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Old 04-30-2010, 07:41 AM
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Re: Brake Pads

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why do anything to a Jeep? Why upgrade the stereo system? Is it not loud enough? Why do anything to a Jeep....or any vehicle for that matter?
I guess I expect people to do things that can provide them results on a daily basis. That's why you typically see engine mods before you see brake mods. Going faster... everyone likes it... but I just don't see a situation where high performing brakes are really taken advantage of, unless of course you are tracking your Jeep (LOL). Otherwise is seems like a big waste of money initially and of course over and over as you'll be going through pads like non other.... all for a daily driven Jeep, LMFAO!!!


Like I said, I think money is best spent reserving big brake mods to a vehicle that actually is going to use/need them - especially when you consider the recurring costs that come along with having them.

Go fast mods are a different story. They really don't have higher 'down the road costs' - generally speaking of course.


Scott, I believe you think I have an issue with modding a Jeep (it's obvious I don't because I have done so myself, lol ) - but this is one modification I just don't understand. I'm hoping someone can give me a good reason, that's all.

The factory stereo is plenty loud... that's not why I upgraded mine
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:33 AM
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Oh yeah, no doubt.

Not to sound like an ass, but I have no idea why people with, ahem.. JEEPS, are putting high performance brake set-ups on their rides, LOL. Unless you're tracking it every other weekend (a real/twisty track) and need the stopping power, or just flat out don't like dollar bills, I just don't see the point.

But hey, to each his own.
Yes to each is own ...

Three days ago I almost rear ended a really nice car if it wasn't for my cross drilled and slotted rotors I definitely would have hit this person there is no doubt about it, I slammed on them so hard never seen stopping power like that and the car just halted in it's place.

but then again I guess to each is own

or why wankers do custom CAI ??? LOL
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:39 AM
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Yes to each is own ...

Three days ago I almost rear ended a really nice car if it wasn't for my cross drilled and slotted rotors I definitely would have hit this person there is no doubt about it, I slammed on them so hard never seen stopping power like that and the car just halted in it's place.
You just need to take some driving lessons, LOL.

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but then again I guess to each is own

or why wankers do custom CAI ??? LOL
For a fun project, lol.

So why did you put upgraded brakes on your Jeep?
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:45 AM
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Re: Brake Pads

my stock rotors were worn and needed new pads ... saw a deal i couldn't pass and jumped on it

the cost of upgrading my brakes cost the same thing as replacing them with OEM ... to me just made more sense to upgrade if ur gonna pay the same price
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my stock rotors were worn and needed new pads ... saw a deal i couldn't pass and jumped on it

the cost of upgrading my brakes cost the same thing as replacing them with OEM ... to me just made more sense to upgrade if ur gonna pay the same price
I gotcha. (see that wasn't that hard was it, lol, I was just looking for someone to give me a perfectly rational reason, lol).
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LOL ur too funny Matt ...

It's a good upgrade if you already have to replace ur rotors and pads why not go for something that's better quality within the same price region.

If my rotors were in good condition there is no way I would have upgraded
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LOL ur too funny Matt ...

It's a good upgrade if you already have to replace ur rotors and pads why not go for something that's better quality within the same price region.

If my rotors were in good condition there is no way I would have upgraded
Yeah that's almost a no brainer if it's the same cost to just replace it with something better... the only thing that would hold me back is the shortened life of brake pads... having to buy those all the time and changing them would get expensive and tiring.
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True that but changing pads is easy ... you can do it while doing a tire rotation in 30 minutes or less if u know what ur doing
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True that but changing pads is easy ... you can do it while doing a tire rotation in 30 minutes or less if u know what ur doing
Yeah, it's a quick deal once you have done it before.

Speaking of which, I need to get two new ties, LOL. I've been putting that off for quite some time
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Oh yeah, no doubt.

Not to sound like an ass, but I have no idea why people with, ahem.. JEEPS, are putting high performance brake set-ups on their rides, LOL. Unless you're tracking it every other weekend (a real/twisty track) and need the stopping power, or just flat out don't like dollar bills, I just don't see the point.

But hey, to each his own.

unlike cosmetic mods, these types of brake upgrades DO increase stopping. hence some people may see value in that instead of something that does NOTHING for performance. is it overkill? who knows, but its def better than stock. and a bonus, looks good too. to each his own right????


as for drill/slotted/dimpled rotors eating pads faster is say BULLSHIT on that. never have seen any data that proves that.

i run Powershot slotted on my XJ with Hawk HPS pads. I get 40K from the front pads. I get almost zero dust. i get increased stopping power. i put these rotors on at about 50K after going thru like 8 OEM sets from the Jeep was new from warping. the xj has 127K on it today and the brakes still work.
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