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Unread 01-21-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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Hey! Hope all is going well with everyone..
Probably the only thing I think is lacking in my 2012 JK is the brakes. I actually think the brakes on my 09 JK had more stopping power.
Anyone upgrade their brakes from stock?
New rotors (cross drilled)?
New pads? Maybe hawks?
What about complete caliper upgrades? I have stock rubi rims and tires.. What fits these?

Thoughts and real world opinions please..
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Unread 01-21-2013, 12:33 PM   #2
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looking at these for my 2008 when i need brakes
http://roadracemotorsports.com/store...oducts_id=1077
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Unread 01-21-2013, 12:44 PM   #3
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What about the Big Brake Upgrade from TeraFlex? This should give you all the stopping power you need!

http://www.krawloff-road.com/product_p/tf-4303400.htm

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Unread 01-21-2013, 08:36 PM   #4
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wilwood came out with a kit for about $1700 for all wheels. not a real bad price for them, but they take a 18" rim minimum to fit them
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Unread 01-21-2013, 09:40 PM   #5
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wilwood came out with a kit for about $1700 for all wheels. not a real bad price for them, but they take a 18" rim minimum to fit them
The Wilwood brake kits look nice. I would go with the Teraflex kit before spending that much money on the Wilwoods. You can find video's on both brake kits on Youtube.
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Unread 01-22-2013, 12:55 AM   #6
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what pads come with that tera kit?

anyone try the triple piston SSBC front caliper kit?
http://www.quadratec.com/products/12700_04XX_PG.htm
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Unread 01-22-2013, 06:18 AM   #7
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What about the Big Brake Upgrade from TeraFlex? This should give you all the stopping power you need!

http://www.krawloff-road.com/product_p/tf-4303400.htm

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Not sure if this will allow factory rims??
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Unread 01-22-2013, 07:12 AM   #8
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What about the Big Brake Upgrade from TeraFlex? This should give you all the stopping power you need!

http://www.krawloff-road.com/product_p/tf-4303400.htm

-Jason
I installed these along with the bigger master cylinder. I am planning on running 37" tires so I wanted bigger brakes. With the stock 32" tires on it stops good! It just fits inside the stock rims.
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Unread 01-22-2013, 07:22 AM   #9
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wilwood came out with a kit for about $1700 for all wheels. not a real bad price for them, but they take a 18" rim minimum to fit them
Wrong.
That's $1700 for just the front.
Wilwood does not make a kit for the rear.
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Unread 01-22-2013, 08:07 AM   #10
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These kits are basically just parts from a Ram 1500, right? Wouldn't it be cheaper to just go to the store and buy this stuff yourself?
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Unread 01-22-2013, 10:53 AM   #11
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These kits are basically just parts from a Ram 1500, right? Wouldn't it be cheaper to just go to the store and buy this stuff yourself?
That's an iteresting thought.... Will the Ram 1500 front brakes work with the stock master cylk., fit the JK mounts, rotors and in my case, stock Rubi rims??
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Unread 01-22-2013, 12:16 PM   #12
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No.
Wrong wheel bolt pattern.
Wrong caliper mounting bracket.
Master cylinder is different.
Whole lot's of wrong.
That's why everyone isn't already doing it.
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Unread 01-22-2013, 01:43 PM   #13
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You should not have to replace the master cylinder. Well, unless the 2007 models have a different master cylinder then the new ones.
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No.
Wrong wheel bolt pattern.
Wrong caliper mounting bracket.
Master cylinder is different.
Whole lot's of wrong.
That's why everyone isn't already doing it.
Correct. It LOOKS the same but, the TF one is built spacificly for the JK's.

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Unread 01-22-2013, 02:57 PM   #15
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You should not have to replace the master cylinder. Well, unless the 2007 models have a different master cylinder then the new ones.
The replacement master cylinder is larger to make up for the larger pistons in the front brake. At the worst you may experience a spongy/soft brake pedal, but it is not absolutely necessary.
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