If you have lifted your XJ and put larger wheels and tires on, you know what I am talking about. Stopping is okay, but when you really need to stop, you need to stand on the brakes. I have been wanting to do this for a long time, but I finally found the right source to get the job done.
Vehicle specs: 1996 XJ, 35" MT MT, 8" Rusty's long arm kit in the front with 8" leaf springs in the rear. There are a ton of other mods, but not necessary to this discussion.
Since I don't have a parking brake, I went with the kit with no internal parking brake as it was not needed. I will be putting front and rear line lockers in the near future for off road brake holding. Plus, that way I can lock the front and rears independantly. More on that in the near future.
The kit comes with basically brackets and discs. Calipers and brake lines are separate. I opted for the SS extended lines along with calipers and dimpled and slotted rotors. The install was a snap. Since I had to pull the axles, I did the outer shaft bearings and seals as well. The old brake hard lines were putting up a fight, so I made my own. All and all, the total installation took about 4 hours. I broke them in and could not be happier. It stops excellent without a lot of effort. Best money I ever spent.
Here are a few pictures of what they look like. I know on other forums they are a little touchy about posting non supporting vendors. If you have any questions, please PM me.
New wheel bearings and seals installed.
Brackets and calipers installed less the discs.
Dimpled and slotted rotors.
Axles back in and Detroit locker back together.
New hard lines and flex SS lines. Just need to weld the retainer tabs to the axle.
Knowing what I know now, I would not have waited this long to make the conversion. Stopping power is 100% better, straighter and it will make a huge difference off road when in the mud and water.