2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: Brakeasaurus

May 28, 2012

jeep_gcsrt8_whl.JPG Holy crap does our longterm 2012 Jeep GC SRT8 have huge brakes. They may not look like much in this photo until you realize that's a 20" wheel, and an entire third of the thing is filled with red. Six pistons. Huge. Good, solid pedal feel, too.

The rotor? Fifteen inches. That's an inch larger than one of the stock wheels that came on Project Miata. Like I said, holy crap. 

'Course, when you're trying to slow 5,200 pounds with a C-of-G that's waaay up there -- especially when it's been put into motion by the kind of sauce this V8 delivers -- brakes this big are exactly what's needed.

Nice looking wheel, too, doncha think?

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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