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post #1 of 22 Old 01-23-2012, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Brake Pad Advice

Rear pads are almost shot.

Can anyone recommend something that is not EBC or Hawk?

Running heavy 35's and need more opps pedal!

Contemplating Porterfield R4-S.

Other suggestions.

BTW, not worried about the front for now. Teraflex BBK when those go.

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post #2 of 22 Old 01-23-2012, 05:10 PM
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Best pads out there for your application:

http://blackmagicbrakes.com/
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first post and advertising a vendor hmmm

i wonder how good they can be?

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first post and advertising a vendor hmmm

i wonder how good they can be?
indeed....website is rudimentary at best. never heard of them

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Curious as to why not EBC or Hawk?

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indeed....website is rudimentary at best. never heard of them
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I had EBC pads and they work great..but they create so much brake dust its ridiculous!
Just stay with stock. or get a bigger kit.

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Curious as to why not EBC or Hawk?
Yeah, why not? Have you tried them and were unhappy?

I'm about to install some Hawks and will do a review of them in the write up section.

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first post and advertising a vendor hmmm

i wonder how good they can be?
I'm not a JK owner......I just joined because I'm looking to buy a pair of JK Rubi 44's. Search my name on Pirate, JF, and WF. I'm no vendor.

That website is Blaine Johnson's....he's no web designer. If you're in touch with the industry, you've probably heard of him. He wanted to come up with a pad that was better than the EBC Yellows so he took it upon himself to do so. I tested them on my TJ (ran EBC Yellows before) with awesome results. There aren't many out there on JK's yet but from the sounds of it, they're experiencing the same results as the TJ pads....better cold bite and even better hot bite.

These are his products as well: http://savvyoffroad.com/

Supposedly, they're working on JK products so keep your eyes open.
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I'm not a JK owner......I just joined because I'm looking to buy a pair of JK Rubi 44's. Search my name on Pirate, JF, and WF. I'm no vendor.

That website is Blaine Johnson's....he's no web designer. If you're in touch with the industry, you've probably heard of him. He wanted to come up with a pad that was better than the EBC Yellows so he took it upon himself to do so. I tested them on my TJ (ran EBC Yellows before) with awesome results. There aren't many out there on JK's yet but from the sounds of it, they're experiencing the same results as the TJ pads....better cold bite and even better hot bite.

These are his products as well: http://savvyoffroad.com/

Supposedly, they're working on JK products so keep your eyes open.
I had the black magic pads on my TJ but also swapped the oem rotor with a rotor that I bought from Mr. Blaine as well, can't remember the name. A great improvement to the TJ brakes.

I have been waiting for the JK application...maybe that application is now developed, I'll have to check it out.

I haven't seen the website yet but I'll check it out. I would say that if you have questions, contact Mr. Blaine through the site and he'll give you the info you need. I worked with him through PM's on JeepForum for my TJ stuff and he was very helpful and super knowledgeable...at least compared to me.

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I had EBC pads and they work great..but they create so much brake dust its ridiculous!
Just stay with stock. or get a bigger kit.
Oh yeah and they are ceramic with absolutely zero brake dust buildup.

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I had the black magic pads on my TJ but also swapped the oem rotor with a rotor that I bought from Mr. Blaine as well, can't remember the name. A great improvement to the TJ brakes.

I have been waiting for the JK application...maybe that application is now developed, I'll have to check it out.

I haven't seen the website yet but I'll check it out. I would say that if you have questions, contact Mr. Blaine through the site and he'll give you the info you need. I worked with him through PM's on JeepForum for my TJ stuff and he was very helpful and super knowledgeable...at least compared to me.
They were Centric rotors.

For one reason or another, he doesn't widely advertise the JK brake pads but in the TJ world, they are well-regarded as the best available.
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Curious as to why not EBC or Hawk?
Not impressed with them. Although I popped my cherry with jeeps, have done scca racing and the hawk (excluding the HP+, not avail for JK's) and ebc are like the hyundai tiburon of perf.

I've used porterfields on all my speedy cars in the past, this is first I considered them on a rig thou.

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I had EBC pads and they work great..but they create so much brake dust its ridiculous!
Just stay with stock. or get a bigger kit.
Stock fade easily with 35's and when adding trail gear weight (bumper/recovery chit).

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I'm not a JK owner......I just joined because I'm looking to buy a pair of JK Rubi 44's. Search my name on Pirate, JF, and WF. I'm no vendor.

That website is Blaine Johnson's....he's no web designer. If you're in touch with the industry, you've probably heard of him. He wanted to come up with a pad that was better than the EBC Yellows so he took it upon himself to do so. I tested them on my TJ (ran EBC Yellows before) with awesome results. There aren't many out there on JK's yet but from the sounds of it, they're experiencing the same results as the TJ pads....better cold bite and even better hot bite.

These are his products as well: http://savvyoffroad.com/

Supposedly, they're working on JK products so keep your eyes open.
Isn't a star needed to push venders .....
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The fuck are you talking about, son?

No. This aint JKF, son. you like a vendor round here, you speak your mind and sing the praises about em. Other people chime in, good or bad. It's called a discussion. Give it a go and dont give a guy shit just for recommending a product. That's bush league.

Maybe that high hp low iq livin is getting to you, but around here, unless dude's clearly some kind of douchebag trying to sell shit and sidestep teh vendor process, a man's still entitled to his opinion. As someone who's been a member since 2010, I would think you should know all this shit by now, so go sit in the corner without any bacon for dinner and think about what u did.


I like poly, ORH, Rigid, Ripp, spidertrax, RK and rugged ridge.

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The fuck are you talking about, son?

No. This aint JKF, son. you like a vendor round here, you speak your mind and sing the praises about em. Other people chime in, good or bad. It's called a discussion. Give it a go and dont give a guy shit just for recommending a product. That's bush league.

Maybe that high hp low iq livin is getting to you, but around here, unless dude's clearly some kind of douchebag trying to sell shit and sidestep teh vendor process, a man's still entitled to his opinion. As someone who's been a member since 2010, I would think you should know all this shit by now, so go sit in the corner without any bacon for dinner and think about what u did.


I like poly, ORH, Rigid, Ripp, spidertrax, RK and rugged ridge.

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The fuck are you talking about, son?

No. This aint JKF, son. you like a vendor round here, you speak your mind and sing the praises about em. Other people chime in, good or bad. It's called a discussion. Give it a go and dont give a guy shit just for recommending a product. That's bush league.

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Ok, so back to the topic...

I'm in the market for pads also. I've heard of those black magic pads, but I've also had someone recommend ceramic pads. Aren't ceramic just for less dust and not necessarily I better at braking?

Rebel Offroad has a line called Restraint that they match up with their upgrade kit.

I'm pulling a travel trailer as well as wheeling so I'm more concerned with stopping ability of the pads. What do you all recommend?

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Ok, so back to the topic...

I'm in the market for pads also. I've heard of those black magic pads, but I've also had someone recommend ceramic pads. Aren't ceramic just for less dust and not necessarily I better at braking?

Rebel Offroad has a line called Restraint that they match up with their upgrade kit.

I'm pulling a travel trailer as well as wheeling so I'm more concerned with stopping ability of the pads. What do you all recommend?
I ended up going with porterfield R4S on mine. Great bite, easy on rotor, moderate dusting, NO noise. Way better braking perf, no regrets!

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