Need comments on Stillen/DBA brake upgrade - JeepForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 03-19-2012, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
cj7kevin
Registered User
1978 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Hillsville, VA
Posts: 150
Wj Need comments on Stillen/DBA brake upgrade

Need brakes on my '99 Grand Cherokee and I am concidering getting the Stillen/DBA rotors and pads from Kolak. Can anyone with them give me their thoughts. How well do they stop (wet, dry), do they make very much noise or dust? Thanks for the info, Kevin


look out for #1 and try not to step in #2. -Rodney Dangerfield
cj7kevin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 03-20-2012, 05:17 AM
jack9580
Registered User
2014 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: outside chicago
Posts: 272
I run this setup on my 04. it works great for me. they stop great wet or dry. dust in minimal and no noise

2014 WKII Summit (Let the madness begin)
2004 WJ Freedom Edition w/4.7 H.O. heavily modded. Best car ever!!!!!!(sunk + totaled R.I.P. 9/06)
1998 TJ Sahara lifted, locked, and tons of crap bolted on (Sold)
2004 WJ limited w/4.7 H.O. Addco rear bar, JK Rubi wheels. (t-boned and totaled)
jack9580 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 03-20-2012, 05:49 AM
Blitanicle99
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Woodstock, GA
Posts: 58
DBA makes pretty decent rotors.

I don't know what kind of pads he sells, but I really recommend these guys.

http://www.ctbrakes.com/pads.asp

Carbotech 1521s are kick *** brake pads. Blow hawks out of the water, we run the the XP12s and XP16s on R35 GTR race cars, and they are incredible.

Get you some stainless lines, I am sure they make them and some motul dot 4 fluid and you'll be blown away by the difference.

2002 WJ Overland Edition
-BB Spacer, Stock Up-Country Springs
2005 Honda 1000RR
-Two Brothers, 520 Kit, PC3
Blitanicle99 is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 Old 03-20-2012, 08:17 AM
Fett986
Junior Member
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Albany
Posts: 16
I got those rotors from Kolak back in October and it made a world of difference. Awesome upgrade, well worth the money. Winters here in Oregon are incredibly rainy, with some flooding, and I never noticed in loss in braking.
Fett986 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 03-20-2012, 09:13 AM
eogg
Registered User
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Littleton
Posts: 193
Garage
I got them back in December and they are amazing. I used to warp rotors like it was cool driving around the mountains in Colorado but I haven't any issues since. If you have the radio off and the windows down and you listen they do make a little noise but all cross drilled rotors do that to some degree, these do it less than most.

Constantly emptying every pocket

Colorado Jeep Club Member #1010
eogg is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 03-20-2012, 10:32 AM
malibubts
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 591
I put these on when I did my Akebono caliper upgrade, I'm going on about a year with them. They stop very quickly, a little faster than stock. They have more bite to them I guess I'd say. Not a whole lot of brake dust, but the little that forms like to build up a bit in the drilled areas of the rotor. And yeah they make a little noise, but it really isn't that noticeable. If you're looking for good pads and rotors I'd say you found them.

Eric - '02 Laredo Grand Cherokee

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
malibubts is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 03-20-2012, 11:24 AM
Poseidon
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Swartz Creek
Posts: 190
I just put these on my wife's WJ, she noticed a difference in the feel and the way they grab, so ya, I would say they are a good combo! When it is time to do my brakes, I'll be ordering a set for myself.
Poseidon is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 03-20-2012, 02:39 PM
corymonster
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Long Beach
Posts: 109
I have had these on for a while now and love them. I have had them in desert, mud, snow, rain, and So Cal traffic! They are so much better feeling/stopping than stock. I have an 02 so I also got the Akebono calipers. They make a fun buzzing noise too when lightly braking....
Attached Thumbnails
2012-01-16 12.59.58.jpg  


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
corymonster is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Brake upgrade mreed21 WJ Grand Cherokee Forum 31 11-16-2011 01:18 PM
Broken rear caliper? WJ brake upgrade on a budget! MoonyJohn WJ Grand Cherokee Forum 6 07-27-2011 10:23 PM
Stillen/Disk Brakes Australia WJ brake sale! Kolak WJ Grand Cherokee Forum 0 04-07-2011 01:21 AM
wheel spacers and Stillen rotors drwolcot WJ Grand Cherokee Forum 3 01-04-2011 09:37 AM
New Rims for my WJ, comments... 10achik WJ Grand Cherokee Forum 2 04-17-2004 09:25 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome