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post #1 of 23 Old 01-27-2014, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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How long before new brakes?

Im at 35k on my 2012 and have noticed that when applying and letting off the brakes I hear what sounds like the front give a little bit of a squeal. Just didnt know if this sounds about right or not?? I know they are used alot with BLD and hill assist, etc.

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post #2 of 23 Old 01-27-2014, 02:44 PM
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Rear brakes wear faster on kk,probably due now.
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post #3 of 23 Old 01-27-2014, 02:48 PM
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You're probably due for at least the rear. I changed mine at 25k, the rears were toast and the front still had 30-40%.
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post #4 of 23 Old 01-27-2014, 04:50 PM
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Why do rears wear faster? When I got my KK with 35K on it they told me the rear brakes had just been replaced.

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post #5 of 23 Old 01-27-2014, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Figures, guess I will have to take it in.
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post #6 of 23 Old 01-27-2014, 06:21 PM
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Gage I think it is due to the traction control?

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post #7 of 23 Old 01-27-2014, 06:40 PM
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Why do rears wear faster? When I got my KK with 35K on it they told me the rear brakes had just been replaced.
TCS. How many times do you spin the wheels in the rain or snow? Rear gets the power, they spin, brakes are used to stop it. The only time the front brakes are used is when the truck starts to spin or you're in 4wd.

Anyways, I just did my rear brakes not too long ago. I think 31 or 32k miles on her. Fronts were great so I left em.

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Figures, guess I will have to take it in.
Why pay someone to do it? Brakes are easy, and a lot cheaper to do yourself lol

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post #9 of 23 Old 01-27-2014, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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I knew you guys would say that next, heh...right after I posted that I googled how to change em to see if I thought I could do it myself....
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post #10 of 23 Old 01-27-2014, 08:42 PM
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I did my brakes at around 53K miles. I do a lot of hwy driving and try not to beat my vehicle too much. I used the Napa, but I think next time I'll use Mopar. Check your brake fluid see if it is low it can be another indicator that your pads may need some changing.

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post #11 of 23 Old 01-28-2014, 11:20 AM
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I knew you guys would say that next, heh...right after I posted that I googled how to change em to see if I thought I could do it myself....
Lmao trust me you can. Youtube a video or have someone show you the 1st time or 2 and you'll be fine. Honestly the hardest part is making sure you put the pads on the caliper right.

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post #12 of 23 Old 01-28-2014, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Ya I found a video of a guy doing a JK so I now see what it takes, should be no problem. Now just wondering what pads I want, I can get Napa locally, pretty much anything else would be ordered online. I would prefer to get some good ones so I dont have to worry for a bit, but figure any will last about the same...Looking at Napa Premium, Yellowstuff...what is the consensus?
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What ever you do make sure you get some that include new clips and make sure you remove any rust under those clips before installing the new ones otherwise your pads will be too tight in and will not slide freely causing premature wear.
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post #14 of 23 Old 01-28-2014, 06:32 PM
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it all depends on driving habbits and where you do most of your driving... when i had my KK i had to do both front and rears at 20K miles! I really recommend the HAWK LTS pads they make a real nice improvement on braking with no noise and very little dust!
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post #15 of 23 Old 01-30-2014, 12:48 PM
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what pads do you recommend? My guy wanted to charge $30+ to do the brake and put it new rotors, rotors have 70K on them but dont feel warped so i dunno if new rotors are needed at this point. Id much rather pay and get new pads for 1/4 of the cost and do it myself then get ripped off...

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