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SilverXJ
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:12 am    Post subject: Initial observations on brake kit Reply with quote

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I know my pads aren't fully bedded in yet but I thought I would give you my initial impressions on the kit.

The install was pretty straight forward and uneventful. The most difficult task was cutting the knuckle. It was more of a psychological thing because you know that as soon as you start cutting you can't really start. Pretty much the point of no return. All parts were present, but it wasn't until after I installed the kit that I found the brackets for the brake lines. I didn't need these as the new lines fit in my RE SS line brackets.

The first thing you notice when driving is the feel of the pedal. Its firmer, not as squishy as with the stock front brakes. I really don't know why the stock brakes were so squishy either, but thats another story. It now feels like you actually have something under your foot instead of a flat basket ball.

Its very easy to modulate and control the application. I thought it would be touchy, but isn't so.

I've been driving fairly easy to help bed the pads in correctly. Today I decided to do a little testing and put a little more force on the pedal. WOW! When you want to stop, it really stops now! I never knew that a Jeep could stop so well.

So far I am more then happy with the performance.

I am also considering adding an after market proportioning valve just to see if I can get anymore improvement. Don't know if it would do any good or not, but I shall see when I get around to it.

-Chris
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jeepkid
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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lucky you.. i prob am gonna have to wait another month to get them on..

5-7 days for fedex

then however long it takes for a check to be cut and mailed..

then order or have brake lines made..

why couldnt they have lost the bolts or something atleast i could have went and bought those..
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jls
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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is there a link to this kit?
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SilverXJ
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What kind of link are you looking for?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I guess he is looking for detailed and overall information about this kit.

Michael
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SilverXJ
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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http://www.go.jeep-.DDTJ/HowtoFordBAdiscs1.htm
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Newbeme
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The link helped clear things up for me. I was confused since I had never heard of this mod before the other day when I saw the instructions. Then I felt like I was coming into someone's conversation in the middle of it. Things are much clearer now.
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SilverXJ
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Basically, I imported several of those kits for people here in the US.

-Chris
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Now how is it after broken in?
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SilverXJ
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Its great. Stopping distance is greatly reduced. The brakes aren't touchy at all and are easy to modulate. Well worth the money and effort spent to upgrade it. I have a lot more confidence in my brakes now.

-Chris
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So, who is supplying any replacement/repair parts? Has that been an issue yet?
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SilverXJ
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Rotors, pads, and calipers can be had through PBR. I've been in contact with them and if anyone needs anything just let me know. I'm also talking with a few other companies about relining the brake pads. One is Porterfield Brakes. http://www.porterfield-brakes.com/ So Far with them everything has been positive, just have to send them some measurements.

-Chris
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How about the cost? I am sure this is would be FAQ for potential buyers.

Michael
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SilverXJ
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I will post the prices, but I want to get all the details sorted out with the various companies first. I also want to try to get as many options as possible.

-Chris
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