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Old 03-07-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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Awesome brake upgrade!!

Hey everybody. If you are looking for an awesome inexpensive brake upgrade try this one. I bought set like this on Ebay and you would not believe the difference in stopping performance. You can not beat this for the price. Below is a link to the sellers store and they ship Fed Ex very fast. My set of 4 drilled and slotted rotors and 4 ceramic pads shipped was less than $220. Just a FYI


items in Brakemotive store on eBay!

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Old 03-07-2012, 09:03 PM   #2
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For that much you can have the best brakes period, besides the Vanco sweetness...Jeep Wranger (TJ) 1997 - 1999 Front Brake Package

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Old 03-07-2012, 09:10 PM   #3
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drilled and slotted rotors are stupid on a TJ.

there's far better options out there.
www.blackmagicbrakes.com
www.vancopbs.com
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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I put these on my f-150 and love them soo far (5000 miles). They got awesome reviews on corvette forums and other sites. Yes, the shipping is fast. I thought about putting them on the wrangler when I need brakes.....well see.
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drilled and slotted rotors are stupid on a TJ.

there's far better options out there.
www.blackmagicbrakes.com
www.vancopbs.com
We'll find out. I just ordered a set and now all I need is a local tester to do a side by side comparison with our stuff and then we'll know.

Any takers local to me in SoCal interested?
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drilled and slotted rotors are stupid on a TJ.
I thought my TJ was a racecar...

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Any takers local to me in SoCal interested?
I actually do need to do brakes and rotors in the coming months... If you still need a tester in July I'm down, but being that that's several months away I'm going to assume you'll find someone by then.
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We'll find out. I just ordered a set and now all I need is a local tester to do a side by side comparison with our stuff and then we'll know.

Any takers local to me in SoCal interested?
While you're at it, how about sending a set to a tester in the mud/snow/ice/salt zone?
I've always been under the impression that drilled and slotted rotors were no advantage in the "dirty" conditions.

Yes, I'm jealous of your warmer, cleaner and rust free enviroments.

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While you're at it, how about sending a set to a tester in the mud/snow/ice/salt zone?
I've always been under the impression that drilled and slotted rotors were no advantage in the "dirty" conditions.

Yes, I'm jealous of your warmer, cleaner and rust free enviroments.

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I'm not sure of the value in that scenario. It is very easy to circumvent, just use solid face rotors and the only thing I actually care about is outright performance.

We're starting to get a lot of vendors selling very cheap slotted and drilled rotors which means they start with crap rotors and then drill and slot them. When it comes to brakes, I never say anything I can't prove beyond a shadow of a doubt, so I'm going to fetch me up a tester when these get here and find out if what I already know is still true.
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Blaine, We can switch mine next time Im over if you want, I have had your pads and rotors on for a couple months now and could make a good comparison.
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drilled and slotted rotors are stupid on a TJ.

there's far better options out there.
www.blackmagicbrakes.com
www.vancopbs.com
Unlimited, remember there are streeters out there that would be happy with that set up.

I myself am heading to SoCal this summer and hope to spend some time upgrading to PBS and BMB. That and getting with Gerald on my UA. It will be a fun summer in SoCal.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:08 AM   #11
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Regardless of what the negative nellies have replied on this topic IMO these are incredible. Stopping distance is a fraction of what the oem junk was and for that price for complete set of 4 it is a hell of a deal. My jeep just went through the entire Wisconsin winter and they didn't rust up like most rotors either. I know it is not necessary to have d and s rotors on a jeep but why not. Regular rotors would cost that much too. I can tell u that after 10k miles on the set I have zero complaints about the package.
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And that price was for 4 rotors and front and rear pads. Not just a front set as someone posted. And I would love to see some real comparison testing.
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I don’t know about that brand but I changed my stock front rotors out for a set I got from Quadtratec and there is a big difference in my stopping power on and off road. My biggest concern was I live in the mountains, my foot is pretty heavy and there are a lot of dear that like to jump out and say BOO! Also even with down shifting, we all know there is not a lot of back pressure to help out with coming down the mountain, my breaks would get hot a lot but not anymore. I like mine a lot.
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Unlimited, remember there are streeters out there that would be happy with that set up.
I'm talking about better stopping while driving on the street, what are you talking about?
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And that price was for 4 rotors and front and rear pads. Not just a front set as someone posted. And I would love to see some real comparison testing.
I would bet money that I can stop shorter and harder with my fronts than you can with all four of yours. Can you lock up your 33's hard, at will over and over without fading? Keep in mind now that I have drums in the back now...
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Blaine, We can switch mine next time Im over if you want, I have had your pads and rotors on for a couple months now and could make a good comparison.
Thanks Bill, but I'd prefer to have someone closer so I can monitor the performance better. That and the rotors won't fit your unitbearings.
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I would bet money that I can stop shorter and harder with my fronts than you can with all four of yours. Can you lock up your 33's hard, at will over and over without fading? Keep in mind now that I have drums in the back now...
Mo, don't pick on anything you can't prove.
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Eh grumble grumble grumble.... I would be down to test those for you but...
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Who needs brakes when you have a manual trans?
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Tell you about a deal just beats your. I bought 4 Centric Premium Rotors and 4 Posi Quiet Pads Ceramic Pads on online site for $215 w/ taxes and shipping included. I can only recommend these to myself 'cause that what i'm installing on my jeep. Now thats a deal! PS understand about vanco kit, high performance front brakes therefore I disclosing that this is for my jeep only and I'm assuming the risk.
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Who needs brakes when you have a manual trans?
That changes nothing.
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Don't think I would want to lock up my 33s over and over with the cost of tires these days.
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I'm talking about better stopping while driving on the street, what are you talking about?
Just different strokes for different folks. Not trying to bash anyone
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Stock pads are not really that great. Black Magic Pads are were it is at. Quality components and real world results.

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