Forum Index
Jeep Horizons HomeLinksJeep Horizons Tech Write-upsJeep newsLand useContact

 Watched TopicsWatched Topics   FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

TJ Brakes


 
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> TJ Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
obarno
Member


Joined: 25 Jun 2005

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 8:12 am    Post subject: TJ Brakes Reply with quote

Hi - I have just fitted a Terralow 4:1 transfer box to my 4.0 auto wrangler and find in low range even at tickover its difficult to hold against the brakes particularly in reverse. It has 4.1 diffs and 33" tyres and std. brakes. Whats the best way to upgrade the brakes - any advice greatfully received
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ehirner
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 01 Jan 2004
Location: Eastern PA

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one of the problems with an auto tranny, low gears, and the 4:1. Too much torque for the brakes to hold.

As far as upgrades, the Vanco Power Boost is highly recommended by members on another board. Also, look into the WJ knuckle swap. It uses stronger, dual piston calipers that work better than the standard TJ stuff.
_________________
04 Unlimited
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
obarno
Member


Joined: 25 Jun 2005

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your advice. I found the info on the Vanco product after I posted this and it seems like a good solution. I was also thinking about changing to rear discs but have heard that the parking brake is very poor unless you use Rubicon parts which are not generalyy available in the UK - do you have any experience of the after market kits?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ehirner
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 01 Jan 2004
Location: Eastern PA

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rear discs won't be any better. The fronts do most of the stopping and rear discs don't have as much braking force as drums do. The advantage of discs is simpler maintenance and less brake fade during heavy use. Better braking is actually not one of their advantages if the rear drums are adjusted correctly.
_________________
04 Unlimited
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
obarno
Member


Joined: 25 Jun 2005

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't realise that - thanks for your advice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> TJ Forum All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Visit links4jeeps.com for write-ups, forums and clubs




Jeep®, Wrangler, Cherokee, Liberty and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler LLC.
jeephorizons.com is not in any way associated with or endorsed by the Chrysler LLC.
All other content is copyright Jeep Horizons 2004-2008.
Tech write-ups Links Discussion board Land use News Site Map Terms of Use

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group