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brake rotor sizes

Anyone know if the brakes are the same and/or same size across all the trim levels? I have an opportunity to get a set of 17" from the Laredo for cheap and am thinking about it. Will they fit on my Overland?
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Re: brake rotor sizes

all wk2 the same so far.......srt8 may be a diff story.
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Re: brake rotor sizes

Doesn't the Hemi get you heavy duty brakes, as well?
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:31 PM
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Re: brake rotor sizes

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Doesn't the Hemi get you heavy duty brakes, as well?

Correct, if possible may want to first check caliper clearance on 17's.
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Re: brake rotor sizes

there is no such thing as heavy duty brakes on the wk2........




FOR ALL MODELS SO FAR. srt8 excl.
BRAKES
Front
Size and Type 12.9 x 1.2 (328 x 30) vented disc with 1.89 (48)
two-piston pin-slider caliper and ABS
Swept Area 282 sq. in. (1820 sq. cm)
Rear
Size and Type 12.6 x 0.55 (320 x 14) disc with 1.89 (48) single-piston pin-slider
caliper and single-channel ABS(b)
Swept Area 257 sq. in. (1658 sq. cm)
Power Assist Single-rate, tandem diaphragm vacuum
(a) Turning diameter is measured at the outside of the tires at curb height. Turning diameters and steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock,
may differ with optional tires and wheels.
(b) Three-channel ABS standard on 4x2. Four-channel ABS standard on 4x4.
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Re: brake rotor sizes

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there is no such thing as heavy duty brakes on the wk2........
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So when Jeep has this in their brochures and on the window stickers under options (regarding 5.7L package):

5.7-Liter V8 MDS VVT Engine $ 1,995
Quadra-Drive II 4WD System
Electronic Limited-Slip Rear Differential
Trailer Tow Group IV
Heavy Duty Engine Cooling
220-Amp Alternator
Antilock 4-Wheel Disc Heavy Duty Brakes

Dual Bright Rear Exhaust Tips

and this on my build sheet:

BR6P Anti-Lock 4-Wheel Disc HD Brakes

instead of this on the non 5.7 Overlands sticker:

Antilock 4-Wheel Disc Brakes

and this on non 5.7 Overland build sheets:

BRY 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes

Chrysler was just kidding, and there's really no difference?


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Re: brake rotor sizes

not in regards to the rotors, no.
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Re: brake rotor sizes

So does anyone know what the difference is?

Calipers, pads?
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Re: brake rotor sizes

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So does anyone know what the difference is?

Calipers, pads?
My guess would be better pads on the heavy duty option, calipers would be a lot of money to upgrade. Just my 2 cents..........
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Re: brake rotor sizes

I tried a 17" rim/snow tire package on my 2011 WK2, with heavy duty brakes, and the rims contacted the brake calipers before they completely seated on the hubs. Switched to a 18" rim - no problem.
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Re: brake rotor sizes

there is a difference between the rotors and calipers, the Limited QT2 V8 gets Heavy duty brakes, Overland as well. BUT my Laredo with V8, tow package, off road 2 with QD2 does NOT come with heavy duty brakes. The rotors, calipers, brackets and pins are different. I can feel a difference between my Limited and Laredo as far as stopping power, it is noticeble. I will probably upgrade as options become available.
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