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Re: Brembo Brakes

Thanks to those who have offered useful information. This is the obvious solution but there is some disconnect with the 2 dealerships and other garage here on this. The 2 dealerships essentially don't want to touch it at all - saying that they cannot make it work in any practical way. So, it's not a matter of them trying to take my money. I will use the information to see if they can shed any light on the matter. Have a good weekend.

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many have done the conversion....just do it yourself and save a ton of cash. Its simply a matter of swapping wheels, calipers and rotors....THATS it! Buy the calipers and rotors here or from justforjeeps. As a matter of fact I will have a complete set of brembo calipers off my 2014 VERY soon! You could buy used rotors from an SRT brother here as well and save a TON of cash!
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Re: Brembo Brakes

Scott my brother, I believe your wasting your time. LOL, can't help those who don't want to listen.

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many have done the conversion....just do it yourself and save a ton of cash. Its simply a matter of swapping wheels, calipers and rotors....THATS it! Buy the calipers and rotors here or from justforjeeps. As a matter of fact I will have a complete set of brembo calipers off my 2014 VERY soon! You could buy used rotors from an SRT brother here as well and save a TON of cash!
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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.
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many have done the conversion....just do it yourself and save a ton of cash. Its simply a matter of swapping wheels, calipers and rotors....THATS it! Buy the calipers and rotors here or from justforjeeps. As a matter of fact I will have a complete set of brembo calipers off my 2014 VERY soon! You could buy used rotors from an SRT brother here as well and save a TON of cash!
Thanks again for the productive comment, but see original post: "Any success stories on Brembos on 20X10 wheels? My dealer selling me the 2015 WK2 Altitude said that his brake specialists can't make it work. Thanks." That's the rub - putting them on a non-SRT vehicle according to the dealership. But, I am taking the dealership productive comments like yours and appreciate your professional input.
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Lmao, you seem a little perturbed.

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yes there are members whohave used 20x10 wheels and even 20x9 wheels. But thye are the 20x9 or 20x10 gen1 jeep srt replicas. Also...any aftermarket wheel that fits the wk1 or wk2 srt will work. It does NOT work on the stock altitude 20x8.5 wheels! Maybe that is their hangup?
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Thanks again for the productive comment, but see original post: "Any success stories on Brembos on 20X10 wheels? My dealer selling me the 2015 WK2 Altitude said that his brake specialists can't make it work. Thanks." That's the rub - putting them on a non-SRT vehicle according to the dealership. But, I am taking the dealership productive comments like yours and appreciate your professional input.

So didn't you ask them the reason they can't put them on a non-SRT?? Is it one of some perceived liability on their part? Not that it makes sense to me but I could understand a dealer not wanting to alter a new vehicle from stock like that (though I've seen dealers selling lifted and highly modded Jeeps too for that matter)

Or is it because the stock wheels will interfere like Scottina06 suggested?


Aren't you getting any substantive info from these discussions you are apparently having with the dealer(s)?


If this is all that difficult then forget the dealer altogether and have it installed at any competent brake shop. Problem solved, thread done.


Is all this really that that difficult to overcome just to get some red brakes installed on a truck?
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many have done the conversion....just do it yourself and save a ton of cash. Its simply a matter of swapping wheels, calipers and rotors....THATS it! Buy the calipers and rotors here or from justforjeeps. As a matter of fact I will have a complete set of brembo calipers off my 2014 VERY soon! You could buy used rotors from an SRT brother here as well and save a TON of cash!
Will those brembo calipers off your 2014 fit on my 2012 Overland with these wheels and a set of brembo rotors?
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If you scroll down in the description in the link you posted it says in red print they do not fit SRT/ Brembo brake equipped vehicles...but they appear to be the same as ones that do fit so I think their red print info may be incorrect?? (figuring out wheels for SRT brakes can be very confusing!)
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