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Re: WK2 SRT Brembo brake kit on an Overland

...difficult to be a referee here!

...thanks to both of you anyway & have a great weekend guys!

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Re: WK2 SRT Brembo brake kit on an Overland

It there such thing as a bolt on kit to improve the breaking on the hemi? My car needs better breaking...
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:15 AM
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Re: WK2 SRT Brembo brake kit on an Overland

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It there such thing as a bolt on kit to improve the breaking on the hemi? My car needs better breaking...
stickier tires, SS lines, pads/rotors. How do you figure you need better braking?
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Re: WK2 SRT Brembo brake kit on an Overland

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...difficult to be a referee here!

...thanks to both of you anyway & have a great weekend guys!
This thread cuts it. I will now join as a level four supporter. Really great to see the JG heavy weights battle it out. Both sides made some good points on stopping power physics. What I found so interesting is no one tripped to the issue of the ABLS (active braking limited slip) based four wheel drive system (like the WK2's) that relies on the ABS braking system to perform. Heat build up/disapation for rotors and calipers is a major issue as I understand it with this type of four wheel drive system in low traction (wheels spinning) conditions. As with the LR4, the bigger the rotors the larger the wheel and lower profile tires follow.

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Re: WK2 SRT Brembo brake kit on an Overland

I would go with Willowwood/Alcon if they make it for the JGC instead?
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Re: WK2 SRT Brembo brake kit on an Overland

Man, those brakes sure are nice!
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Re: WK2 SRT Brembo brake kit on an Overland

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Maybe for me upgrading to a factory 8cyl brakes will help reduce stopping distances without too much investment... to the mods wish list!

Where do I get the WK2 repair / service manual? From a popup window?
Theories are interesting, facts are better.

Real-life tests (CR, etc.) show that the WK2 V8 stops shorter on first mash than the V6 configuration. So, for those of us with V6s it might make good sense to spring for whatever is needed to convert over to V8 brakes.

Anybody done this mod yet?
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:48 PM
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Re: WK2 SRT Brembo brake kit on an Overland

As this thread has said so many times, the size of the brakes have no bearing on the stopping distances. I think you would find that back to back tests between the v8 and v6 should result in the v6 stopping shorter, as it weighs less, but most v6's have 18" wheels and the v8's have 20" so the tyres have a big impact on the results..
The tests that have been done may not have been exact and can lead to misleading data.
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Re: WK2 SRT Brembo brake kit on an Overland

I wish I had done a video of my before and after tests......
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:34 AM
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As this thread has said so many times, the size of the brakes have no bearing on the stopping distances. I think you would find that back to back tests between the v8 and v6 should result in the v6 stopping shorter, as it weighs less, but most v6's have 18" wheels and the v8's have 20" so the tyres have a big impact on the results..
The tests that have been done may not have been exact and can lead to misleading data.
CR tested the V6 and V8 with the same P265/60R 18" Latitude tires with these 60-0 dry/wet distances:
V6 139'/157'
V8 138'/150'
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/j...-and-specs.htm

Jeep beefed up the brakes for the V8 explicitly to overcome the hemi's greater weight, so in principle the lighter V6 with brakes intended for the V8 might do better yet. But then the ABS might kick in a skosh sooner on the lighter vehicle and negate some of the possible additional benefit, who knows. Point is, it would probably be a straightforward mod and shows potential to improve braking very slightly on V6 WK2s.

Hopefully someday this can eventually be credibly tested so we can see real-world results.
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Re: WK2 SRT Brembo brake kit on an Overland

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CR tested the V6 and V8 with the same P265/60R 18" Latitude tires with these 60-0 dry/wet distances:
V6 139'/157'
V8 138'/150'
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/j...-and-specs.htm

Jeep beefed up the brakes for the V8 explicitly to overcome the hemi's greater weight, so in principle the lighter V6 with brakes intended for the V8 might do better yet. But then the ABS might kick in a skosh sooner on the lighter vehicle and negate some of the possible additional benefit, who knows. Point is, it would probably be a straightforward mod and shows potential to improve braking very slightly on V6 WK2s.

Hopefully someday this can eventually be credibly tested so we can see real-world results.
...specially when you are ready to replace your rotors !

I will be "upgrading" to HD brakes when time comes... as well, I will be upgrading my tires, so I will benefit from both "mods".... and I will never know which of the two provided me the real benefit.... and I will not care!

Seriously, the real benefit will come from a combination of factors, as in many other things. I quite remember all this discussion. I joined this great forum because of it... thanks again guys!
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Re: WK2 SRT Brembo brake kit on an Overland

Im going to be doing custom brackets to add brembos to any wk, wk2 or durango. Look for those in the future
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