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Hey all, I’m a first time Jeep owner, coming from a golf R I’ve noticed the Jeep brakes are a little bit on the softer side. I have no problem stopping, but I noticed it’s definitely got a little more travel than I’m used to. I’ve had the brakes bled about 3 times now and it’s not gotten any better. Guess it’s just a normal thing for these Jeeps?
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Hey all, I’m a first time Jeep owner, coming from a golf R I’ve noticed the Jeep brakes are a little bit on the softer side. I have no problem stopping, but I noticed it’s definitely got a little more travel than I’m used to. I’ve had the brakes bled about 3 times now and it’s not gotten any better. Guess it’s just a normal thing for these Jeeps?
Hard to tell without feeling it but I'd guess it's normal. Modern VWs tend towards extra firm. I wouldn't call Jeep brakes soft but you're used to an extreme of the range.
 

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JL is better than Jk for a mile. Rubicon got even bigger brakes, it will stop, just keep your distance. I nearly rear ended someone couple times, that hopeless feeling is horrible.
 
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JL is better than Jk for a mile. Rubicon got even bigger brakes, it will stop, just keep your distance. I nearly rear ended someone couple times, that hopeless feeling is horrible.
Yeah, I fought it in the beginning, but I’m stating to get used to keeping a little more distance and keeping my eyes up more.
 

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Hey all, I’m a first time Jeep owner, coming from a golf R I’ve noticed the Jeep brakes are a little bit on the softer side. I have no problem stopping, but I noticed it’s definitely got a little more travel than I’m used to. I’ve had the brakes bled about 3 times now and it’s not gotten any better. Guess it’s just a normal thing for these Jeeps?
Do you have the 2.0T or 3.6? I've read a few threads from people with similar complaints and am curious what motor is in your JL. We have 2 JLs, and I think the pedal "feels" better in my wife's JLU with 3.6.
 

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Many offroad biased vehicle have longer travel brake pedals. It is much easier to modulate braking offroad when braking varies by position more so that pressure on the brake pedal.

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JL is better than Jk for a mile. Rubicon got even bigger brakes, it will stop, just keep your distance. I nearly rear ended someone couple times, that hopeless feeling is horrible.

Yup. And if the light is long enough, the pedal goes all the way to the floor.
 
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