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post #211 of 295 Old 08-20-2012, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Upgraded the brakes this weekend. Blaine made a kit up with Black Magic Pads, bigger rotors and caliper adapter bracket.

You can see the difference in the rotors. Simple kit to install. They are not for sale yet as he is just getting feedback from them. I have yet to fully bed the pads to the rotors. We'll see in the next few days how they feel over stock.








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Who's the OEM rotor?

Blaine told me about this a few months ago, I suppose the fact that my Jeep isn't pushing big meats around yet is why I didn't get the call!

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Gerald -
Are the rear JK lights (tail lights) available yet? If so, I would like to get a set.

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Who's the OEM rotor?

Blaine told me about this a few months ago, I suppose the fact that my Jeep isn't pushing big meats around yet is why I didn't get the call!

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Gerald -
Are the rear JK lights (tail lights) available yet? If so, I would like to get a set.

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They are on the back burner. SO many thing going on now a days!

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I figured it was centric, I meant who is Blaine sourcing the rotor from? Ram truck?

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Oh hell, I don't know. The mad professor finds them. I'll bet it is off some Dodge truck that has a 5 x 5" pattern.

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Subbed. Glad to see you are in a JK now. Just picked mine up this week.

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I made a kit up so you just weld these rails up. They work really good and are not expensive. I actually got the idea from John Currie. He did this on his JKU and they have work great for the last 4 years. I definitely would have damage the lower portions on the door had I not put them on.
I've got the Mopar version that already comes with the "rub rail" attached (modifying the standard rails are far cheaper but these were offered to me for free as an apology from the dealership) and even though they're body mounted, I am extremely impressed with them. You can even use a Highlift on them and not worry about it.
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You can even use a Highlift on them and not worry about it.
I'd consider that the bare minimum test a rocker guard should be able to pass to remotely do its job.

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I'd consider that the bare minimum test a rocker guard should be able to pass to remotely do its job.
Agreed.

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Seriously though, the versa was totaled. Body mounted aluminum rockers.
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I've seen enough of the Rubi rails folded up on the front body mount and crushed into the rocker panel to change mine out. Really can't beat a good set of boat sides...I've put mine through the paces and they keep coming back for more.
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I've seen my share of body mounted rockers destroy the JK tin. This is why I'll stick to a rail for now. If the tin had any rigidity, I could build some that would protect it better. But from a builders stand point it is either cosmetic armor or real armor.

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I've seen my share of body mounted rockers destroy the JK tin. This is why I'll stick to a rail for now. If the tin had any rigidity, I could build some that would protect it better. But from a builders stand point it is either cosmetic armor or real armor.
I don't know, my cosmetic armor seems to have provided real protection

They have kept 5-9" tree trunks far enough away to avoid the doors and b pillar, have protected from below, and certainly Nothing I have faced on the trail has come close to a 15 MPH ish t-bone from a 2,400lbs vehicle. Good enough that I'll avoid ever buying a setup that utilizes the body mount. Just something to consider as you design, I guess
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I don't know, my cosmetic armor seems to have provided real protection

They have kept 5-9" tree trunks far enough away to avoid the doors and b pillar, have protected from below, and certainly Nothing I have faced on the trail has come close to a 15 MPH ish t-bone from a 2,400lbs vehicle. Good enough that I'll avoid ever buying a setup that utilizes the body mount. Just something to consider as you design, I guess
I can't see why anyone would design the rocker protection that ties to the body mounts. To different system at work here. The chassis and the body move differently so to tie them together is a big no no. Like rear tire carriers. You never want one the ties the bumper to the tub. You either do bumper only or tub only.

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I can't see why anyone would design the rocker protection that ties to the body mounts. To different system at work here. The chassis and the body move differently so to tie them together is a big no no. Like rear tire carriers. You never want one the ties the bumper to the tub. You either do bumper only or tub only.
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