April 16, 2016
I finally got around to installing my Dynatrac Pro Grip Brakes on my JKU. For those of you that are not familiar with them it is simply larger rotors and brake pads/caliper brackets front and rear. The install went very well and was simple to do. I have just under a 100 miles on them and can tell a significant difference in our Jeeps stopping power. While I don't see this as an absolute necisity on a built out JKU it sure does help with all the added weight of the Jeep not to mention the added rotational weight of the 37" tires. I have to reach 200 miles to properly bed the new pads and rotors prior to a full on 60 mile an hour panic stop test. Based on what I have read the difference is about 30 feet or so better stopping distance. I will follow up with my impressions after I run the test. As always seems to be the case with Jeep upgrades it does not come cheap. The kit cost $995. I hope I never really need it but if I do it could be the difference between somebody getting hurt or my JKU headed to the body shop. You can check out the Dynatrac ProGrip at Northridge 4x4 https://www.northridge4x4.com/.....ade-system
I also replaced my brake lines with Crown stainless steel braided hoses. This was in my opinion much more difficult than the Dynatrac upgrade. Mainly due to the challenges with brake fluid etc. I did pick up a power bleeder that works off of my air compressor. It worked very well. If there are any club members that need to bleed their brake and have an air compressor please let me know and you can borrow my unit.
July 14, 2016