Dana 44 Front Axle Disc Brake Upgrade Kit – 8 Lug – 76-79 Ford

From: $345.00

Upgrade the OE disc brakes on your 1976 to 1979 Ford Dana 44 axle (8 lug) axle with our disc brake upgrade kit!

****Please note this kit will not work on 4×4 drum brake front axles as they cannot be converted to disc****

  • Parts are original quality (or better)
  • Available add-ons include performance rotors and powder coated HD calipers
  • Everything you need to do both sides of the axle is included in every kit (except brake fluid)
  • Specifically designed for 8-lug axles

Every US order includes free priority shipping.

NOTE: This kit will not work with OEM Ford Rotors.

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Upgrading the disc brakes on your 1976 to 1979 Ford Dana 44 axle (8-lug axle) with a kit from Lugnut4x4 has a lot of benefits:

  • 40lb weight savings
  • Newer style brake calipers
  • More clearance for wheels
    • While some exceptions apply, this kit clears most 15″ steel wheels with 3″ or less backspacing. Please note: 3.25″ requires light grinding on the calipers; 3.5″ requires heavy grinding on the calipers; 4″ requires 1″ wheel spacers
  • No problems with calipers falling out

If you’re looking for a way to make your old truck stop better and faster – and more reliably – you’ve found it.

Everything You Need

Every Lugnut4x4 brake kit includes all the parts you need to upgrade your old brake system – all you need are the appropriate tools, brake fluid, and a little elbow grease.

This Dana 44 axle brake upgrade kit is for 1976 to 1979 Ford trucks (8-lug axles only). A new and improved design, our kit now works with all known aftermarket knuckles including Crane Knuckles. Additionally, this kit uses a 1/8″ spacer bracket (included) that goes between the bracket and spindle.

NOTE: This kit will not work with OEM Ford Rotors

The kit includes:

  • (2) 12.5″ standard 3/4 ton truck rotors
  • (2) 3/8″ thick laser cut brackets
  • (2) Standard duty JB6 3/4 ton truck brake calipers with steel pistons. Heavy-duty JB7 caliper upgrades are available.
  • (2) Caliper pins
  • (1) Set of four high quality semi-metallic brake pads. Ceramic brake pads are available as an upgrade.
  • (4) Copper washers
  • (2) banjo bolts
  • (2) New inner hub/wheel seals
  • Anti-rattle clips
  • All bolts are Grade 8, much stronger than the standard Grade 5 you find in most kits

Please note that while mounting brackets are included in all our brake kits, our brackets are also sold individually here, and we can also provide braided stainless steel brake hoses here. To order this kit with the longer 24″ braided stainless, just order this kit with no hoses, and then add-on the 24″ hoses as a separate item.

Kit includes instruction sheet and part number list, so that ordering replacement parts is easy. Anyone with a basic understanding of brake systems will find the installation simple.


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