1976 FJ40 Full Disc Brake Conversion Ideas (1 Viewer)

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Yes I know that in '76 they did disc brakes for the first year on the front, but anyways, on my Toyota I don't really want to be doing drum brakes. They are a pain and just don't make sense to have. I want to get a whole disc brake conversion for the Toyota but the kits for all 4 rotors and everything is over 1k usd. That is a lot of money for just brakes. I am wondering if there are any somewhat affordable full disc brake kits off of other Toyotas or other cars that would work without having to make any major modifications. I would do all 4 brakes because the front brakes are shot. Thanks!
 
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I don't believe that any Landcruiser, at least in the 40 Series, that had 4 wheel disc brakes. T100's may have had 4 wheel disc brakes but I am not aware of any conversions for the 40 Series. You can get GM conversion kits for front and rear but being more of a performance guy I went with conversions that used Wilwood 4 piston calipers that could be balanced, different piston sizes for front and rear. I don't remember the cost but sometimes you have to pay to get what you want.
 

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I'd service your stock frt brakes and possibly service the knuckles too if needed. Then get a hold of poser or some other vendor and get caliper brackets and machined rotors for the rear. The rest of the stuff can be found almost anywhere.
 
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The brake mod on my '78 FJ40 is as follows:


The front brake calipers & pads are 88-92 V6 4runner. The rotors are stock 76-78 FJ40.
Rear brakes are 78-88 GM midsize (Monte Carlo, Cutlass....) front calipers & pads. Rotors are 88-89 Chevy light duty 1/2T, shortbed 4x4 PU truck. The rotors need to be machined out in the center to slip over the larger Cruiser axle flange, but the 6lug bolt pattern is identical.
 

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