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post #1 of 14 Old 07-22-2005, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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changing brakes...need advice

hi guys. i'm looking to change out my brake pads and shoes on my '93 gc. i'm trying to piece together all the things i need and things i should have (read: things that will make a brake job easier). anyway, any advice? what type of pads and shoes should i get? i'm just a "normal" driver so nothing super fancy or anything...just something that isn't CRAP! thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 14 Old 07-22-2005, 10:40 AM
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I running ceramic pads from NAPA and they work well and don't squeal.
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post #3 of 14 Old 07-22-2005, 04:23 PM
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You need a jack, a jackstand, a tire iron, 9/16 socket or wrench, a hammer, and a big C clamp or caliper compressor. I think that's it.
Here's your list their really isn't anything to it.
Jack and jackstand
Tire iron or impact
9/16 socket or wrench (may be differant on yours)
Hammer
Big C-Clamp
New pads
Brake caliper greese
I've got calipers and rotors from napa for about $95 and pads for $11.50 at Auto Barn. The jeep stops great.
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post #4 of 14 Old 07-24-2005, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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You need a jack, a jackstand, a tire iron, 9/16 socket or wrench, a hammer, and a big C clamp or caliper compressor. I think that's it.
Here's your list their really isn't anything to it.
Jack and jackstand
Tire iron or impact
9/16 socket or wrench (may be differant on yours)
Hammer
Big C-Clamp
New pads
Brake caliper greese
I've got calipers and rotors from napa for about $95 and pads for $11.50 at Auto Barn. The jeep stops great.
any recommendations on type/manufacturer of pads and shoes?
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post #5 of 14 Old 07-24-2005, 07:19 PM
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I've always just used NAPA pads because that's whats closest. They didn't have any left in stock last time so I went to autobarn and grabbed the $11.50 ones. The car still stops fine but I expect they will wear faster and might not react as well to water or high heat.
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post #6 of 14 Old 07-24-2005, 08:20 PM
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Hit up www.tirerack.com and see whats fits you there. As my sig says I have Brembo rotors and Akebono pads...they work well.

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post #7 of 14 Old 07-24-2005, 09:17 PM
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I've got the Ceramic Pads from Autozone and they have worked well plus they have a lifetime warrantee so when you wear then out the next set is FREE!!

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post #8 of 14 Old 07-24-2005, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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I've got the Ceramic Pads from Autozone and they have worked well plus they have a lifetime warrantee so when you wear then out the next set is FREE!!
free!!! that's what i'm talking about!!!! what about shoes? do they make shoes as well?
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post #9 of 14 Old 07-25-2005, 07:12 AM
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OEM pads are the way to go. no squeaks. i just tossed a set of ceremics because they squealed enough to drive me nuts.

get bendix rotors and oem pads. keep in mind, you get what you pay for.

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OEM pads are the way to go. no squeaks. i just tossed a set of ceremics because they squealed enough to drive me nuts.

get bendix rotors and oem pads. keep in mind, you get what you pay for.
I just got bendix pads and I love them. They have conditioner on them so no rotop prep is needed though they will be give some dust for first couple Ks.
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I've got the Ceramic Pads from Autozone and they have worked well plus they have a lifetime warrantee so when you wear then out the next set is FREE!!
I'd rather have my pads wear out then my rotors.
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post #12 of 14 Old 08-02-2005, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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how hard is it to replace the pads up front and shoes in the back? what are the steps/procedures? i've only changed pads on a car with rotors all the way around so i'm clueless as to how to do drums. thanks!
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post #13 of 14 Old 08-02-2005, 04:41 PM
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go buy a haynes manuel. it will walk you through a brake job. it's easy stuff.

i just replaced a set of powerslot rotors and hawk pads w/ duralast rotors and duralast gold pads from autozone a few months back. i would highly recommend them. great warranty and they have worked flawlessly so far. the stuff i had before i payed way too much for. not worth it to shell out for the big name slotted rotors
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post #14 of 14 Old 08-03-2005, 07:57 AM
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I too went with the Napa pads and rotors on my 96 and I do not have any squealing. And if I remember correctly, they were not that expensive.
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