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Unread 09-25-2013, 12:18 PM   #1
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time to replace my rotors?

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.



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Unread 09-25-2013, 12:21 PM   #2
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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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Unread 09-25-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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It looks like it's time for new ones. Agent620 makes a good point. Squeal is likely metal on metal.

Order some new pads and rotors.
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Unread 09-25-2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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Replace rotors and pads .... Buy parts at Rockauto ..... Many options ..... Great prices.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 02:08 AM   #5
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I always use kinetic rotors drilled slotted zinc coated with powerstop ceramic pads. All this for four wheels 172.00 free shipping. I love em. Look and stop great. On eBay. User id: brakemotive76
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Unread 09-26-2013, 02:09 AM   #6
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I'm not associated with brakemotive. Just happy customer.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 12:40 PM   #7
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Get some EBC dippled an sloted rotors , with EBC Green stuff pads , Ive had my front pair for 4 years now'''
got them off ebay , the best thing i've ever done .
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Unread 09-26-2013, 01:46 PM   #8
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Replace rotors and pads .... Buy parts at Rockauto ..... Many options ..... Great prices.
Yup, I ALWAYS replace the pads and rotors at the same time. It's the best way to avoid run-out and brake pulsations.

If you want some awesome stopping power, email kolak@aol.com for a Stillen setup.

Rockauto does have some good priced combo kits.

Don't forget to apply some high-temp brake grease to the caliper slide pins and the back of the brake pads for reliable ad QUIET operation.

http://www.permatex.com/products-2/p...formula-detail
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My dad bought our dub in 2001 new from the deal. That thing has had brake pulsation ever since. I put some stillen rotors and pads on last spring and couldn't be happier.
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I have the Stillen rotors and pads on special for the WJ. If you'd like information email me at kolak@aol.com and I'll get right back to you.
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I have the Stillen rotors and pads on special for the WJ. If you'd like information email me at kolak@aol.com and I'll get right back to you.
^^^I can highly recomend Those, you will be Stillen before you know it, lol
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Unread 09-29-2013, 08:27 PM   #12
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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...


How in the effff do I get that off?
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