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Old 02-05-2009, 11:32 AM   #1
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I have had my 05 TJ for about 6 weeks now. I have noticed that I have less confidence in its braking than I like. It has 50k miles on it, and I would like to upgrade the brakes/rotors to something better. I am sure it will help out when I add bigger tires... i usually go through Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels, but was wondering what people here usually do when its time for a change. I dont mind shelling out more to get quality stuff. I was thinking of Brembo pads and PowerSlot rotors. Any suggestions or comments?

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Old 02-05-2009, 11:45 AM   #2
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you can upgrade to disk breaks in the rear, and get drilled and slotted front disks.

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Old 02-05-2009, 04:06 PM   #3
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ebc yellow pads in the front with centric premium rotors. do NOT get drilled or slotted front disks.

if you have rear disks go with ebc greens
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why not drilled or slotted?
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Originally Posted by Giancarlo View Post
why not drilled or slotted?
If you do any wheeling, they tend to fill with dirt/mud and destroy pads quickly. If you never go off pavement, then they would be fine.
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Agree totally with the above suggestion...EBC pads are good to go...

If you want rock solid braking and not put off by the initial price VANCO makes probably the best brake upgrade kit out there for the TJ...Larger rotors, dual piston calipers, new knuckles, really makes a big improvement just by having the dual piston calipers...

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Thanks for the replies. i am going to try new pads and better rotors and see what that does. If I want to do more, I will save up for the Vanco upgrade.

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