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Old 03-02-2010, 09:44 PM
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My SRT8 Braking Upgrade

Hey guys, I am running outta things to do on my SRT8 so my next mod is the braking upgrade. First step, repainting my calipers. See, I have an '08, so I'm not as lucky as you '09 bastards in that I don't have those hot looking red calipers. And seeing as how I feel that paying $1600 at JustForJeeps.com is somewhat outrageous merely to change the color of your calipers, I took matters in to my own hands.

Below are the results. This is the first "step" in my braking upgrade project. As soon as I get my next paycheck, I will be purchasing the Premium Drilled/Slotted Rotors from R1Concepts, as well as Hawk HPS pads all around. As soon as I get those, I'll update this thread. Anyways, here are the caliper pics:

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Old 03-02-2010, 09:52 PM
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Re: My SRT8 Braking Upgrade

Good job Jason. you will be ahpppy with the R1 stuff too,
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:21 PM
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Re: My SRT8 Braking Upgrade

Those will look very nice mounted back on the jeep. I've got a set of stainless steel brake lines I need to install when I finally decide on what color to paint my calipers.

Did you use duplicolor or G2?
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Re: My SRT8 Braking Upgrade

did you mask all the way around the brembo logo?? that must have taken a loooong time man. good job
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:51 PM
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Re: My SRT8 Braking Upgrade

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Good job Jason. you will be ahpppy with the R1 stuff too,
Thanks Rob. I'm pretty excited. Those big open spokes on the wheels of the SRT's will really let you see in there at the eye candy.

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Those will look very nice mounted back on the jeep. I've got a set of stainless steel brake lines I need to install when I finally decide on what color to paint my calipers.

Did you use duplicolor or G2?
These are actually a spare set of black calipers that a friend loaned me (I know, who the hell has a spare set of SRT calipers laying around?). Anyways, I stripped them using aircraft remover and then painted them.

4 coats of G2 and 6 coats of high-temp clearcoat.

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did you mask all the way around the brembo logo?? that must have taken a loooong time man. good job
Actually, no, those are stencilled back on. You can buy Brembo stencils from various sources, I got these from a company called Rennline. I painted the calipers red, stencilled the Brembo logos on using white caliper paint, and then clear coated everything to protect it. I think it turned out well.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:33 AM
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Re: My SRT8 Braking Upgrade

*****UPDATE*****

Got the rest of my stuff in from R1 Concepts. Looks to be VERY high quality. Here it is:







It'll be a while before I get to install everything. I am in outage now so I am wokring 12 hours/day, 7 days/week. When I get done with outage, I'll take LOTS of pics during the install.
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Re: My SRT8 Braking Upgrade

Get those bad boys installed
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:47 AM
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Re: My SRT8 Braking Upgrade

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Get those bad boys installed
Don't boss me!!! LOL.


BTW, is there anyone on here who'd be interested in a set of used rotors? The Jeep has about 12k miles on it so they haven't been used much.
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Old 06-05-2010, 12:01 PM
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Re: My SRT8 Braking Upgrade

*****UPDATE*****

Finally got them installed guys. Took me awhile but I got it. One thing before we start - ALWAYS BUY RUSSELL SPEED BLEEDERS! God they were easy to use. I got the little baggie, too. Well worth the $10 per wheel ($20 for the rear, since there are 2 bleeders per caliper). They work great and save a TON of time.

Anyways, without further adieu, here's the install:

Right Rear - Before


Right Rear - After




Left Rear - Before

Left Rear - After




Right Front - Before


Right Front - After




Left Front - Before


Left Front - After




Before - Overall


After - Overall

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Re: My SRT8 Braking Upgrade

NICCCCEEE!


Now one question, did you clean the barrel of the rims?
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:16 PM
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NICCCCEEE!


Now one question, did you clean the barrel of the rims?
Not sure what you mean. Do you mean the hub on the inside of the center of the rim?
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Re: My SRT8 Braking Upgrade

Damn, very nice job Oh boy you better answer Joe's question correctly or he might ban you .
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