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Rebel Offroad JK Brake Kit - Review

I did a search and looked in the write-up index and didn't see anything on this great product. With 37"s I was still running around with the OEM brake setup. Not saying it was unsafe but panic stops were pretty dicey! So after looking at several options I decided to go with this one.

Its a simple kit consisting of front and rear rotors as well as front and rear pads. As you can see the rotors are drilled and slotted. Pads are semi metallic.

Not really any break in period required. Just a couple of stops to get the glaze off the pads. The improved stopping power is impressive. This isn't one of the mods that you have to talk yourself into believing that you can feel an improvement. You WILL feel the difference!

Also had a chance to use Rebel Offroads customer service. Very impressive.

I didn't do a photo essay of the install. Its pretty self explanatory. The pics are lifted off of the Rebel Offroad website: http://www.rebeloffroad.com/index.html



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looks good! shoulda brought it over and put it on here

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Nice dude. I understand the "dicey" comment.... had a few pucker moments.
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looks good! shoulda brought it over and put it on here
lol don't worry, I'll be hitting you and your professional automotive skills up soon enough! Anyway, I've been looking for a good excuse to buy a floor jack

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Nice dude. I understand the "dicey" comment.... had a few pucker moments.
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I've been running the kit for about 10 months now... MAJOR improvement, and still stops strong!

Congrats, you made a wise choice!

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lol don't worry, I'll be hitting you and your professional automotive skills up soon enough! Anyway, I've been looking for a good excuse to buy a floor jack
Whenever you need my garage/tools/time you just lemme know.

I run a harbor freight jack, they have a black/yellow one that has a ton of height for the size. The pad unscrews a good 3" extra over other jacks, which is nice for getting the big tires up. It was on sale, with a 20% off coupon for like $50. Screamin deal for a decent jack. (my old one I left with my father in law, 4 years and going). Be sure to get at least 6 ton jack stands (for the height)

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I've been very happy with mine for quite a while.

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Thank you all for the comments!

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how hard it to come buy replacement pads for the set up.

edit i am an idiot they are on your site guess i should have checked first

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how hard it to come buy replacement pads for the set up.

edit i am an idiot they are on your site guess i should have checked first
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Looks like I just added something else to the wishlist

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Oh, and in case anyone is wondering, these are machined right here in the USA.

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I've had a few pucker moments with 35's. Definitely have to check these out when I comes time to do brakes.
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Anyone that has these notice if any cracks are beginning to start from the cross drilled holes? Some aftermarket cross drilled rotors develop cracking from the holes so I am just wondering if that happens on these as well.
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With rotors that are drilled and slotted how do they hold up in Mud and water? Do they hold up better then ones that are not? We have a lot of water and mud on our trails in Florida..

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I too have run Rebel Offroad's brake and rotor set on my last two JK's and I have also been very pleased with the product. Bond is always great to work with too and I agree with you, you will notice the difference! GREAT Product!

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With rotors that are drilled and slotted how do they hold up in Mud and water? Do they hold up better then ones that are not? We have a lot of water and mud on our trails in Florida..
I've now had a chance to run mine in heavy rain and they are much better than OEM. Not much mud experience but I was wheeling a couple of weeks ago running through muddy water in a creek and they were great. As far as serious mud goes I'll let some 'mudder' chime in on that. But imo they are better under any conditions.

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Might be the wrong place to comment, I'm sure you'll let me know. I wanted to comment on Bond's customer service. As a Canadian, it sucks to ship over the border with ups.(who most parts sales use) Bond called a regular customer here to get me all the assistance I needed. When I do pull the trigger, it will probably be his rotors. I feel customer service is key.
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After putting on the 37's, I could sure use more stopping power.

I would love to see a braking distant test on these...vs stock.
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MikesRubi is running these brakes on his two door jk with 37"s and I have seen him get on the brakes very hard and stop just fine, I will see if I can get him on here to talk about them.


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MikesRubi is running these brakes on his two door jk with 37"s and I have seen him get on the brakes very hard and stop just fine, I will see if I can get him on here to talk about them.
Yeah, they are nice HOWEVER...if you live in an area with snow I would consider keeping your stock rotors and use them when it snows. Granted I have a different brand of rotors but the snow packs into the rotors and gives you an even bigger puker factor.

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how does this compare to the teraflex big brake kit?

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how does this compare to the teraflex big brake kit?
It doesn't. The big brake kit has new calipers with larger twin pistons. This kit doesn't include that.

Correction to my previous post. By looking at the picture, I do have the same kit.

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how does this compare to the teraflex big brake kit?
Its lower cost. And I hear that the Terra BB kit has master cyl issues (they may have resolved this by now - not sure).

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I installed mine today and you can tell the difference.
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