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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-27-2016, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Brake upgrades?

Is there a preferred stainless steel brake line or other upgrade path to the brakes? Brakes feel overall mushy to me yet all rotors and pads are well in spec. Is there a kit like StopTech or other that has proven well on the XK?
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When was the last time the brake system was flushed?

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12 months ago or so.
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I've been really happy with the factory brake setup actually,even with bigger tires.

I'd make sure that all rubber lines are in good shape and consider new pads or something. Have it flushed. The OEM stuff is good but unfortunately the "value" factory replacements are not as good IIRC. What pads are you running currently?
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Is there a preferred stainless steel brake line or other upgrade path to the brakes? Brakes feel overall mushy to me yet all rotors and pads are well in spec. Is there a kit like StopTech or other that has proven well on the XK?
I've not heard of, or seen any discussed.

Just to echo what luckyse7ens said, I think most owners (myself included) are pretty satisfied with the factory brake system.


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There has been some debate in this thread about whether SRT8 WK brake lines will fit a Commander. SRT8 brake lines are the only stainless steel brake lines available, so that would be the only upgrade path, if they fit.

That being said, if the brakes are suddenly feeling mushy, I would look over the brake system for leaks and try to bleed them again.

Also, as many others have said, the XK has pretty decent brakes considering its size and weight. Comparing it to a sedan or even a crossover, the brakes will feel awful, but keeping in mind that the XK is around the weight of a Suburban, the brakes aren't too bad.

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I just purchased these. Will install in the next few weeks. Power Stop K2220-36 1-Click Extreme Truck and Tow Brake Kit
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I just purchased these. Will install in the next few weeks. Power Stop K2220-36 1-Click Extreme Truck and Tow Brake Kit
quickster - can you post a link?


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quickster - can you post a link?
Googled it. No lines thou. Could have them custom made.

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This review is from: Power Stop K2220-36 1-Click Extreme Truck and Tow Brake Kit (Automotive)
Fit 2010 Jeep Commander perfectly without modification.

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