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Old 03-11-2007, 10:48 AM   #1
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Brake upgrade ?

anyone every upgraded their brakes on thier TJ? Is there any need too? I have a 2000 sport with a 2-3" lift and 33" tires and was thinking that with the bigger tires I might want to think about upgrading the brakes. Just looking for input. Thanks in advance

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Old 03-11-2007, 11:21 AM   #2
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over at there is a thread about this very thing
here is a link to the brake job they are doing

It is based on a Australian ford twin piston caliper off a Falcon
(they still make ford falcons in Australia)

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Old 03-11-2007, 01:21 PM   #3

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A lot of folks will add disc to the rear that have drums. Also some upgrade to the darango brake booster as i recall. 33's and stock brakes do okay.
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I have trouble stopping in 4low on hills. along with a few other guys i know im on 33s
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Take a look at Vanco's site. They make a hydralic braking setup that does work if you are looking for extra braking power for rigs with bigger tires.
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here in germany we would have to upgrade (that says the law) to rear disc brakes if we want +35s tires. some people did this with a rubicon rear axle.

if you want better working brakes in a TJ with 33s or 35s i would prefer to install a better brake booster. like from a granny or so.

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