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Unread 08-27-2007, 03:48 PM   #1
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Thanks VANCO Big Brake Kit!!!

I'd bet big $$$ my Big Brake Kit from VANCO just saved me from a pretty good accident a half-hour ago, no way could I have stopped my 35" tire equipped TJ with the OE factory brakes in time to avoid that near-accident.

I had just made a right turn and was accelerating and nearly into 3rd gear when a Honda made a wide turn out of a side street heading towards me. He was fully in my lane and heading straight for me. I had no place to go except to jam on my brakes which locked up my tires to allow me to stop in time. It wouldn't have been wise to swerve left as I had no idea what the other driver was going to do. I barely got the Jeep stopped in time for him to swerve back into his lane, barely missing me.

All I know is I'm comfortable I would not have been able to stop my TJ with its 35" tires with the factory brakes. Kudos to the VANCO brakes as jointly developed with mrblaine as their key designer.

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Unread 08-27-2007, 03:52 PM   #2
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Glad to hear you're okay. The Vanco Big Brake Kit is our next mod, saving up for it...
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Unread 08-27-2007, 04:38 PM   #3
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Awesome...Also in my top 3 list for my next Mods (still have to finish installing the last round of stuff)...

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Unread 08-27-2007, 04:59 PM   #4
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Ha Ha! You sound like a paid spokeman for VANCO! LOL!
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[QUOTE=kd4yor;4763909]Chris, I just think your having buyers remorse for all the work in your 8.8 for no added gain (over the Dana 35).[/QUOTE]
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Unread 08-27-2007, 05:05 PM   #5
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Since we are on the subject of this system i will ask.....

Do the calipers work with the stock Jeep pads or do you need a special pad to fit the new calipers?
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Unread 08-27-2007, 05:06 PM   #6
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Since we are on the subject of this system i will ask.....

Do the calipers work with the stock Jeep pads or do you need a special pad to fit the new calipers?
It uses a Ford caliper so it takes pads designed for Fords.
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Unread 08-27-2007, 05:07 PM   #7
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Ha Ha! You sound like a paid spokeman for VANCO! LOL!
And you still sound like you're just looking for attention. If you want to carry this on further, PM me.
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Unread 08-27-2007, 05:07 PM   #8
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It uses a Ford caliper so it takes pads designed for Fords.

Cool I expected it to be convenient but i wasnt sure.
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Unread 08-27-2007, 05:36 PM   #9
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I'd bet big $$$ my Big Brake Kit from VANCO just saved me from a pretty good accident a half-hour ago, :
Jerry,

My guess is you did bet big $$$ on the purchase of the Vanco kit and from the sound of it, you made a wise bet. Just another fine example of why big tires need big brakes! Glad you're safe.
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Unread 08-27-2007, 05:57 PM   #10
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...no way could I have stopped my 35" tire...

...I had no place to go
35" tires, and no place to go? it's a honda. it's like a speedbump with 35s.

But on a serious note, it just makes sense to have big brakes with big tires. Good investment for sure.
Cheers Jerry. Glad to hear that your day wasn't ruined, or your jeep.
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Ha Ha! You sound like a paid spokeman for VANCO! LOL!
If he were a paid spokesman, who paid the Honda to try and crash into him?
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Unread 08-27-2007, 06:18 PM   #12
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Ha Ha! You sound like a paid spokeman for VANCO! LOL!
BTW- it's too bad you have your attitude. I'm searching for a tester for a product that is in development for the Dana 35 and you popped up in conversation as a possibility.

I suppose though, that we can't have you running around sounding like a "paid spokesman" if the product works, eh?

As far as the legitimacy of anything I just said, check with Jerry. He's read the post.
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I put "LOL" behind it because it just sounded " TV commercial" funny. I wasnt trying to be rude, I was just trying to crack a funny. Sorry Jerry as I meant nothing by it.
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Glad you got outta that one!

It's funny, I was just reading your review for the Vanco brakes the other day. We're planning on 35s this winter, and I was trying to decide what kind of upgraded brakes I would get - I know now

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I put "LOL" behind it because it just sounded " TV commercial" funny. I wasnt trying to be rude, I was just trying to crack a funny. Sorry Jerry as I meant nothing by it.
Much relieved Chris, thanks for clarifying your response.
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