Originally Posted by Lawdocjoe
The 2 dealerships essentially don't want to touch it at all - saying that they cannot make it work in any practical way. I will use the information to see if they can shed any light on the matter.
If the dealer told you they "cannot make it work in any practical way" I guess that means there is some impractical
way in which they can make it work instead.
They obviously don't know about doing the swap yet you are listening to them. (I can't blame them for not knowing, how often does a non SRT owner come in asking for Brembos to be put on) If they say it can't be done, you say, no it can be done. If they say no it can't again, you say yes it can again. Then ask them "are your techs capable of changing a rotor and caliper?" If they answer "yes" then you tell them they are capable of doing a Brembo swap on a non SRT. If you find a dealer to do it, ask to have a "tech" that has done SRT brakes before.
"I will use the information to see if they can shed any light on the matter." -
What more information is there at this point? To me only part numbers are left. You know it can be done because several on here, myself included, have done it. Yet you're going back to ask them to "shed light on it"?? Huh?? What are you going to tell them now to shed more light on it? Say to them, no now I really, really, REALLY know it can be done?? And them to say, oh well ok I guess we can do it now that that's the case. It's your job to "shed light" on them about this swap, not the other way around. And you can only do that after researching the matter and educating yourself on it.
If some dealer(s) or "specialized Jeep mechanic" tell you it can't be done, then ask them to then explain to you how many people with non-SRT Jeeps did the swap. Let us know, I am curious as to their answer.
It's very simple. You say to a shop, dealer, home garage mechanic, whoever you like: "I know Brembos can be installed on my truck. I know this for a fact. Can I buy the parts and bring them to you and you install them? If so how much will you charge?" Ask around. Take initiative.
(of course get the right wheels installed on your truck first so they fit over the front Brembos)
But you obviously haven't spent time reading and researching the matter. It's all here for the curious and self motivated to find. From the content of your posts it's quite clear you have not researched it nor absorbed any info you may have read.
You say you have been back and forth several times with the dealers and specialized Jeep mechanic. So what has the substantive parts of those conversations been other than them saying it cant be done and you say what to them? If you have been back and forth so much there has to be more detailed substantive technical content to the conversations? What have these conversations discussed specifically? There have to be specific reasons why they claim it cant be done? What have they said in detail to you?
If they say it's not "straight forward" how would they know if they didn't ever attempt it? Why would they say it's not "straightforward" without basing it on some experience? Ask them to tell you what is not straightforward about changing rotors and calipers and installing brake pads.
You said this is a "complex" issue. It is not. You are making it one.