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    Quote Originally Posted by IgotaWoody39 View Post
    dont forgrt Rebrl offroad's drilled & slotted rotors,,,bigger than stock, American iron, made in the USA,,,, upgraded pads/ larger rotors,,,just about $ 525 for the 4 corners...
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    LOL!! If I really thought it worked better then the Dyantrac ProGrip, I would have mentioned it.
    Maybe they were throwing it out there as a "good" option??? Lol.

    I couldn't possibly see how that set up could even remotely compare to the Dynatrac System. Not to mention I'd much prefer to buy an axle component from an expert axle company. I'm guessing Rebel doesn't even "make" that kit.
    I think I may consider lifting my Jeep. Or not.
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    what about the black magic pads with centric rotors?

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    Brakes, and rotor upgrade, which brand is good or best

    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    LOL!! If I really thought it worked better then the Dyantrac ProGrip, I would have mentioned it.
    But dollar for dollar would they be remotely worth the upgrade?

    It is nearly half the price of the dynatrac setup

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeJK View Post
    But dollar for dollar would they be remotely worth the upgrade?

    It is nearly half the price of the dynatrac setup
    If you want better than stock braking power with 35's they would be fine, no different than the Powerstop brand (may be the same manufacturer). I replaced my stock brakes on my 2010 JKU within 6 months after hauling a trailer and realizing I had no stopping power with my 35's. they worked great all around and I never felt brake fade coming out of the canyon/mountain roads, etc... on the trail depended on how steep and where I was wheeling. I had a few pucker factors after a day of lots of brake /steep incline wheeling and hairpin turns.

    I ordered and put on the Dynatracs for my 2010 as soon as they became available then upgraded to ATX and 37's on a PR44...the difference in stopping power is noticeable. I expected to have to allow some distance for braking but they stop so easily with no extra effort. I can drive my stock 2015 then jump into my 2010 with the Dynatracs and not have to change how I brake, so if you have the budget for Dynatrac do it once.

    I had them in Moab during the last EJS and forgot I had 37's, braking was never an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeJK View Post
    But dollar for dollar would they be remotely worth the upgrade?

    It is nearly half the price of the dynatrac setup
    Depends if you're cool with spending over $500 for marginally better brakes when you could spend a few hundred more to get significantly better braking performance.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeeep View Post
    If you want better than stock braking power with 35's they would be fine, no different than the Powerstop brand (may be the same manufacturer). I replaced my stock brakes on my 2010 JKU within 6 months after hauling a trailer and realizing I had no stopping power with my 35's. they worked great all around and I never felt brake fade coming out of the canyon/mountain roads, etc... on the trail depended on how steep and where I was wheeling. I had a few pucker factors after a day of lots of brake /steep incline wheeling and hairpin turns.

    I ordered and put on the Dynatracs for my 2010 as soon as they became available then upgraded to ATX and 37's on a PR44...the difference in stopping power is noticeable. I expected to have to allow some distance for braking but they stop so easily with no extra effort. I can drive my stock 2015 then jump into my 2010 with the Dynatracs and not have to change how I brake, so if you have the budget for Dynatrac do it once.

    I had them in Moab during the last EJS and forgot I had 37's, braking was never an issue.
    Well said - that about sums it up. It wouldn't surprise me if they are the same manufacturer.

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    I just recently installed the PowerStop Extreme Z36 rotors and pads on my 13' JKU front and Rear.
    I'm running 35" tires and the Jeep is a little heavy , steel bumpers winch, and Armor, ETC. 5480 lbs.
    That said there is a noticeable improvement in braking with the PowerStop brakes. If I had the extra cash
    I'd definitely go with the Dynatrac Progrip system though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Depends if you're cool with spending over $500 for marginally better brakes when you could spend a few hundred more to get significantly better braking performance.



    Well said - that about sums it up. It wouldn't surprise me if they are the same manufacturer.
    I guess I'll just have too see once I get my 35s if large improvement is needed or if a marginally better one would suffice, that being said 37s are probably never going to be implicated on my rig mostly because it's a DD and there are a lot of additions that need to be made to efficiently run 37s without ripping the front end out of my sport haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeeep View Post
    If you want better than stock braking power with 35's they would be fine, no different than the Powerstop brand (may be the same manufacturer). I replaced my stock brakes on my 2010 JKU within 6 months after hauling a trailer and realizing I had no stopping power with my 35's. they worked great all around and I never felt brake fade coming out of the canyon/mountain roads, etc... on the trail depended on how steep and where I was wheeling. I had a few pucker factors after a day of lots of brake /steep incline wheeling and hairpin turns.

    I ordered and put on the Dynatracs for my 2010 as soon as they became available then upgraded to ATX and 37's on a PR44...the difference in stopping power is noticeable. I expected to have to allow some distance for braking but they stop so easily with no extra effort. I can drive my stock 2015 then jump into my 2010 with the Dynatracs and not have to change how I brake, so if you have the budget for Dynatrac do it once.

    I had them in Moab during the last EJS and forgot I had 37's, braking was never an issue.
    So the braking power is still greater than the powerstop even with the 37s? That is a great selling point haha although 37s aren't in my future the braking power would be nice. Thanks for the replies you guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeJK View Post
    So the braking power is still greater than the powerstop even with the 37s? That is a great selling point haha although 37s aren't in my future the braking power would be nice. Thanks for the replies you guys
    yeah, the braking power is awesome

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    any one recommends the black magic pads with the centric rotors?

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