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Unread 09-02-2014, 07:14 PM   #1
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aftermarket brake pads/rotors

Which pads / rotors do you use with the 2011 v8 HD brakes?

tire rack seems to have those hawk LTS pads, and the centric plain series rotors (HD brake size).

Does anyone know if those centric rotors are any good and those pads?

I don't want to pay a premium for blinb rotors, I just want a nice chunk of metal that works fine.

My brakes pulsate so I am probably going to change everything next spring. They will be 4 years anyway.

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Unread 09-03-2014, 03:12 AM   #2
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Which pads / rotors do you use with the 2011 v8 HD brakes? tire rack seems to have those hawk LTS pads, and the centric plain series rotors (HD brake size). Does anyone know if those centric rotors are any good and those pads? I don't want to pay a premium for blinb rotors, I just want a nice chunk of metal that works fine. My brakes pulsate so I am probably going to change everything next spring. They will be 4 years anyway.
Sounds like you are having someone do your brakes vs DIY correct? If so, I have had very good luck using Centric rotors . No experience with Hawk pads since I also use Centric pads .

In recent years the only pad I have had issues with are Bendix pads on a BMW application.
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Unread 09-03-2014, 07:25 AM   #3
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I don't have HD brakes but I recently changed to Hawk pads and they work real well. They were cheaper on Amazon with Prime shipping. I used OEM rotors.
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Unread 09-03-2014, 05:35 PM   #4
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Sounds like you are having someone do your brakes vs DIY correct?
No, the opposite.

I am doing it myself, if I had someone do it I wouldnt ask, right?
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Unread 09-03-2014, 05:36 PM   #5
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well since a rotor is just a chunk of metal, as long as it's straight and balanced, and stays as a chunk, I would rather pay less for rotors that I replace twice as often, vs rotors twice as espensive that I am going to replace anyway at some point.
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Unread 09-03-2014, 06:06 PM   #6
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No, the opposite. I am doing it myself, if I had someone do it I wouldnt ask, right?
Great.... I highly recommend you check out Rockauto. Com for your brake parts . They offer a large selection of rotors and pads for every need ( economy, DD, performance) at excellent prices . Normally parts are delivered in a few days at regular shipping . If you buy matching brands of parts , then shipping is even less .
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Unread 09-03-2014, 09:26 PM   #7
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From reports and reviews here on the forum, the OEM rotors are probably the best choice unless you want to upgrade your brake system. If so look at $RT brake upgrade$. Your choice on pads, OEMs are good. Most here end up with OEM parts. Forum sponsor moparonlineparts.com usually has decent deals.
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Unread 09-04-2014, 06:45 AM   #8
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Haven't put them on my 14 JGC yet, but I find Akebono brake pads to be excellent pads in terms of stopping power, durability and low brake dust. I buy mine off Rockauto.com.
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Unread 09-04-2014, 12:50 PM   #9
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I use Hawk pads exclusively on my track cars and I've moved to using them on my street cars as well. I put Hawk Super Duty on my Duramax and have put them on several BMWs. I haven't had to do my Jeep brakes. If Hawk is available for my application I always buy them. You can research if Brembo or Stoptech make rotors for the WK2. They are quality parts and the Brembo blanks are usually not too expensive but obviously both will be more than OEM. If you're not towing there may not be much benefit. As mentioned, search tire rack or Hawk sites for the part numbers then plug them into Amazon. I've bought many Hawk pads on Amazon Prime.


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Unread 09-04-2014, 07:56 PM   #10
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I recently did a complete 4-wheel brake job on my 2012 Overland w/HD brakes.

I went with Stoptech cross-drilled rotors; I couldn't find any non SRT Brembo rotors either cross-drilled or solid, I don't think Brembo makes any rotors for the non SRT WK2's.

http://www.buybrakes.com/p-1061-stop...led-rotor.aspx

These rotors are made from quality Centric blanks and are E-coated on the non-friction surfaces, hats, edges, cooling vanes to prevent rusting in these areas!

I went with Hawk LTS pads all around;

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HWK-HB701Y-723
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HWK-HB702Y-662

So far very pleased with the setup.
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Unread 09-05-2014, 09:23 AM   #11
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I used Centric rotors on my 03 wrangler with Wagners thermoquiet Ceramic pads. Haven't replaced any brakes on the GC's yet.
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Unread 09-06-2014, 08:06 PM   #12
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How are the hawk lts pads vs oem? Considering the lts also. I usually like hawk pads. Usually better than oem.

Probably considering basic centric rotors. I would rather pay less and replace twice as often, its just a steel chunk anyway.
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Unread 09-07-2014, 07:53 AM   #13
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I recently did a complete 4-wheel brake job on my 2012 Overland w/HD brakes. I went with Stoptech cross-drilled rotors; I couldn't find any non SRT Brembo rotors either cross-drilled or solid, I don't think they make any for the non SRT WK2's. http://www.buybrakes.com/p-1061-stop...led-rotor.aspx These rotors are made from quality Centric blanks and are E-coated on the non-friction surfaces, hats, edges, cooling vanes to prevent rusting in these areas! I went with Hawk LTS pads all around; http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HWK-HB701Y-723 http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HWK-HB702Y-662 So far very pleased with the setup.
In the first link you provided, they don't even list the 2104 GC
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Unread 09-07-2014, 09:31 AM   #14
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In the first link you provided, they don't even list the 2104 GC
They may need to update the site. I have a 2012 Overland w/HD brakes and those are listed, and are the same parts required for a 2014 WK2 as the brakes are identical for all 2011~2014's.
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