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post #1 of 13 Old 06-14-2017, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Brake pad upgrade???

Has anyone used the new carbon fiber brake pads? How do they compare to the ceramic or the OEM ?
I am replacing the pads on my Dodge 4x4 since the front pads are almost worn out. Since I tow a trailer carrying my Rubicon JK and I have a truck camper (3300 #) I need pads which are very heavy duty. I was told at one of the auto part stores most of the emergency vehicles in the area are now using the carbon fiber pads when they replace the front brake pads since they work more effectively stopping from +100 down to 0. Has anyone tested these on your Jeep or truck?


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Check out Black Magic pads. Best option on the market.
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Check out Black Magic pads. Best option on the market.
X2. In the past 21 years of TJ ownership, I've tried them all... OE, carbon metallic, ceramic, etc. and none were even close to being as good as the Black Magic pads I've been running for many years now. www.blackmagicbrakes.com

When you have a choice, buy American made.
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X2. In the past 21 years of TJ ownership, I've tried them all... OE, carbon metallic, ceramic, etc. and none were even close to being as good as the Black Magic pads I've been running for many years now. www.blackmagicbrakes.com
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Check out Black Magic pads. Best option on the market.
What they said. Don't waste your time and money on anything else. Once you have had the opportunity to experience these brakes you will never, ever consider another option.


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What year Dodge? The larger 3rdgen brakes can be installed on the late 2ndgens... big improvement from what I understand.

There's other upgrades depending on year... wheel cylinders, wider shoes, rear disc, hydroboost, etc.

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Have been a proponent of Hawk and EBC depending on the vehicle/use. Looks like I will trying something new and giving Black Magic a try on my 2017 JK when it arrives.


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Have been a proponent of Hawk and EBC depending on the vehicle/use. Looks like I will trying something new and giving Black Magic a try on my 2017 JK when it arrives.
I've used EBC and power stop on other vehicles as well, they work good. BMB pads are in a different category if you ask me. If you're upgrading tire size as well I'd recommend the big brake kit along with Black Magic pads. I have it on my 17' and Imped put it on his TJ that he swapped JK axels into, I'm sure there are others too. I used to use my leg to stop the 35's, now just my toes.

If you ever pull a trailer you'll want better brakes.

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Have been a proponent of Hawk and EBC depending on the vehicle/use. Looks like I will trying something new and giving Black Magic a try on my 2017 JK when it arrives.
EBC Yellow Stuff pads used to be the best braking pads available for our Jeeps until Blaine Johnson at Black Magic Brakes came out with his pads. BM pads reign supreme now.

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EBC Yellow Stuff pads used to be the best braking pads available for our Jeeps until Blaine Johnson at Black Magic Brakes came out with his pads. BM pads reign supreme now.
Thanks...
Already in direct contact with Blaine.


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The company I work for used to own Hawk and I ran them on my WRX. Really like the Black Magic for my CJ! Especially with a loaded trailer.
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Didn't see where they had pads for a Dodge...
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Didn't see where they had pads for a Dodge...
Black Magic? PM Blaine. He can get most pad sizes even if not on the site.
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Ordering Black Magic fronts today.
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