for your XJ Cherokee? Part One of a multi-part article installs the bigger WJ brake booster and master cylinder, pushing the envelope to get the ultimate, totally custom brake upgrade for this big Jeep.
XJ Cherokee Conversion to WJ Front Brakes & Steering
Looking for bigger brakes and high steering for your XJ Cherokee? Mike Rollins pushes the envelope when he uses WJ Grand Cherokee and TJ Wrangler parts to get the ultimate... and totally custom... upgrade for his big Cherokee.
XJ Cherokee Rear Brake Hose and E-brake Cable Extension
The taller lift was literally stretching the limits of my XJ's rear brake hose and e-brake cables. Not good! Replacing the Cherokee's cables and hose is a must with taller lifts. Fortunately, stock YJ Wrangler parts fit nicely and the upgrade to longer pieces was not difficult. Longer brake pieces give no-break peace.
toc.jpg Pieces & Parts Brakes
The stock brakes on a CJ-2A are frightening by modern day standards. They use a single cylinder master cylinder that has no redundancy and small drums all around. I wanted to have a dual cylinder master cylinder and disk brakes up front. I also wanted power brakes because I was planning on running an automatic transmission.
tn_compare.jpg Off Again Navajo Brakes
Late model Jeeps are not known for their great brakes and when you combine a small bore master cylinder, a weak booster, an axle swap, and big tires, you are lucky if you ever stop. The solution is Off Again Automotive's Navajo Brake Booster.
Rick Borios' Brake Hose Extension Tricks
Don't let some short brake hoses limit your articulation. Rick has a whole bunch of cheap tricks for extending brake hoses, so stop using your brake hose as a limiting strap!
Stillen Cross Drilled Sport Rotors
If you expect to do any spirited driving, or will be putting larger tires on your vehicle, you can't go wrong by upgrading your braking components.
YJ Master Cylinder Upgrade
I was never happy with the braking capability of my Wrangler, even after upgrading to disk brakes all around. The problem with the brakes did not seem to be with the calipers, pads, or rotors, but with the master cylinder.
Project Jeep Therapy Brakes
Jeff gets ready to stop by plumbing up the brakes on Jeep Therapy and CJ-7 built for the trail. Stainless lines and quality braided stainless steel hoses make everything stop on a dime.
CJ-6 Power Brake Conversion
This old CJ-6 original came with manual brakes and drums all around. Even with a manual transmission, it was a lot of work to drive around town with those brakes. Since I was putting in an automatic transmission, it had to have some power brakes.

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