There are numerous older posts out there and one of our Moderators (Chris) posted some options in a thread I cant seem to find now. If anyone finds it post it up here and Ill edit to include it.
Here is what I did and my results were fantastic !! I went from the typical 99-01 mushy brakes to "your *** better be strapped in" brakes.
My WJ is a 01 and my build details are here Daves WJ
I went from the standard "Teves" style caliper to the Akebono style that came out on the 02-04 versions. The difference is a better design piston and mounting assembly. If your unsure which you have, the Teves style has the antivibration spring that goes from one side of the caliper to the other. Ill upload a picture of one in the next post.
For my upgrade, I went all out because I felt my brakes were terrible and wanted something I knew was going to work. Here are the parts .... I got mine from Junkyards and Amazon but
can help you out as well.
Akebono front calipers and mounting brackets from an 04 WJ (LQK Pick a part - Houston) - $ 100
Centric Parts 120.67042 Premium Brake Rotor with E-Coating from Amazon - $ 43 ea
Centric Parts 120.67043 Premium Brake Rotor with E-Coating from Amazon - $35 ea
Hawk Performance HB446Y.725 LTS Brake Pad from Amazon - $ 65
Hawk Performance HB381Y.661 LTS Brake Pad from Amazon - $ 57
ACDelco 18K1568X Professional Front Disc Brake Caliper Hardware Kit with Clips and Seals from Amazon - $ 14
Installation is a snap, make sure you wash the rotors very good to get all the rust inhibitors off and I bled the heck out of the brakes to flush out the old fluid and make sure there wasnt anything in the junkyard calipers. Its essential that you get the mounting brackets with the Akebono calipers, its not a direct caliper swap. Its just 2 more bolts to pull the brackets so its no major evolution to get them off.
For the first time ever, I followed the Hawk recommended bedding / brake in suggestions and the ferro carbon pads smell different than regular pads when they get hot so keep that in mind. I thought for sure something wasnt right but thats how they are.
As far as performance .... unbelievable, love em