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anyone running the teraflex big brake kit?

the wife needs new brakes on her JK. it sort of drives through the brakes at stop signs and the front rotors are pretty bad. i'm going to replace them. and i'm suspecting a caliper is sticking (uneven brake pad wear).

The rears need pads, but the rotors are decent. I'll probably cut them...

Anyway, to do good pads and good rotors all around was adding up to around 400 bucks shipped. with just off the shelf stuff at rock auto i think it was still like 280. PLUS i still have a possible sticking front caliper.

the teraflex kit is a little over 500 and it would take care of the caliper concern. i can cut the rear rotors and toss some semi-metallic on them. but for the $ difference i'm REALLY tempted to do the big brake upgrade. I'm just wondering what everyone's experience has been with them?

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I have no clue about their big brake kit. But of all the TF products I do own/run they have NEVER let me down or given me any issues.

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I think SSBC makes a caliper upgrade as well.

Dont know anyone running either though. Sorry Ryan.
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I think SSBC makes a caliper upgrade as well.

Dont know anyone running either though. Sorry Ryan.
http://www.ssbrakes.com/commerce/det....cfm?nPID=8696

950 is a little more than i want to spend though lol. plus no rotors... which is half the reason for considering the teraflex...

i just realized teraflex's might not be out yet
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You should check out Rebel Offroad's kit. I have it, it works really well!

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i did new good ceramic pads in the back tonight. squeak is gone and it's stopping better.... still deciding what to do in the front
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You say they might be sticking? Im thinking i have the same issue with my front. not sure what side but think its driver side that might be sticking sometimes. few times i had it pulling me to 1 side. Have not looked at them in past 2 months. they were kinda low then so.....good question. What breaks is it that some of you guys run here?
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You say they might be sticking? Im thinking i have the same issue with my front. not sure what side but think its driver side that might be sticking sometimes. few times i had it pulling me to 1 side. Have not looked at them in past 2 months. they were kinda low then so.....good question. What breaks is it that some of you guys run here?
the pads on the drivers side caliper are wearing unevenly. i noticed when i took the brakes off to pull the shafts to do the gears.
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You should check out Rebel Offroad's kit. I have it, it works really well!
How do they compair to stock? How much better are they?

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How do they compair to stock? How much better are they?
their kit is 500 bucks and it's slotted rotors and fancy pads....


OR for 60 bucks more you get slotted rotors (front only) with dual pistion calipers and BIGGER rotors and fancy pads from teraflex....


then just toss some 50 dollar fancy pads on the rear and call it good.

for the extra 100 bucks i'd go with the big brake kit
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Tribe4x4 will be installing the Teraflex BigBrake kit on my JK later this month... Thursday, 16Sep.

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The difference between stock and the Rebel kit is Significant! They are cross drilled, vented and slotted rotors, with posi quiet high quality, low dust pads.
The Jeep stops in a controlled manner and is very smooth in hard braking situations as well.

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The difference between stock and the Rebel kit is Significant! They are cross drilled, vented and slotted rotors, with posi quiet high quality, low dust pads.
The Jeep stops in a controlled manner and is very smooth in hard braking situations as well.
i don't disagree, but for just a little more to get 2 piston calipers and larger rotors... it's hard to justify the rebel...

we'll see how the teraflexes are once they start showing up on jeeps
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i don't disagree, but for just a little more to get 2 piston calipers and larger rotors... it's hard to justify the rebel...

we'll see how the teraflexes are once they start showing up on jeeps
Someone please correct me if I am wrong but Rebel is 4 rotors and pads. Teraflex is only a front set up so there is some trade off here other than a little more $
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Someone please correct me if I am wrong but Rebel is 4 rotors and pads. Teraflex is only a front set up so there is some trade off here other than a little more $
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K Sport offers a big brake kit too.... 8 piston 13", 8 piston 14", 12 piston 15" and 12 piston 16". http://www.vividracing.com/catalog/b...8&class_8=2263
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K Sport offers a big brake kit too.... 8 piston 13", 8 piston 14", 12 piston 15" and 12 piston 16". http://www.vividracing.com/catalog/b...8&class_8=2263
Thats pricey.
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Thats pricey.
A lot cheaper than most brembo, baer and wilwood big brake kits. I wouldn't want a "cheap" big brake kit but thats just me.
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Someone please correct me if I am wrong but Rebel is 4 rotors and pads. Teraflex is only a front set up so there is some trade off here other than a little more $
ya but they're stock sized rotors. you really don't need slotted/drilled rotors in the rear. rear rotors aren't even ribbed or vented. You're better off with the bigger rotors and 2 piston calipers on the front and just a good set of pads on the back.
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Ok so I know this is an old thread but I would like to hear some long term reviews of this kit. I found a kit with 500 miles on it for $300 so I couldn't pass it up.

1. How's the braking?
2. Sponginess in brake pedal with and without upgraded master cylinder.
3. Brake pad wear and is Teraflex the only source of pads?
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I'm running the kit, and I love it. All kinds of braking power. Had it on for about 3000 miles so thats not a long term opinion but its a great system. Not sure about the difference with or without the master. I installed it at the same time.
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I've had mine for about 10k now and love them. Was not safe before now stops with ease. I also have the master and it works as advertised.
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I adapted the TF BB kit to Spyntec manual hubs and highly recommend it. I did the master cyl upgrade as well and recommend it as well. There are a few other kits out there as well. We have been trying to determine what TF modeled their kit after and have concluded it's a clone of the stuff on the military J8. FWIW, we also learned that some export markets like Australia get bigger brakes than North America as standard eqpt. All that aside, cost wise TF's kit is probably as good as you'll get.

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