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Old 04-30-2010, 11:19 AM
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Re: Brake Pads

thanks for the info rob!

i guess if you are making ur jeep faster its just 2nd nature to make sure it stops faster!
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:23 AM
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thanks for that insightful info Rob well good to know mine are not gonna wear out too quick
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:48 AM
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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????
Right. I just wasn't sure if people were doing this because they found themselves in situations where high performance braking was necessary.

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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.
Yeah, I was basing that off what I've read over the years and on common sense... and the only vehicles I've been around that has cross/drilled rotors went through pads like it was its job - though those were high performance vehicles.
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Re: Brake Pads

agreed matt. its probably overkill for safe street use. but 99% of my mods have NO VALUE at all except I like them, at least my brakes do work a bit better.


and about pad life, I never saw any data claiming more wear, but you could be right, i just havent seen that.



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Old 04-30-2010, 11:56 AM
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:56 PM
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Re: Brake Pads

this thread is so funny.......

even if you had a completely stock jeep...why would you not want it to stop the absolute BEST that it can? I have no idea if slotted/drilled/dimpled rotors and pads stop better...but obviously people think they do and I have seen articles stating that.

Now...I have an opinion and I think they do...better products usually lead to better results. I installed the SRt brakes on my Jeep....just for shits and giggles and to see if I could do it. But I also drive this as my family vehicle and I wanted it to stop the absolute best that i personally could get it to stop. So...I did a test....and I may have stated this a couple years ago at SJokes.......I did a run to 60 mph and did a hard, hard stop. Not scientific...just for my own info. I had the stock pads...which i planned on switching out...just because of the dust. My jeep had about 1800 miles. I switched out the pads to Bendix titaniumsn in the front and Bendix ceramics in the rear. I replicated the test after proper bedding etc. and cut about 5ft off the stopping distance. That was just pads. So I got curious after the Brembo install and I did the same thing....on the same road, same spot...same speed etc. but with the SRt Brembo set up.......20 ft shorter than with the stock set up and 15 ft shorter than the Bendix wk setup. Now IMO....5 ft is 5 ft. I bet there are a few members on here who have rearended other drivers that would give $65 to stop 5 ft shorter...and there are prolly afew that would give the close to $2k that i spent on the Brembos to stop 15 ft shorter. Hell....IMO.....6" could be the difference in an accident and not. IMO...the brakes are the most important system on a vehicle.....why not get the best that you can...cause maybe that 6" will make a difference when you have your family in your Jeep...or your girlfriend...best friend....niece, nephew....you get the idea. Sometimes...brakes are ALL you have control of.
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:05 PM
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even if you had a completely stock jeep...why would you not want it to stop the absolute BEST that it can?
My answer: I've read WAY to many times (and common sense tells me) that cross/drilled rotors EAT through pads and that obviously makes the upgrade a costly one. The factory brakes are more than suitable for even heavy braking situations - for me at least.

Preventative driving can also alleviate MANY of the situations where high-performance braking becomes necessary.
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Re: Brake Pads

yep....youve "read".....not "experienced" There are quite a few here stating the opposite. I dont think cross/drilled/slotted would "eat" pads in normal everyday driving. Matter of fact....I had a 3000GT with powerslot rotors and some Jap pad that i dont recall the name.....the only time I got a lot of brake dust was during spirited driving.

and yes...your right..preventative driving can prevent alot of braking situations....but most accident dont happen in normal situations. Most accidents occur within 1 mile of our home doing 35 mph.
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:19 PM
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yep....youve "read".....not "experienced" There are quite a few here stating the opposite. I dont think cross/drilled/slotted would "eat" pads in normal everyday driving.
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... and the only vehicles I've been around that has cross/drilled rotors went through pads like it was its job - though those were high performance vehicles.



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Also, per the safety argument - cross drilled, slotted rotors have a much higher chance of cracking.
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:26 PM
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Also, F1 vehicles don't use cross drilled, slotted rotors... they use a flat/blank rotor.

The more I read the more I am discovering the argument that cross drilled, slotted rotors (these days) are more hype and looks than anything.
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Apparently (per my research in the last 5 min) your money is best spent buying; Brembo blank rotors and a good pad to go with them.
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