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post #1 of 28 Old 12-11-2013, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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WJ brake upgrades?

OK who has done what to get better brakes on their WJ?

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post #2 of 28 Old 12-11-2013, 06:26 PM
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http://www.nagca.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36861

You have the old style Teves calipers, the later models were upgraded to Akebono to solve numerous braking issues. That write up should give you everything you need.

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post #3 of 28 Old 12-11-2013, 06:27 PM
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Akebono calipers in the front if you don't have them. I've got stillen cross drilled rotors and stillen pads. Difference is night and day. Next set I'll be trying is black magic as I've heard they're good as well.
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post #4 of 28 Old 12-11-2013, 06:28 PM
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Search for BlackMagicBrakes on here. I'm on my phone.

They are fantastic for the WJ.

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post #5 of 28 Old 12-11-2013, 06:30 PM
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I have the KOLAK break upgrade and love it. Its the stillen rotors and pads. I put mean green pads on this last time around. amazing stopping power.

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post #6 of 28 Old 12-11-2013, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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In other words nobody has put on better that twin piston calipers right?
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post #7 of 28 Old 12-12-2013, 12:36 AM
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Well there are big brake kits on the market for the WJ with large rotors and four or six piston calipers but they get into the multi-thousand dollar price range.

Are you running aggressively large tires or have added a lot of armor, etc? If not, a nice upgrade to the Stillen rotors and pads and Akebono calipers up front if you don't already have them will be a fraction of the cost of a big brake kit and give you an excellent improvement in stopping power and fade resistance.

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In other words nobody has put on better that twin piston calipers right?

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post #8 of 28 Old 12-12-2013, 12:44 AM
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^^^X3 on Stillen's, they Are awsome, made me stop That hard i got rear ended,

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post #9 of 28 Old 12-12-2013, 01:45 AM
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Went down the Tarox 88's & EPC Green Stuff route and works well, slows her right down enough to wipe the inside of the windscreen with yer nose!!
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post #10 of 28 Old 12-12-2013, 01:59 AM
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The WJ stops real well for a fairly heavy tank.
If you feel like the brakes are inadequate with 32-33 in tires or smaller, you need to go thru the system and fix it.

If you want to experience "bad" brakes, go drive a 88-98 GM truck with anything more than stock tires, or over a few thousand miles.. !

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post #11 of 28 Old 12-12-2013, 02:28 AM
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I put Stainless brake slotted rotors front and rear on my old jeep with a bumper and 33s. Stopped great

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post #12 of 28 Old 12-12-2013, 04:57 AM
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Cross drilled and Hawks pads.

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post #13 of 28 Old 12-12-2013, 05:25 AM
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Just cut a hole and Flintstone it!

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post #14 of 28 Old 12-12-2013, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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I have a high horse power build I'm doing but didn't want to spend the money on wilwood or brembo setups. When I finish my custom brakes i will do a write up.
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Ditto from me on both WJs. With minimal dust.

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Cross drilled and Hawks pads.
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