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upgrading Brakes. Which one??

I would like to upgrade the disk brakes on my JK. Couple specs for consideration: D44 axels, 5:38 gears, automatic, 38X14.5 MTR's. I am looking for a brake that can handle steep inclines and declines. I dont drive on the freeway that much, mostly around town.

What aftermarket brakes are you using? What's a good one to use and why?
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Definitely check out the Rebel Offroad brake systems.

The people using them say that they feel an increase in braking power of up to 40%. They are a complete bolt on replacement and will help your brake system stay 150 to 200 degrees cooler than factory.


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Is it wish to replace the factory Master Cylinder with a larger one?
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Another vote for the Rebel systems. My rear brakes are about crapped out and I'm planning to give Marcus a call this coming week to place an order

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I bought the Teraflex big brake kit w/the new master cylinder. The calipers are dual piston and really make a difference. Only rub is the pedal feel ..... it sucks! I expected when you push the pedal there would be a firm progressive feel. NOT the case. Definitely stops hard, just not the pedal feel I would expect. If you are stopped and holding down the pedal, you can push it to the floor, again not what I expected. Otherwise on 37's the brakes will put you through the windshield if you stab the pedal at 30 mph.

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I bought the Teraflex big brake kit w/the new master cylinder. The calipers are dual piston and really make a difference. Only rub is the pedal feel ..... it sucks! I expected when you push the pedal there would be a firm progressive feel. NOT the case. Definitely stops hard, just not the pedal feel I would expect. If you are stopped and holding down the pedal, you can push it to the floor, again not what I expected. Otherwise on 37's the brakes will put you through the windshield if you stab the pedal at 30 mph.
I was going to go with Teraflex new master cylinder. So
the pedal feel is soft?
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I am going to be upgrading mine in the near future and will be going with the Rebel setup.
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I bought the Teraflex big brake kit w/the new master cylinder. The calipers are dual piston and really make a difference. Only rub is the pedal feel ..... it sucks! I expected when you push the pedal there would be a firm progressive feel. NOT the case. Definitely stops hard, just not the pedal feel I would expect. If you are stopped and holding down the pedal, you can push it to the floor, again not what I expected. Otherwise on 37's the brakes will put you through the windshield if you stab the pedal at 30 mph.
Did u upgrade the master cylinder? I had the soft pedal until I upgraded the master and now it feels wonderful.

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Did u upgrade the master cylinder? I had the soft pedal until I upgraded the master and now it feels wonderful.
Yes I did the master cylinder upgrade. I have bled it 3 times now because I was thinking it felt like air in the line. The last two times zero bubbles, so unless there is air trapped in the caliper somewhere I think I have done everything I can. I guess you get used to it, and it does stop like a mother F'er, actually causes the front end to dive, not bad, but it does dive.

I bought new pads for the back, but I'm going to put in new rotors at the same time and they haven't got here yet.

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I would like to upgrade the disk brakes on my JK. Couple specs for consideration: D44 axels, 5:38 gears, automatic, 38X14.5 MTR's. I am looking for a brake that can handle steep inclines and declines. I dont drive on the freeway that much, mostly around town.

What aftermarket brakes are you using? What's a good one to use and why?
Please tell me you found a place to get those 38" MT/R's now. I figure you've had them for a while, but if not and you know where I can get them... please tell...


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Another vote here for the TeraFlex kit. The upgrade Master helps with any brake upgrade! It is a great feeling knowing that when you need to stop fast that you will have the power to make that happen! Its not like we are trying to stop a little Honda here...

Let us know if you have any questions about the TF setup. We are happy to help!

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Please tell me you found a place to get those 38" MT/R's now. I figure you've had them for a while, but if not and you know where I can get them... please tell...
The best price I found was on Tirebuyer.com, however when I had Teraflex do the suspension lift, I had them do the tires. They matched the price online.
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Definitely check out the Rebel Offroad brake systems.

The people using them say that they feel an increase in braking power of up to 40%. They are a complete bolt on replacement and will help your brake system stay 150 to 200 degrees cooler than factory.

Marcus

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