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post #1 of 38 Old 08-24-2014, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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warped wj rotors

when I first bought my wj the front rotors were pretty shot. bad vibration and steering wheel shake. so I replaced them with powerstop extreme truck and tow pads and drilled and slotted rotors, since I use my jeep as a tow vechile for my camper as well.. only got about 14.000 miles on them and it feels likes the rotors are warped again, any suggestions on a longer lasting brake system?

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post #2 of 38 Old 08-24-2014, 05:26 PM
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What year? They may be the teves and they're garbage. If so at the very least get the akebono. They're on the late 2k and on I think. When I had mine done at les schwab they just put the akebonos on
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post #3 of 38 Old 08-24-2014, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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What year? They may be the teves and they're garbage. If so at the very least get the akebono. They're on the late 2k and on I think. When I had mine done at les schwab they just put the akebonos on
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post #4 of 38 Old 08-24-2014, 05:57 PM
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Yeah you already have akebonos. Probably have to search upgraded brakes or something. Probably not worth putting a big brake kit on but there may be some other options. Or just get better trailer brakes.
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post #5 of 38 Old 08-24-2014, 05:59 PM
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Also you can go through the brakes and relive everything. I know they have problems when they start drying out. That's what somebody told me to do on here with mine and I have drilled slotted and I get intermittent pulsing. Haven't done it yet but it did work on my wife's civic that was doing the same thing.
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post #6 of 38 Old 08-24-2014, 06:35 PM
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Are you making sure your lugnuts are torqued correctly its like 100ftlbs I think the shops never torque them right just zip them on with the airgun.
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post #7 of 38 Old 08-24-2014, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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thinking about getting a price off nick at kolak on some stillens, but alittle over budget right now. just courious on what others use as a good cheaper option. by the way nick is the man! he set me up with a great lift, if only money wasn't a issue
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post #8 of 38 Old 08-24-2014, 07:51 PM
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How are the brakes on your trailer ??
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post #9 of 38 Old 08-24-2014, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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haven't check them lately, but the jeep is already shot so have to replace them anyway. probally two brake jobs coming up!
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post #10 of 38 Old 08-24-2014, 08:05 PM
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Ugh. Well that's no good man. Good luck.
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post #11 of 38 Old 08-24-2014, 09:40 PM
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How about getting some good solid blank rotors and not some that have heat sink material drilled/slotted out of them. Also make sure all 8 of your caliper slide pins are free and lubed up.
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post #12 of 38 Old 08-24-2014, 10:20 PM
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How about getting some good solid blank rotors and not some that have heat sink material drilled/slotted out of them. Also make sure all 8 of your caliper slide pins are free and lubed up.
Bought these originally for myself but sold em to my roommate. later I bought regular solid ones. Good god do these stop better than mine.
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post #13 of 38 Old 08-25-2014, 12:03 AM
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Instead of cross drilled try the dimple and slotted. These guys seem to offer a deal. Just did mind front and rears. Even have lifetime warranty and free brake pads. http://brakeperformance.com/

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post #14 of 38 Old 08-25-2014, 12:07 AM
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Saw another thread where a guy fitted Brembo? solid rotors and had no more trouble.

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post #15 of 38 Old 08-25-2014, 11:00 AM
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I'm having basically the same problem. '04, replaced the front end with EBC green pads and centric rotors less than a year ago and they already feel warped again. Jeep only has 95k miles on it, brake parts might have 20k. Maybe its the rear now, who knows.

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