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11" Brakes

Discussion in 'Jeep Utility Tech' started by FinoCJ, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. Sep 5, 2019

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member Sponsor

    Denver, CO
    Jul 18, 2013
    The wagon has the 11" brakes - I believe they are Wagner? - that have the drums inboard of the hub and are not self adjusting. They work fine for now (probably because they are well adjusted and I hope to keep them that way), but I imagine at some point I might switch them over to the later Bendix 11" brakes with outboard drums and self-adjusters (common on the AMC era CJs etc - and which I currently use on my ecj5). Guessing the common Bendix will be easier and cheaper to maintain? Can these 11" Bendix brakes be run with oem style steel wheels (either 15" or 16")? thanks!
  2. Sep 5, 2019
    Howard Eisenhauer

    Howard Eisenhauer Super Moderator Staff Member Sponsor

    Tantallon, Nova...
    Nov 22, 2003
    Lockheed IIRC.

    The bendix drums have issues with oem riveted 15" wheels.
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