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Unread 04-30-2013, 05:27 PM   #1
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Brake suggestions

I wanted to upgrade my brakes. I am not happy with the stock system. I am looking to do calipers, pads, rotors. Any suggestions on sets that you all have used? My jeep is my DD and the traffic here can go from moving to dead stop pretty quickly, plus the pedestrians and bicycles are everywhere. Open to y'alls suggestions. Thanks!

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Unread 04-30-2013, 05:33 PM   #2
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4 wheel disk is the way to go.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 05:45 PM   #3
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4 wheel disk is the way to go.
Not doing that till I get back to the states and can change the rear out for the 8.8. For right not I just want the front system swapped out.
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There are all sorts of variations of stopping power from parts counter elite brakes to a wj dual piston caliper to a '95 dual diaphragm booster and a napa m2008 (e-350 master cylinder)

How much more braking power do you need?
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Unread 04-30-2013, 06:56 PM   #5
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Install a 95 dual diaphram booster. The other stuff works fine it just needs higher pressure.

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Unread 04-30-2013, 07:36 PM   #6
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95 boosters are hard to find. TJ boosters are everywhere. Just needs a little fab work. There are a few write ups on it. If you need help with it I can walk you through it. By far the best thing I have ever done to improve drivability of my jeep. I can easily lock up my 33's
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For the most simple upgrade change to Black Magic or EBC pads. Very noticeable difference.
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95 boosters are hard to find. TJ boosters are everywhere. Just needs a little fab work. There are a few write ups on it. If you need help with it I can walk you through it. By far the best thing I have ever done to improve drivability of my jeep. I can easily lock up my 33's
Na not really only took me 2 mins.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/A1-Cardone-R...28476a&vxp=mtr
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I found one on here. It should be en route by tomorrow.
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If you get a Cardone booster plan on going through at least 2 or 3 before you find one that works.
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The reman distributor I got was flawless.

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Mine has been on for about a year and a half and have had zero issues with it. I have never had any issues with A1 Cardone parts.
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You are all lucky. I have first hand experience with three bad boosters in a row on my jeep, and two others with two each.
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You are all lucky. I have first hand experience with three bad boosters in a row on my jeep, and two others with two each.
I found mine in the classifieds from a parted out Yj. Sorry if I misled with my ill timed post.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 03:32 AM   #15
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I guess I should have clarified. Fab work is probably out of the question. I live in Japan on a tiny military base. Don't have access to that stuff. Bolt on replacements. Thanks for all the comments!
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