2017 JKUR 3.5" MC Kit
So the pads and rotor are bigger than OEM? I see they sell a kit with powder coated calipers too for around $900 but I didn't think those calipers have improved performance ( just paying for the powder coat). I personally don't like the idea of big brake kits that impact the front only since it shifts the brake bias even more forward. I like the idea of getting all 4 wheels improved while maintaining the bias.I did it on my 2012 JKUR, and I am getting ready to do it on my 2016 JKUR.
I also did it on a 2015 GMC 1500 All Terrain and a 2007 H2.
It’s good value for the dollar. Increases stopping effectiveness, durable, easy improvement to make. I never had any issues with my installs on any of these vehicles, and I did it on each to accommodate lifts and larger tires (requiring better stopping power).
You can also look at the TeraFlex big brake kit, but it is considerably more expensive because you are also changing out the calipers. The nice thing about Powerstop is you get bigger pads and a beefier rotor but can use the stock calipers.
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The pads are bigger? And they fit the same caliper & bracket? I'd like to see how they did that.
I didn't think about this. I know the drilled will help with warping and my OEMs warped at 8700 miles. My driving style tends to warp brakes i guess so i seemed to like the idea of drilled but i didn't think about rocks and mud getting trapped.I don't personally care for drilled rotors, especially on a Jeep. Rocks and mud can get trapped in the holes in the rotor and cause you more grief than what they're worth. Slots yes, but no holes for me.
Read this:I didn't think about this. I know the drilled will help with warping and my OEMs warped at 8700 miles. My driving style tends to warp brakes i guess so i seemed to like the idea of drilled but i didn't think about rocks and mud getting trapped.
The pads looked identical to me. The disks look beefier. If there's any difference, it's in their composition. Every new part fit precisely where it was intended to go. There were no surprises. I spent a lot of time cleaning everything... Brake cleaner, wire brush, grease where required, anti-seize, etc. It looked like a new install when I got done.The pads are bigger? And they fit the same caliper & bracket? I'd like to see how they did that.
The PowerStop stuff is good stuff for stock replacement. The stuff they sell for the JK / JKU, at least what I have seen, is all stock level replacement. They do not offer an upgrade kit as far as I have seen for the JK / JKU. But their stuff is nice stuff, and for a good price. If you are happy with the stock braking, but the stock brakes are worn out, the PowerStop option is a great option. I would stay away from the drilled rotors on a JK / JKU (unless yours never goes off road and you simply want the look). But aside from that their kits are great.
If you want to upgrade your brakes, if you have big tires and / or carry or pull heavy loads, there are other companies that offer brake upgrade kits. The main aspect to the upgrade kits is larger rotors. That is where the majority of power increase comes from. You can also upgrade calipers to calipers that us larger pads, but then you typically also need to upgrade the master / booster. For most, a simple set of larger rotors will probably be enough of an upgrade.