I'm a new WJ guy still...but noticed my brakes squealing a little bit when I stopped at traffic lights.
So, I took a pic. It's below. Both fronts are definitely grooved and I'm pretty sure they should be replaced, right? On the outer rim, you can feel the indentation where the rusty part stops and the shiny metal starts.
Also, is there any point in getting them turned or refurbed? New ones are like 32 bucks at Advance Automotive...even cheaper from RockAuto.com.
Last question. Any reccommendations on kinds of brake pads? I'm thinking high-quality ceramics because I hate the squealing associated with new carbon type brake pads.
Check how much life if left on your brake pads, wouldn't surprise me the squealing is metal on metal and gouging your rotors.
I can't speak for which type or pads to get or whether to turn them or get new rotors. That is more personal preference, but if they are gouged pretty bad it might be best to replace.
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If you've ever been in that traffic, you would have ground down the steering wheel with a death grip too. "Just ****ing GOOOOOO!!!!"[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Luuca;15713642]I pitty anyone who tries to reach into that netting unaware.[/QUOTE]
'99 TJ (DD)
'89 XJ (WIP)
I ended up going with cheapies from Advance Automotive...
What a pain in the a** it is to get the actual old rotor off...hammer came into play a few times.
after pulling these off, they didn't actually look too bad...but they were already off and i had the new ceramics...so, I went with it.
looks like the grooves in an old 12" record.
all mounted up and shiny...for now
Didn't know about the 2 piece caliper design as well...that was sort of a pain also.
While I had everything off...I decided to have a look at the rear brakes...you know just to see where they were at. Did the genius engineers at Jeep make 2 different sized lug nuts? I had one lug on each or the rear rims that were COMPLETELY FROZEN. I tried everything, then hit it with PB Blaster, nothing...look at the final result...