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Wilwood JK Big Brake Kit

Reading the new March 2012 issue of JP Magazine ... (WTF??? It's December!)

Anyhow, they have an article about brake upgrades for JKs, and state that Wilwood has recently released a 13" rotor and 6 piston caliper kit for our application.

Of course, it's nowhere to be found anywhere on the intertubes.

Anyone heard any rubbings about this? I'm intrigued to say the least.


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Still waiting for an inexpensive kit that uses other factory parts. There has gotta be something!

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Here's a pic of the excerpt of the article ...
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Looks good. I am afraid the price will be way up there.
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I haven't read the artical yet but I wonder if it comes with a master cyl? Our OE one can only move so much fluid...

For a low cost option, I'm happy with the Rebel rotors / pads. Made a big difference.

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Probably a couple thousand
somebody call them and get a price pleeeeze.....
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i want 'em i want 'em i really really want m

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I am willing to bet it will be in the $2500 range. Not sure if it would be worth it with the other options out there.

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But don't the factory red calipers mean I can run with the Porsche's and Ferrari's now? Oh wait - they've moved on to the trick yellow (ceramic rotor) calipers - Nevermind...
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Just for reference, Wilwood's site lists the Superlite 6 piston calipers (mentioned in the article) at $373.62 a piece. Thats $1494.48 before you count rotors and pads.

Also other Superlite 6 piston kits on the site are retailing for ~1500 - but that just a front kit

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correct me if im mistaken, but i dont think that youll need 4 of them calipers in a jk, the front ones are more than capable of stopping the jeep even with a v8 engine on it... maybe on the back you can combine it, with slotted rotors and a better pad. Its not like you are going to be at the track killing them brakes all day long

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I had a custom Willwood setup F/R on my last Jeep.

Would never run them again. Didn't hold up well at all and the performance was average at best.

People loved to look at them and thought they were awesome.......couldn't be further from reality.
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Brembo is showing a new BBK front only for the JK 365x34 2 Piece 6 piston
Don't know price but will be more than Wilwood
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I'm happy with the factory setup. It stops the JK from 1 MPH to 0 MPH in a fraction of a second when on the trail, because we all know, it's not a 160 MPH street car.

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K Sport makes a 6 piston 14" big brake kit and a 8 piston 15" big brake kit for the JK. It's only for the front though. $2,266 for 14" and $3,296 for 15". They also make a 8 piston 16" for $4,017.
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All this kinda makes Teraflex's BB kit look like a bargain!
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All this kinda makes Teraflex's BB kit look like a bargain!
Thats the kit I run and it works great for bigger tires. Plus you can't beat the price for what you get.
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I need something to help me stop those 37s better, but I'm not sure what to go with. I want something any garage can service easily.

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The TF BB Kit uses a proprietary dual drilled, slotted 13" rotor and dual piston caliper. I'm of the opinion after looking into this a bit for a stock equivalent that TF copied the military J8 components for this kit. Anyway, the calipers use late Ram 1500 pads and TF pledges to keep parts on hand for them so in five years when we need rotors they'll still have them. I adapted a set to my Spyntec hubs and they work great.
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It doesn't look like much interest anyway, but just talked with sales at Wilwood and they are unaware of any kit ready for sale, only some internal testing.
They will e-mail when and if one becomes available. Farg!
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It doesn't look like much interest anyway, but just talked with sales at Wilwood and they are unaware of any kit ready for sale, only some internal testing.
They will e-mail when and if one becomes available. Farg!
He did say it was the March 2012 issue. Clearly this article is from the future.
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K Sport makes a 6 piston 14" big brake kit and a 8 piston 15" big brake kit for the JK. It's only for the front though. $2,266 for 14" and $3,296 for 15". They also make a 8 piston 16" for $4,017.
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This was the first mod I did. Whether you go fast or slow with your JK, the more mods you add the heavier your Jeep is. I feel brakes are highly overlooked when people are planning a build.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FRONT-REAR-K...item336fd2a14f

I have used this company for every vehicle I have owned, every time a friend needs brakes, I tell them to use these. They are a big improvement over stock and much cheaper than a BB kit, which to me is most important because money is always tight.

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