Best brakes for my 18 Beadlock OEM wheels? Recommendations for a mechanic or shop?

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Hello everyone,

I need to get my brakes done. I've done a little research here and there, and the best recommendations for aftermarket brakes are either r1 concepts or alcons.

Now, im a little confused because there are some people that say they have issues with the r1 concepts fitment on 18 OEM beadlocks? But then there's others saying that there is no issue.

I don't off-road as much as I would like, and i'd like to know what you guys think. Also, I am currently located in Chicagoland and I need a recommendation on where to take my truck to get this done.

Thank you in advance!
 

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There is nothing wrong with R1 Concepts. I am running their rotors and pads. If someone is having a fitment issue, they probably purchased the wrong pads. But since you don't off-road too much, stick with OEM brake pads. Also, they are really easy to replace on your own. There are some good YouTube videos that will show you how easy the process is and everything that you need to lube. There is also a good thread somewhere here on this site that has Torque specs.
 
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There is nothing wrong with R1 Concepts. I am running their rotors and pads. If someone is having a fitment issue, they probably purchased the wrong pads. But since you don't off-road too much, stick with OEM brake pads. Also, they are really easy to replace on your own. There are some good YouTube videos that will show you how easy the process is and everything that you need to lube. There is also a good thread somewhere here on this site that has Torque specs.
Are you running their BBK? On OEM Beadlocks?
 

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OEM bead locks are 17”. You may need to bump up to 18” if the new brakes take up more packaging space than original, which is likely. Stopping ability and packaging size generally trend together.
 
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OEM bead locks are 17”. You may need to bump up to 18” if the new brakes take up more packaging space than original, which is likely. Stopping ability and packaging size generally trend together.
Yes sorry, I must've fat fingered. So then I will have an issue with the r1 concepts on the 17'' OEM Beadlocks?
 

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Brake package vs. wheel clearance is tightly controlled by the OEMs. I know many would cry “heresy”, but consider 20” wheels to give your new brakes some room.
 
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