Jeff's Bronco Brake Parts
Jeff's Bronco Graveyard offers a huge inventory of brake parts for '66-'96 Broncos, including drums, calipers, wheel cylinders, master cylinders, hoses, spring kits, and proportioning valves. Stainless steel hard line kits recently joined the brake-parts lineup. Also available are power brake kits, disc brake kits, and braided stainless steel chassis hoses. Information: Jeff's Bronco Graveyard, Dept. 4WOR, P.O. Box 227, South Lyon, MI 48178, 248/437-5060, Website www.broncograveyard.com.
Man-A-Fre Brake Pads
For controlled, fade-free braking performance, Man-A-Fre offers a full line of carbon-metallic brake pads for all Land Cruiser models as well as the Lexus SUV. The pads are designed to off-road-racing standards and are a direct replacement for stock pads. Man-A-Fre says you'll notice improved braking feel and control, and shorter stopping distances in on- and off-road driving. The company also carries DOT-approved stainless steel braided brake lines. Information: Man-A-Fre, Dept. 4WOR, 1775 N. Surveyer Ln., Simi Valley, CA 93063, 805/578-8712.
Tom's Bronco Parts Disc Kit
Tom's Bronco Parts offers a complete disc brake conversion kit for '66-'75 Ford Broncos with either the Dana 30 or 44. The easy-to-install parts allow you to retain the factory linkage. Tom's also carries a power brake kit, custom lines, and factory replacement and extended hose kits for long-travel axles. Information: Tom's Bronco Parts, Dept. 4WOR, 2294 Sage Rd., Medford, OR 97501, 541/779-1339, e-mail email@example.com.
Brake Conversion Kits
Off Road Unlimited GM Disc Kit
Off Road Unlimited now offers a complete bolt-on rear disc brake kit for '73-and-later Chevy/GMC 3/4-ton and 1-ton trucks with the Corporate 14-bolt full-floating axle. Off Road Unlimited's kit comes complete with calipers, pads, hardware, a proportioning valve, and braided stainless steel hoses. Optional chromed backing plates are available. The Chevy Disc Kit is designed for the average mechanic-a hydraulic press is the only specialized equipment necessary for installation. Information: Off Road Unlimited, Dept. 4WOR, 8150 E. Raintree Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260, 800/947-7007.
Foothill Disc Brake Kits
Foothill 4 Wheel Drive offers front disc brake conversion kits for Jeeps equipped with a Dana 25, 27, 30, or 44 axle. The kit includes bearings, disc rotor assemblies, seals, calipers, supports, and brake hoses. Information: Foothill 4 Wheel Drive Inc., Dept. 4WOR, 1472 Grass Valley Hwy., Auburn, CA 95603, 916/889-2021, Website www.foothill4x4.com.
Duff Disc Conversion Kit
Now available from James Duff is a front disc brake conversion kit for the Dana 44 in Ford Broncos and F-150s. The kit includes everything you need to convert from drums to discs, including knuckles, caliper mounting brackets, rebuilt calipers, brake pads, hoses, hubs, rotors, brake hose bolts, spindles, and studs. The Duff setup is designed for use only on the early-style tie rod, which goes from wheel to wheel on '66-'75 Broncos and '71-'78 F-150s. The company also offers a power brake conversion for '66-'77 Broncos. Information: James Duff Ent., Dept. 4WOR, 261340 Hwy. 101, Sequim, WA 98382, 360/683-2160.
TSM Brake Conversion Kit
TSM offers rear disc brake conversion kits for most rear-wheel-drive domestic trucks. The conversion components bolt on without welding, and you can use calipers with or without a parking brake. TSM Inc., Dept. 4WOR, 4321 E. Willow Creek Rd., Ste. 1, Castle Rock, CO 80104-9766, 303/688-6882, Website miraclemile.com.
Rubicon Express Jeep Discs
Rubicon Express has just released rear disc brake conversion kits for most Jeeps. The kits include all the necessary hardware for replacing the stock drum brakes, and you have the option of using a caliper with a cable-controlled parking brake. Optional master cylinders are also available for greater performance improvement. Information: Rubicon Express, Dept. 4WOR, 3315 Monier Cir., Rancho Cordova, CA 95742, 916/858-8575, Website www.rubiconexpress.com.
Other Brake-Related Parts
Dynatrac Axles With Disc Brakes
Dynatrac now offers Jeep, GM, Ford, and Dodge owners an alternative to Corporate rearends: custom-built Dana 60 assemblies that can be equipped with factory drum or disc brakes and will accept all standard five- and six-lug wheels. With drum brakes, the axles are fully compatible with rear ABS. The Dynatrac Dana 60 includes a limited-slip differential, your choice of gear ratio, 35-spline alloy-steel shafts, and heavy-duty axle bearings and retainers. Information: Dynatrac Products Co. Inc., Dept. 4WOR, 7236 Garden Grove Blvd., Westminster, CA 92683, 714/898-5228.
Hydraulic Interlock Anti-Theft System
Hydraulic Interlock Systems now offers the Anti-Theft Vehicle Security System, a mechanical device that allows you to lock your braking system with the turn of a key. The Brakelock System can be installed almost anywhere in your vehicle and is activated by turning the key and depressing the brake pedal. If a thief enters your vehicle and starts the engine, the vehicle won't move when put in gear. Information: Hydraulic Interlock Systems Inc., Dept. 4WOR, P.O. Box 1757, Cape Coral, FL 33910, 941/772-4490, Website www.brakelock.com.