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post #1 of 19 Old 05-02-2015, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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brakes done for the frist time

so today i did front and back. wow that was fun lol some good rust but got it all done. could not get over the size of the parts or how heavy they were compared to the car we use to own or the Chrysler T&C i drove and did the brakes on. as you can see the backs were in desperate need of replacement. the font was only 1/2 gone but i did them anyways. also trying out kelvar pads and the drilled rotors to see how it well they do when i tow our tent trailer as i was told that they were made for this.

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post #2 of 19 Old 05-02-2015, 09:18 PM
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Nice work!

That is on my "To-Do" list for next weekend

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post #3 of 19 Old 05-03-2015, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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took me about 2hrs to do it as it was my first time on this jeep.
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post #4 of 19 Old 05-04-2015, 05:17 AM
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what brake and rotor package did you go with?

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post #5 of 19 Old 05-04-2015, 10:36 AM
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Do yourself a favor and bleed the brakes out thoroughly as well. Pedal feel will improve and you'll have peace of mind that the fluid is clean and not corrosive.

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post #6 of 19 Old 05-05-2015, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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I did not bleed mine I just used the tool to push them back as I have never had a problem doing it this way.
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Kevlar Towing & Hauling Brake Pads and Black XD Cross Drilled Brake Rotors. Trying this set up out for I tow a trailer and wanted to see how well they work.
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post #7 of 19 Old 05-05-2015, 10:34 AM
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I'm not saying it's a problem. I'm saying that the brake fluid needs flushed out.

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post #8 of 19 Old 05-06-2015, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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Ah yes that is true always good to check to make sure its good fluid.
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post #9 of 19 Old 10-23-2015, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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what brake and rotor package did you go with?
sorry i missed your question here is what i put on
http://www.crossdrilledrotors.ca/
Kevlar Towing & Hauling Brake Pads
Black XD Cross Drilled Brake Rotors
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post #10 of 19 Old 10-23-2015, 01:51 PM
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Ah yes that is true always good to check to make sure its good fluid.
Yup it is past due now. Very cheap to get new fluid and have a friend help you bleed them.

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post #11 of 19 Old 10-23-2015, 02:04 PM
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I just did mine last weekend. My front rotors were slightly warped so I was wanting to get them swapped.
I also went with the drilled and slotted rotors. They look awesome and perform VERY well! http://www.amazon.com/Power-Stop-K22.../dp/B005FL4BOK
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post #12 of 19 Old 10-24-2015, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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Yup it is past due now. Very cheap to get new fluid and have a friend help you bleed them.
yup its very easy. I checked with my very trusted mechanic and it was not needed this time.

Also after driving around this summer and towing i must say the parts i put on work great. they stayed cool and stopping felt very fast and good. so far i'm happy with them.
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post #13 of 19 Old 10-25-2015, 07:41 AM
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I changed my original '06 rear pads about a month ago (A-Auto Wearever). After 52k miles of mostly city driving, they were worn a little more than the ones in the OPs pics. Note no squealers on the rears, OEM or replacements??

My fronts were still over 50% so decided to wait and do a more thorough job when they are due. Did lube the all the slider pins tho.

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post #14 of 19 Old 01-24-2016, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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update on the Kevlar Towing & Hauling Brake Pads i got. so they worked great all summer and when i put my winter tires on the jeep in Nov the pad only had 8mm left on the front , back are at 12mm so they are ok but that is crazy fast drop. I am not going to get them again as this would mean doing them every year thats crazy. the rotors are still great shape as the pads did not eat them up so the up side is just need pads down side thats $120 again
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post #15 of 19 Old 01-25-2016, 10:38 AM
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I would just go with a good quality ceramic pad
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