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Old 02-27-2017, 05:24 AM
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I am new to wranglers although it has been my dream car for most of my life. Looking to get my first one very soon. Test drove a 2005 TJ but I am a little concerned about the brakes. I noticed that the accelerator was so touchy but in comparison the brake felt like I needed a concrete foot to stop. I was a bit concerned on a number of occasions that I wasn't going to stop. Is this a normal braking situation? My partner believes that this is just how jeeps are but to me it was a bit strange.
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Welcome to the Forum Jciuf!

If you are used to ABS then yes they will naturally feel a bit mushy BUT you shouldn't feel like you have to put a lot of pressure on them before you feel them catch. I would take it to someone you trust and have them inspected before buying. Don't let this be the reason you pass up a good deal. The pads and rotors are an easy fix.

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My 04 TJs brakes feel like any other of the 20 cars I have owned in the last 40 years. The brakes do not feel like you need a concrete foot. Maybe have them checked like others have suggested. I feel the accelerator is a little more touchy than other cars I have owned but no biggy.

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How large are the tires?

Bigger tires need bigger brakes, are the tires on your jeep 33 inch or greater?
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Such a wonderful welcome

Thank you all so much for the wonderful welcome and all the advice so far. I will definitely be getting them checked out prior to purchasing it. Despite a few cosmetic repairs (cracked centre console, Windscreen seal falling away, hole in flooring carpet) it seems like a great deal. No rust that we could see, no dints, scratches, has never been off roading etc.

seawheels100 - I believe it has just the standard stock wheels, according to the seller (owner's friend) it has never been modified and has had one owner since new.
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