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The Baer 13.5 inch Pro Front Braking System in red is for those of you that have a 2007 to 2018 JK that are looking for an incredibly high-end braking system that is going to provide a ton of both mechanical advantage and additional clamping force so that you can stop even with a really big tire on a dime. This is going to be an incredibly high-quality system. There are other 13.5 inch brake systems out there but the fit and finish that you get with this is really above and beyond and the fact that this is a six-piston caliper is really unheard of. You don't find other companies offering a six-piston caliper. So again, ton of clamping force, really high quality for all of that, also a little bit of a higher price.Now this system's going to install pretty easily into your Jeep. I am going to give it a two out of three wrenches. It's more or less like just changing your brake pads and/or your discs just like you would do in a regular maintenance scenario. However, because you are opening up that brake system by changing out the calipers, you are also going to need to bleed out the brake system. But other than that, not too difficult. We'll talk a little bit more about that in just a second. So if you are looking for a big brake system, that's most likely because you've added a bigger tire to your Jeep and also re-geared. You've given your Jeep a little bit more mechanical advantage over your brakes and it just doesn't stop like it should. So by having a larger brake rotor and the caliper sitting a little bit further out on that, you get some of that mechanical advantage back. And then, again, the fact that this is a six-piston caliper, three pistons on either side there mean you get a ton of clamping force down on this rotor. As you can see, these rotors are drilled and slotted. That's also designed to give a little bit more advantage to the braking system and to really get things clamped down without things like gases that are produced from the brake pads getting in between the rotor and the pad itself. It will be vented out through those drilled and slotted holes. And again, just give you more surface area and more clamping. It's all about more, more, more, getting you to stop that much better.You combine that with the fit and the finish that you get from Baer as a company. They've been known for a very long time in the braking world and this is just really beautiful stuff. The powder coat finish that's on this is absolutely perfect. There's not a flaw in it. It's super smooth. Just really, really nice piece. The black logo in here...again there's...these lines are so crisp. Everything is just really, really well done. And when we're talking about brakes, is it something that anyone's gonna spend too much time looking at? You know, it's a Jeep. It's not a high-end, exotic, luxury car but for the money that you're paying for these, you wanna make sure that everything is perfect and when you actually take these out of the box and look at them, you do get that feeling.Now here, this is a billet aluminum adapter bracket that allows you to run this larger rotor and puts the caliper where it needs to be on the rotor so even that is a black anodized billet aluminum piece. Again, just very, very high quality here and that's what you would expect from the Baer name and also for the dollar amount that you're gonna be paying for these.So like O said before, two out of three wrenches, pretty easy here for the installation. You're gonna pop the wheel off, you're going to unbolt your caliper, that'll allow you to slide your rotor off, and pop the new rotor on. Pop the new caliper in place, put the wheel back on, and then, of course, you will need to bleed out the system. Probably bleed it out before you put the wheel back on. It makes it a little bit easier for you. Your preferred method of bleeding is going to be just fine here whether it's the old school, two-person method or a vacuum or pressure bleeder, whatever you decide to use.And then there's probably going to be some sort of vetting in process for your new rotors and your new pads. You'll wanna heat cycle. Things transfer a little bit of that friction material onto the rotor here. But just check with Baer on that. They'll be very clear with how they want you to break these brakes in to ensure that they're going to work perfectly for you.So I've mentioned it a couple of times now, Baer is a high-end name. This is a high-end product. You're getting something that isn't offered from a lot of other companies and the price is higher because of that. These are gonna come in at right around $1,900. Now, are they better than pretty much any other big brake system that I've seen out there? Yes. Are they worth $1,900? That's up to you. I do think that the fit and finish is there. I think that you're gonna get a ton of braking force from these, which is really what it should be all about. And if you are really looking for the best, you're looking for a six-piston caliper that you can't find anywhere else, and you have the dollars for it, this is going to be a pretty good kit for you. If you're just looking for something that's going to give you a big brake on your Jeep and you are still looking for some pretty good braking force but you don't necessarily need or want a six-piston caliper, you can save yourself a little bit of money, go with one of the other brands out there. But if you are looking for all that this kit has to offer and you have the budget for it, I think this is gonna be a really nice choice for you.So if you are looking for one of the best quality and best-performing brake systems out there for your JK, I would recommend this option from Baer and you can find it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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