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Offline markus68

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Big Brake Kit...
« on: January 30, 2018, 08:33:00 PM »
How many are running a big brake kit? wondering if its necessary once you go to 35's and some extra weight on the jeep?  so far I'm running the stock rotors....Just wondering if I should upgrade for safety.....
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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 08:54:26 PM »
 
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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 08:55:44 PM »
"Locking up the brakes is not good. You aren't actually using them to slow your vehicle when they are locked up. Bigger tires and wheels equates to more rolling mass, and bigger brakes do a better job of slowing that bigger mass down. A big brake kit will last longer than stock with 35s. Some choose to upgrade their brakes, others don't."

Just a couple things a quick Google search pulled up on Big brake kits for jks

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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 08:56:37 PM »
For reference one person posted they were able to lock the tires on their jk with 35s during various brake tests

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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 05:54:24 AM »
My friend did these and raved about them. Upside you don't need to bleed breaks

https://www.offroadelements.com/dynatrac-progrip-brake-system-wrangler-jk-2007/

I've heard good things about this kit. Hard to beat the price. Nice bumping up to a 2 piston. I've heard complaints about stock calipers

https://www.offroadelements.com/rt-offroad-front-big-brake-kit-wrangler-jk-2007/
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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 06:36:53 AM »
I don't have a JK, but I do have duel piston front calipers (stock is single) and 12" rotors (stock is 11") on my XJ, along with disk rear brakes (stock was drum) and the bigger/better brakes is an awesome upgrade. My 35's are load range D so they are pretty heavy and my Jeep is easier to stop than Emily's with stock tires. It's just effortless. Also really nice if you ever pull a small trailer with no trailer brakes to have the extra capacity.
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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 06:54:08 AM »
Sure it can't to run a big brake kit. On my JKU I ran 37s with lots of extra weight, stopped fine with just stock size rotors and good pads.
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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2018, 07:56:37 AM »
I really liked that approach to a big brake kit. Using the stock caliper was the only down side that i saw. If your changing out rotors , you have enough knowledge to be able to go to a better caliper and bleed the system. On my CJ-5 the stock brakes were just okay and I knew in my heart if you got caught sleeping , Youd be screwed ! I had manual brake system and went to a Hydro-boost stolen from an Astro van . Stone age to space age !   EBC has brake pads to improve even a stock system. Do what ever you can to improve the brakes , You life might just depend on them one day .    FjR68 

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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2018, 10:41:22 AM »
Great advice... and thanks
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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2018, 11:01:57 AM »
I switched to a big brake kit (rotors, calipers, pads) not too long ago, and I'm glad I did.  The Jeep stops better now than it did when everything was stock.  In my opinion, well worth the money, plus the added piece of mind knowing you have less chance of slamming into the guy in front of you.
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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2018, 02:02:30 PM »
Just to add my 2 cents.

I had a Vanco Big Brake kit on my TJ running 35s. Big difference.

In my opinion its worth it since the extra mass of the large tires will wear out stock brakes faster and not stop as quickly which would put you in danger on the street.
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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2018, 09:19:47 PM »
yep,,safety first
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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2018, 09:20:20 PM »
teraflex has a kit with good reviews also
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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2018, 09:30:05 PM »
I was having trouble stopping my JKU and upgraded to the TerFlex kit when I had 35's and it made a big difference. They still stop my Jeep effectively now that is on 37's and weighs over 6000 lb.
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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2018, 01:05:11 PM »
1 tons, Dana 60 front stock brakes are sick even with 37s
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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2018, 09:49:12 PM »
should you also do the reservoir and booster ? or is that overkill
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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2018, 11:22:01 PM »
1 tons, Dana 60 front stock brakes are sick even with 37s
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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2018, 11:22:55 PM »
Excellent
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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2018, 12:12:29 PM »
should you also do the reservoir and booster ? or is that overkill

When Jeep put the Pentastar (3.6L) motor in the JK in 2012 they also went to a larger master cylinder.  You should not have to change anything else if you go to larger calipers.  My Teraflex BB Kit works fine in my 2013 JK with the stock master cylinder.
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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2018, 12:18:37 PM »
best news..money saved right there!
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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2018, 12:39:52 PM »
dodge 3500 master is the balls !
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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2018, 02:39:12 PM »
I recently put on the Dynatrac ProGrips front and back when my rear brakes needed replaced. The thing now stops on a dime. To the downside, braking is now less exiting. 
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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2018, 03:05:06 PM »
I've been thinking about this as well, once the lift goes in and I'm on 35's. Problem is the cost of the big brake kits...TeraFlex is $700+ just for the fronts. The Wildwoods are a hell of a lot more. I've been looking at this Power Stop kit, front and rear for $330...

https://www.extremeterrain.com/power-stop-z36-extreme-truck-tow-brake-rotor-pad-kit-front-rear-0717-jk.html

Also looking at these calipers...

https://www.extremeterrain.com/power-stop-performance-rear-brake-calipers-red-0717-jk.html

Fronts are $290, rears are $250.

I know these aren't considered "big brake kits" but they say they are good for towing (which I do...boat, motor cycle, small landscape trailer) & occasional off road use. Specs say they give 20%+ more stopping power. Is this a good compromise between the "big brake kits" & the Power Stop's? I certainly do not want to spend $1500 + on brake up grades if it is not necessary. Any thoughts or issues with the Power Stop brand?
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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2018, 03:18:35 PM »
For those prices just swap to tons.


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Re: Big Brake Kit...
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2018, 05:55:34 PM »
I’ve got the Vanco big brake kit, from 2010. Well worth the change in better performance!
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