1. AMC 20 / small brakes

    I have always had model 20's with the 11x2 brake drum. I got an old cj-5 last year just for the axles and was about to put them on my jeep when I saw that they had the smaller brake drum's. Should I (or could I ) pull the axles out and swap the smaller backing plate for the bigger one and use all my good brake stuff, or should I just go with the smaller brakes and order 2 new drums and all new brakes?

  2. #2

    Re: AMC 20 / small brakes

    i have the smaller brakes in my cj-7 and they work fine for me and i run a sbc in mine with 38.5's
    my jeep is dead

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    Re: AMC 20 / small brakes

    In this case, the larger diameter is better for stopping.
    Confucious says: Don't eat the snow where the huskies go!

  4. Re: AMC 20 / small brakes

    I was there a couple years ago. I went with the small ones because they were already on the axle. I also upgraded the front to the "matching" disk brakes, not. They didn't balance right, too much front not enough rear. So without playing with the proportioning valve or other hydrolics I just put the 11" on the back that worked perfectly.

    I guess you just have to try it.

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