Quick brake question
Hi guys I have a wj and fear that I may have to do the akebono calipers soon. What I would like to know is that for all the guys who had teves and swapped for akebono did all your problems go away?? Including warped or heated rotors? Just want to be sure before I fork out the money? Thanks!
Yes, they are also easier to service. You won't notice a lot of extra braking, but it does seem to help against over heating. Can't say for certain it works, but another thing I like to do on longer drives or hard breaking is to stop a little short at a light, and creep forward a little so the pads aren't locked on one spot long making a hot spot on the rotor.
I have a 99 and I have never had any problems with my front brakes warping rotors or even eatting brake pads! I just put on new rotors and pads this last set off and it was 4 years on the old ones. I don't know maybe I got lucky.
Did the Akebono's in Feb '10. Resurfaced the old rotors when I did it. Over 1 year & still no problems. Before with the Teves, I would have warping within a couple months after new brakes & rotors.
2000 WJ 4.0L 42RE 242 TC
190,091 miles & counting
The Teves calipers are overly flexible even when new. Notice the big stiffening bar on the silver Akebono calipers. This keeps the calipers from twisting, resulting in better pad contact during braking. The Teves calipers get worse as they age and the caliper slides get in a bind. The result is rotor hot-spotting and pedal pulsation due to the thickness variation the develops in the rotors.
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