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Old 06-15-2014, 05:19 PM
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Big Brake Upgrades

Trying to get more info on upgrading the rotors and brakes for my rears, and eventually the fronts. I just hit 40k, and as many of you know, it is a common time to have to replace the rear pads. I have some larger wheels now, so I and to go ahead and upgrade my stopping power as well with a larger rotor. A lot of what I am finding on forums seems to be outdated (possibly). Here are some questions for the group....

Are the front and rear rotors and brake pads the same? If not, can anyone explain the difference?

Will the Teraflex Big Slotted rotor work in the rears? The website doesn't specify if this is front or back, and the installation videos don't really mention this.

Anyone have experience with this kit?

Any other input or experience with a larger rotor than stock for the JK? Again, specifically the rears considering my immediate need. Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:33 PM   #2
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I have no experience with the product you are mentioning, but have changed pads and rotors on my old 2010 JKU. The rotors are different from from and rear, mostly due to the emergency brake being on the back. Also, the pads are different sizes for the from rear.

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Old 06-15-2014, 05:38 PM   #3
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Throw a set of pads on the rear and upgrade the fronts first, that's where your stopping power is. Try Black Magic Brakes JK Big Brake Kit. No frills, just great stopping power.
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I haven't had my Rubicon X long enough to need brakes but on my LJ I went with EBC rotors and pads they worked great. They have different pads for different uses.
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As JPi stated, most of your stopping power is with the front, not the rear. I have the teraflex kit and all I can say is, "WOW, what a difference". When and if they ever come out with their rear brake kit we will get that as well. We also have the beefed up master cylinder that teraflex will be more than happy to sell you.

What I think teraflex should do in their ads is place stock next to theirs. Attached you can see the difference in their pads, calipers and, disc sizes.
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