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TJ brakes

Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by Patrick, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Feb 16, 2013
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member Sponsor

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    Anyone with a TJ or LJ, especially with oversize tires- if you need new brake pads, or just want better braking, I highly recommend Black Magic brake pads. They are pricey, yes, but they are flat out amazing.

    Here's my review of them so far on the Wrangler forum..

    http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/black-magic-preview-219408.html

    Here's where to buy them. Blaine knows his stuff when it comes to brakes, and if you have any questions about his stuff he'll be more than helpful.

    http://blackmagicbrakes.com/


    I am beyond thoroughly amazed at the performance of these pads. The TJ brakes with anything over stock sized tires are marginal IMO, and I'm only running 32" tires. Just thought I'd share..
     
  2. Feb 18, 2013
    garage gnome

    garage gnome Rust polisher Sponsor

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    Hmmm, I might have to get a set of these for my TJ. I drive in the city a lot for school with it and well, you know the stupid stuff people do in front of you. :rofl:
     
  3. Feb 18, 2013
    lynn

    lynn Time machine / Early CJ5 HR Rep Staff Member Sponsor

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    I've been following your discussion with Blaine.
    Good info.
    :tea:
     
  4. Feb 18, 2013
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member Sponsor

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    There's been a lot of behind the scene discussion as well. ;) I'm not done tinkering with the rear brakes, but the fronts are phenomenal :)
     
  5. Feb 18, 2013
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member Sponsor

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    What - 30 years of Jeep production later and you *still* gotta be farting around to get decent brakes? :rofl: ;)
     
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  6. Feb 18, 2013
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member Sponsor

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    Yep. They're OK with stock tires, but drastically get worse with taller tires.

    (sorry, I hit the edit button on your post instead of the reply with quote button.;)
     
  7. Mar 13, 2013
    dbender

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    Just bought a 2001 TJ and have to put brakes on it. It has 33/ 12.50s so it sounds like these brakes might be the gouge. My question is,,, I amd contemplating installing a locking hub upgrade kit. Will this make a difference with the rotors and wheels ???
     

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