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Unread 12-10-2013, 03:49 PM   #16306
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If u dont have to drive after: yes
Its very good taste like the hear and its really going easy down
From the looks of that sentence looks like it's already going down pretty smooth huh?

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Unread 12-10-2013, 04:01 PM   #16307
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Unread 12-10-2013, 04:01 PM   #16308
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From the looks of that sentence looks like it's already going down pretty smooth huh?
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Unread 12-10-2013, 04:08 PM   #16309
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daniel did you upgrade your brakes when you went to 35s?
A bit, yea. Centric rotors and black magic pads on the front. It's not one of the spendy big brake upgrades, but it stops well enough. I've had to make a few emergency stops, and it does stop pretty good.

Just the other week, I was driving down a road probably going 50mph and just about to go through an intersection when a big firetruck pops out from behind the face of a building and blasts it's horn about to go through the intersection. I slammed the brakes real hard, I was quite surprised how quickly I came to a stop. I can't remember if any of the tires locked up, I don't have anti-lock brakes on my TJ, but it did stop pretty quick


If I had an automatic transmission, I might be more inclined to upgrade the brakes even more, for long down-hill roads and offroading where the brakes have to do more work than with a manual transmission and would be more prone to brake fade. With a manual transmission, I don't use my brakes really all that much while I'm offroad or coming down mountain roads. The engine does well enough to slow the vehicle down, or to keep it at speed. Especially offroad in 1st gear and 4:1.
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Unread 12-10-2013, 04:14 PM   #16310
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Hey Los Angeles,
Looking for a Drivers Seat for a 97 TJ. I'm in Santa Monica, let me know if you have any advice. Thanks!
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Unread 12-10-2013, 04:16 PM   #16311
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A bit, yea. Centric rotors and black magic pads on the front. It's not one of the spendy big brake upgrades, but it stops well enough. I've had to make a few emergency stops, and it does stop pretty good.

Just the other week, I was driving down a road probably going 50mph and just about to go through an intersection when a big firetruck pops out from behind the face of a building and blasts it's horn about to go through the intersection. I slammed the brakes real hard, I was quite surprised how quickly I came to a stop. I can't remember if any of the tires locked up, I don't have anti-lock brakes on my TJ, but it did stop pretty quick


If I had an automatic transmission, I might be more inclined to upgrade the brakes even more, for long down-hill roads and offroading where the brakes have to do more work than with a manual transmission and would be more prone to brake fade. With a manual transmission, I don't use my brakes really all that much while I'm offroad or coming down mountain roads. The engine does well enough to slow the vehicle down, or to keep it at speed. Especially offroad in 1st gear and 4:1.
In your opinion, were the Centric rotors and Black Magic pads worth the cost of the upgrade?

Do you plan to do the rears to, or just the fronts?
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Unread 12-10-2013, 04:20 PM   #16312
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A bit, yea. Centric rotors and black magic pads on the front. It's not one of the spendy big brake upgrades, but it stops well enough. I've had to make a few emergency stops, and it does stop pretty good. Just the other week, I was driving down a road probably going 50mph and just about to go through an intersection when a big firetruck pops out from behind the face of a building and blasts it's horn about to go through the intersection. I slammed the brakes real hard, I was quite surprised how quickly I came to a stop. I can't remember if any of the tires locked up, I don't have anti-lock brakes on my TJ, but it did stop pretty quick If I had an automatic transmission, I might be more inclined to upgrade the brakes even more, for long down-hill roads and offroading where the brakes have to do more work than with a manual transmission and would be more prone to brake fade. With a manual transmission, I don't use my brakes really all that much while I'm offroad or coming down mountain roads. The engine does well enough to slow the vehicle down, or to keep it at speed. Especially offroad in 1st gear and 4:1.
That's pretty much what I'm planning on doing to my brakes, Upgrade the rotors and pads. I've noticed there's a few more brake pad and rotor option out there now that I didn't see a few years ago, gonna do some research on them.

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Unread 12-10-2013, 04:21 PM   #16313
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Matt, how's your brakes feeling since you went to 35's?

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Unread 12-10-2013, 04:23 PM   #16314
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Hey Los Angeles,
Looking for a Drivers Seat for a 97 TJ. I'm in Santa Monica, let me know if you have any advice. Thanks!
I have one, im sitting on it right now!

Its bolted into the jeep though.
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Unread 12-10-2013, 04:28 PM   #16315
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In your opinion, were the Centric rotors and Black Magic pads worth the cost of the upgrade?

Do you plan to do the rears to, or just the fronts?
I can't remember what it cost, but yea it seemed worth it. I actually had the new brakes on when I only had 32" tires, so I can't really say how much a difference it made for the 35" tires.
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Unread 12-10-2013, 04:47 PM   #16316
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I've done a little reading on brakes. All I see is you won't find a better setup than the black magic/centric rotors, without doing a big brake kit.

Think it's like $175 for the front rotors/pads
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Unread 12-10-2013, 04:53 PM   #16317
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I've done a little reading on brakes. All I see is you won't find a better setup than the black magic/centric rotors, without doing a big brake kit.

Think it's like $175 for the front rotors/pads
Yea, it seems to be a good combo.
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Unread 12-10-2013, 04:58 PM   #16318
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I think before I upgrade the front brakes, I'll be getting rid of the drum in my rear hehe. 35s and a locker real soon i hope
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Unread 12-10-2013, 05:14 PM   #16319
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Matt, how's your brakes feeling since you went to 35's?

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There's a small but noticeable increase in how hard I have to push the pedal, but it hasn't been a problem for me. My concern is Christy driving and having an emergency stop. She rarely drives it, but I may still upgrade them just for the peace-of-mind.
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Unread 12-10-2013, 05:19 PM   #16320
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Yeah, I'm not doing the big brake kit myself. Pads and rotors will be fine. I check my brakes often, and don't drive like a Ricky racer so I think that'll work just fine.

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