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Old 01-21-2020, 08:36 AM
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Brake question - Upgrade

Have 57K on my brakes and only changed the rears (no idea why the rears go first on a Jeep). Took my JKU (18) in for inspection (PA) and was told the brakes were fine. Guy did not notice a pulsing when he brakes during test drive.
3.5" with 35's.

I believe I have a pulsing. Feel it every day and can hear the sound when I slightly brake with window open (like a metronome). My question is that if the rotors are warped or need to be resurfaced, would it be worth going to a big brake kit. My kid is going to drive this as well this summer and I am looking for a safety issue.

Have been looking at the Teraflex (my shop puts these in) or the Dynatrac which gives a kit for front and rear for slightly more. Not offroading enough were anything in this choice would come into play.

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Old 01-21-2020, 08:47 AM   #2
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I just put on the Teraflex rear big rotor kit and the Crown (RT OffRoad) big brake kit up front all for under $800. I also used the Powerstop Z36 pads front and rear but I have been using them for years on the stock brakes.

Pretty significant change in the braking with less pedal force needed. My son has been driving my jeep for the past couple of weeks while his is out of commission and even commented that mine (2012 on 37's) brakes much better than his (2014 on 37's).

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The rear do seem to wear faster than the fronts, some (including myself) think it is because of the traction control and brake lock differential systems using the rear brakes to control wheel spin.
We have the DynaTrac big brake set up. It is easy to install, includes new larger rotors along with pads and brackets to locate the stock calipers on the larger rotors. It gives a pretty big increase in braking power and resistance to fade.
A lower cost option if you don't need extra braking power is PowerStop. They offer a kit that includes stock sized rotors and good pads for a great price. It is a good stock replacement option if yours are just worn out and you want to replace. But for me, something worn out means UPGRADE.
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The Power Stop rotors and pads were/are a slight upgrade in slowing down my Jeep from the OME brakes. If you are looking for noticeable difference due to larger tires and added weight, go a different route from the Power Stop Discs and pads. Looking back, I wish I would have gone big.
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:52 PM
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So i'm leaning toward the Dynatracs all around. Will find out if there are any issues with my KMC machettes (doubt it), but will update in a few months with the results.
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Old 01-21-2020, 08:55 PM   #6
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So i'm leaning toward the Dynatracs all around. Will find out if there are any issues with my KMC machettes (doubt it), but will update in a few months with the results.
Have the Dynatrac Progrips, really like them. JKU on 37s with KMC XD232s. Significantly better braking than OEM, no fitment issues, easy swapover from OEM without breaking into the system. Glad to give it a thumb's up if you're considering this direction.

That said, it's my first set of brake pads, so I can't speak to longevity or maintenance. But, they're at least quite good out of the box.

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