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Upgrade 2014 V6 Overland Brakes?

I've got a 2014 V6 Overland. The brakes seem OK but coming from sport sedans with fixed calipers, the brakes just aren't very confidence inspiring. I know the 5000lb weight and massive wheels and tires is probably most of the problem.

I have a couple questions:

1) Does the 2014 V8 have bigger/stronger brakes and is it fairly easy to upgrade the V6 to these brakes? If so, will this actually make a noticeable difference in brake feel and perfornance?

2) Is there a brake upgrade that V6 owners are doing? Perhaps just a pad and/or caliper upgrade?

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Re: Upgrade 2014 V6 Overland Brakes?

get the SRT brakes
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If money were no object I would in a heartbeat. The main thing stopping me is the price of new wheels and tires. I saw your thread and $2000 in parts for the srt brakes actually sounds very reasonable.

I'm really looking for something a little simpler to help with fade and feel. I know simple doesn't necessarily cut it sometimes but I was just weighing my options.
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Re: Upgrade 2014 V6 Overland Brakes?

just some hawk hps sports may help some
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Any reason not to go with the LTS? After doing some research, it seems like upgraded pads would be the first step.

How are brake pads like this? Are they considered to be significantly better than stock?

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Re: Upgrade 2014 V6 Overland Brakes?

Upgrading the pads will give you shorter stopping distances and maybe a better pedal feel. Hawk LTS is a good pad. OEM pads are primarily designed not to be noisy first on most makes since one of the biggest complaints about brakes is they squeak or are noisy. Dont fall into the marketing trap and buy drilled or slotted rotors you dont need them and the holes and slots are there for looks.

Porsche invented rotors with holes back in the day. Porsche rotors always have the holes cast in which is in contrast to most rotors which have them drilled. Drilled rotors crack. Something else to consider for a firmer pedal feel is to replace the stock OEM rubber brake lines with a Earl's stainless braided brake lines. I prefer and trust Earl's since I plumbed many car with their products and never had a failure. Finally replace the brake fluid with a quality high performance brake fluid like ATE Gold or Blue. You want to look at the wet boiling point and not the dry boiling point.

Many an improved touring car, Porsche Club car, or BMW CCA car has done many a racing season with the stock brakes with just a pad change, Earl's brake lines, a quality brake fluid, and ducting more air to the brakes. You dont need the SRT brakes or big brake kit from Brembo. You get almost the same performance at significant cost savings with better pads, Earl's brake lines and changing to a quality brake fluid.
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