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Old 01-04-2014, 02:16 PM   #1
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Is a brake upgrade necessary?

Now that I upgraded to 37" tires, do I need to upgrade my brakes? if so, any suggestions.

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Old 01-04-2014, 03:44 PM   #2
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You definitely have more mass, hence inertia, with the 37's. Since you already have four wheel discs I would suggest switching to high end ceramic pads, that should cover it.

I converted to rear discs in the process of my build because I added a ton of weight to my suspension and steering. It seems to be enough but if it isn't I'll go the ceramic route as well.

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Old 01-04-2014, 04:16 PM   #3
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I would agree with ed. If you really wanted to you Gould get bigger everything depending on your wheel size but if ceramics aren't enough I would start with just an upgraded caliper like a 2 piston instead of a single but I really can't see how it's gonna be that severe. Just may take you a little longer to stop is all. You will definately wear your pads faster but not by much. You may wanna c what wonderlust has to say on the mater. I'm no expert especially on jk's
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:17 PM   #4
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:12 PM   #5
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Running stock, it still locks them up no problem. Thought about upgrading but ehhh. I am at around. 145 lbs per wheel and tire .
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:18 AM   #6
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So I have been looking for a brake disc conversion for my ramcharger. I know it's not a jeep so maybe I'm asking the wrong place lol but it's drum rear and just decent 89 truck discs in the front. The ramcharger should weigh just as much if not more than the jeeps right? Especially with 35's So would you guys recommend the disc brake conversion?
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:23 AM   #7
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honestly discs might be awesome to have... but if it 'aint' broke why fix it?
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:58 AM   #8
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Less to worry about in the mud and snow. Other than that I don't really think so

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