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post #1 of 8 Old 10-25-2009, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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bigger tires bigger brakes?

If i upgrade from my 31 bfg ats to 33 bfg at's other than gearing will i need bigger brakes?

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-25-2009, 02:56 PM
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No, I wouldn't think so. But, if you went above 33's you will.
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-25-2009, 02:58 PM
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33s are the really the cut off point, for not needing bigger brakes. If you need to replace the brakes I would look at some centic rotors, and EBC yellow stuff brake pads though.

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It depends on your Jeep.I upgraded to Centric rotors and EBC yellowstuff pads and they were much better than stock.My 33's were fine on stock brakes.My 98' sucked with 35's and stock brakes and my 03' brakes work fine with 35's.It's all up to you and how your Jeep works.

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I run 35s on my stock brakes and they are working fine.
Will be upgrading once I do need a brake job though.

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my rotors and pads are shot so im trying to figure out if i can knock on bigger brakes a 1" bl on top of my rc 2.5 and 33 bfg ats on soft 8's and the jks mml and jks discos
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-25-2009, 05:34 PM
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If you're replacing them anyway, get the Centric Premium rotors and EBC yellowstuff pads as recommended by Boogie. With 33s you're probably "OK" without the upgrade, but if you get the upgrade you won't be sorry.

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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
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When going from stock to 33's there was one hell of a difference in stopping time. They worked fine for easy driving but if you have to stop fast you will notice the extra 30 feet it takes to stop

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