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Hello everyone I just signed up here and just got my jeep and loving it bit the brakes kinda are crappy won't stop to good pulling my fishing boat or with my bigger tires can anyone help is there a Chrysler upgrade you can do
 

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It's a 2013 and it a 16" bass boat and the tires I'm using are 195/75/17 feels like stopping a train took it to the dealer and they said it was all good
 

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Weight I have no idea but it's not just weight even with my bigger tires it's like it has manual brakes with no booster Mabey the rotors are glazed I have no idea
 

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The Jeep brakes suck. You can upgrade the rotor and pads for not too much $$. Or if you want to get real serious then get a complete kit that uses oversized rotors and new calipers but they are pricey. I went with slotted rotors and ceramic pads. It helped a little. When I get the money I will go back to 17” wheels and get the upgrade kit.
 

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Terra flex has to get these rotors from another truck or SUV I don't want to always have to search for these rotors when I need to replace then? Dodge ram? Anyone have any ideas
 

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Terra flex has to get these rotors from another truck or SUV I don't want to always have to search for these rotors when I need to replace then? Dodge ram? Anyone have any ideas
Terraflex has stated in another thread that their big brake and big rotor kit rotors are custom made for them and their is not another vehicle off the shelf application you can plug in as replacement. So basically you have to go to the for replacement rotors for their kits.
 

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That is what I don't really like, I would always have to buy their rotors to replace worn rotors. But, you only need to replace rotors every 4 or so years, depending on you annual milage.
 

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Yes I know but I think I am gonna have to buy the kit not many other options I tryed googling the question and nothing
 

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Wait stop. Before you go spending lots of cash on a BBK, you need to asess the situation. You should not have issues stopping your vehicle. It's a problem. The vehicle has to meet a certain stopping distance per the federal guidelines.

1: is this problem new? Did it used to stop OK and now suddenly your having issues?

2: your description of the problem is hard for me to follow. Do you have to STAND on the pedal to stop?

3: is your brake light on?

4: any strange noises?

5: when did it start? What makes it worse? What makes it better?

6: what year jeep is this? Did you buy it new? Does it have an intact warranty?



If the problem has just recently started, and the vehicle used to have no issues with the brakes, I'd bet you are leaking brake fluid some where.

So if you have a warranty, take it to a dealer (a different one preferably) and tell them about it.

If you don't have a warranty and want to fix it yourself here's the diagnositic proceedure.

1: check brake fluid. If full, then go to next step, if not fill and rediagnose. If problem still exists, go to next step.
2: check pads. If pads are not worn, go to 3. If pads are worn, replace and reevaluate. If problem still exists, go to 3.
3: check calipers for mud or other debris. Remove the calipers, press in the piston(s). A second party presses in the brake, and observe for proper piston articulation. Check all 4 calipers. If the calipers function, go to step 4, if the calipers do not function, replace/repair the caliper and rediagnose. If the problem still exists, go to next step.
5: check for fluid leaks. During all the caliper articulation, there should be no brake fluid leaking. If leaking move to next step, if not leaking skip to 7.
6: leaks can be damage to the lines, or a loose connection. Find the leak. If a line has a hole, replace the line. If the fitting has a leak, tighten. If the leak is present and the fitting is tight, then replace the fitting. After leak has been repaired, rediagnose and go to 7 if needed.
7: if pads are not worn, calipers function, fluid is full, no leaks in lines are noted. The most likely culprit is the master cylinder.
 

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It's a 2013 wrangler and I never had an issue from the start I would say started when I put my bigger tires on just feels like no matter how hard I press the brake the jeep keeps moving
 

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Wait stop. Before you go spending lots of cash on a BBK, you need to asess the situation. You should not have issues stopping your vehicle. It's a problem. The vehicle has to meet a certain stopping distance per the federal guidelines.

1: is this problem new? Did it used to stop OK and now suddenly your having issues?

2: your description of the problem is hard for me to follow. Do you have to STAND on the pedal to stop?

3: is your brake light on?

4: any strange noises?

5: when did it start? What makes it worse? What makes it better?

6: what year jeep is this? Did you buy it new? Does it have an intact warranty?



If the problem has just recently started, and the vehicle used to have no issues with the brakes, I'd bet you are leaking brake fluid some where.

So if you have a warranty, take it to a dealer (a different one preferably) and tell them about it.

If you don't have a warranty and want to fix it yourself here's the diagnositic proceedure.

1: check brake fluid. If full, then go to next step, if not fill and rediagnose. If problem still exists, go to next step.
2: check pads. If pads are not worn, go to 3. If pads are worn, replace and reevaluate. If problem still exists, go to 3.
3: check calipers for mud or other debris. Remove the calipers, press in the piston(s). A second party presses in the brake, and observe for proper piston articulation. Check all 4 calipers. If the calipers function, go to step 4, if the calipers do not function, replace/repair the caliper and rediagnose. If the problem still exists, go to next step.
5: check for fluid leaks. During all the caliper articulation, there should be no brake fluid leaking. If leaking move to next step, if not leaking skip to 7.
6: leaks can be damage to the lines, or a loose connection. Find the leak. If a line has a hole, replace the line. If the fitting has a leak, tighten. If the leak is present and the fitting is tight, then replace the fitting. After leak has been repaired, rediagnose and go to 7 if needed.
7: if pads are not worn, calipers function, fluid is full, no leaks in lines are noted. The most likely culprit is the master cylinder.

One more step that MIGHT help.....bleed the system
 

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Great write up bent jeep, I don't think you have an issue with your system, especially if you've had it professionally checked out multiple times. I think your problem is inertia, you've got bigger tires and a boat to stop. You need bigger brakes.
 

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I dunno man. I can't imagine putting bigger tires makes that much of a difference.

I went from oem 35s on my h2 to 40" IROKs which were significantly heavier along with the rest of the crap I put on it and the OEM brakes still did fine.

Other guys with JKs have added lots more weight in the form of bumpers etc, and this is really the first thread I've seen where someone says they feel like they can't stop. So unless the OP is being melodramatic about it, I'm dubious that there isn't a problem with the system.
 
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