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Big Brake Kit and POR 15 caliper paint.

So I emailed back and forth with Crown about the rear big brake kit. They didn't give me any details but it should be out sometime in the next 6 months.

I did install the front kit without the bigger MC. No issues whatsoever. Pedal feel is fine. It has a bit more pedal travel but stops with little effort. I am confident I can stop our little camper.

Paint went on easy. Just use new calipers and it's a piece of cake. The back ones...ugh. I got lazy and they look good only from a distance.

Will post pics when I have enough posts.
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Lets see if I did this right.
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Inserting a Google Drive link fails.

Drag and drop fails too.

Maybe I need more posts.

I'm open to suggestions because the way this looks like it should work doesn't. The brakes made sense.
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Inserting a Google Drive link fails.

Drag and drop fails too.

Maybe I need more posts.

I'm open to suggestions because the way this looks like it should work doesn't. The brakes made sense.

The Google drive link share won't be recognized as any file
which ends in ".jpg" or ".png" for attaching an image.
You simply consider that you require 10 posts to be able to upload tiny pix to your posts here. JKOwners owners do not have space for everyone to upload large images to their servers . So , you want to attach URLS YOU UPLOAD FROM YOUR PHONE OR PC TO AN IMAGE STORING WEBSITES like Photobucket, Flickr or Imgur.

They will yield a Direct Link or Markdown for BBS URL that ends in an image suffix that the attachment add option will work with. Goodness folks are not at all websavvy still 30 years in, huh?




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1. "The Google drive link share won't be recognized as any file
which ends in ".jpg" or ".png" for attaching an image."

Well Jefferey thanks for that. Drive has worked well for my purposes until now. Been using it for years. I will work on one of the alternatives you mentioned.

2. "You simply consider that you require 10 posts to be able to upload tiny pix to your posts here. JKOwners owners do not have space for everyone to upload large images to their servers"

Nope. Saw it on here somewhere. 10 posts required for pictures. I honestly figured if you had a drag and drop you would do it right and have the back end figured out. Hell ebay does. But whatever. Not my monkey, not my circus. I just thought I would share what I learned on this brake project in hopes it would help someone else.

3. ISN'T ALL CAPS STILL YELLING?

4. "Goodness folks are not at all websavvy still 30 years in, huh?"

You did see the part about less than 10 posts on your site, right?
I didn't know "websavvy" was a prerequisite to JEEP site but ok. I will work on it.
And I know I can quote with the button but my way was faster point by point.

I'm fine with you deleting your post and mine so we can get back to something constructive. I totally understand having to deal with people who don't understand the nuances of something you know intimately. It's frustrating.

So back to the original plan.
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Actually pics





Front brakes with Teraflex SS line and line tamer thing. Still gotta check line clearance at full stuff/droop.
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I did a halfassed job on the back ones. Looks good enough for now because Crown is supposed to be making a kit soon. I will likely order it. Bigger brakes with even a small trailer are a good thing in the mountains. Should help when I upsize the tires too.
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They look pretty good for what little can be seen with the wheels on. Stopping is much improved. I did not change the master cylinder (MC) or booster.
Pedal feel is different but totally acceptable thus far. Fully confident it will stop our little camper.

As far as the painting I did not grind or sand at all. I used POR 15 cleaner, POR 15 metal prep, and 3 coats of POR 15 yellow caliper paint applied with a foam brush. It's not as pretty as powder coat but it's close and it will look better with a little mud on it anyway IMHO.

Amazon had the paint, Lowes had brushes, and Auto Parts Warehouse had far and away the best in stock price I found for the brakes at 340 shipped. Quadratec had lines and the bracket. I ordered all this over the last 2 months and it is the first Jeep project I have done besides removing the back seat and putting in a rubber mat. Oh and the bike rack.

YMMV and I hope this helps someone.
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