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Old 01-16-2013, 01:58 PM   #1
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Upgrade the brakes?

I'm still essentially stock, but have a question for the modded folks as I plan out my build.

As I assemble my wish list of the usual suspects- bumpers, recovery gear, wheels, tires, skids, etc, I started to think about the fact that I recall much talk about changes to the brakes.

With all the added weight and increased tire sizes it seems like this major component calls for an upgrade. Thoughts?

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Old 01-16-2013, 02:45 PM   #2
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I'm still essentially stock, but have a question for the modded folks as I plan out my build.

As I assemble my wish list of the usual suspects- bumpers, recovery gear, wheels, tires, skids, etc, I started to think about the fact that I recall much talk about changes to the brakes.

With all the added weight and increased tire sizes it seems like this major component calls for an upgrade. Thoughts?
Do you tow? The brakes are meant to stop 3500# so A little extra weight is still doable. If you tow as well then it could be tougher to stop the trailer

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Old 01-16-2013, 09:14 PM   #3
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I can highly recommend upgrading the brakes. I have done a bunch of added weight mods (37's, heavier axles, bumpers) and the last mod I did was upgrade the brakes because there was a very noticeable difference in the stopping ability of the stock brakes after all was said and done.

I went with the Terraflex big brake kit with the matched master cylinder and it stops better now than it did when it was bone stock.
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