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post #16 of 25 Old 12-05-2012, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Just replaced the rear brakes with regular ceramic pads and the standard rotors, installed the teraflex big brake kit up front and the larger master cylinder. Very happy with the results since the Jeep is wear the 32" sneakers. I upgraded for the eventual 37" tire upgrade with the larger rolling mass.
Looks like ill just have to go with " normal " brakes for the rear. As for the big break kit can 15" wheels still be used ?


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Looks like ill just have to go with " normal " brakes for the rear. As for the big break kit can 15" wheels still be used ?
No, you'll have to stick with stock sized components.
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No, you'll have to stick with stock sized components.

This gets better and better lol. Looks like normal brakes all around for me

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Ok. So following the advice of a few people I decided to just get OEM replacement rotors, pads and shoes for the rear. Also bought the "hardware kit" clips and runner boots for the bolts.

I opened the box and noticed that the rotors aren't like the ones on the jeep. The ones on the jeep appear thicker and has the slots around the outside. Make sense? These ones are solid and thinner.

Did I get the wrong part or is it just a different style rotor? The brand I got are qualis. The box says the brand as "certified". The brand itself is certified.

I got all the above parts for $166 taxes in. Can't beat that price

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Do yourself a favor, run down to your local Autozone and get their top of the line rotors & pads. Put them on yourself, then go enjoy a nice weekend at a Ritz Carlton with the money you saved.
HIGHLY unlikely you need to replace the emergency brake shoes, and putting on the replacements is a one banana job at best.

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Hi Wavedatya, There is a way of getting around international shipping. What I did: I got myself an address in the U.S. with Shipito. You don't have to use Shipito you can use any other company out there. Just do your research, because they don't all charge the same price to open an account. I find Shipito works well for me and they have reasonable rates.
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Oooops!!! I forgot to mention, you should get yourself an american dollar credit card. Otherwise they may not sell to you even if you have an american address.
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You could try Northridge 4x4, Canada. > http://www.northridge4x4.ca
Maybe they can help you get some good brakes.

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Just replaced the rear brakes with regular ceramic pads and the standard rotors, installed the teraflex big brake kit up front and the larger master cylinder. Very happy with the results since the Jeep is wear the 32" sneakers. I upgraded for the eventual 37" tire upgrade with the larger rolling mass.
TerfFlex big brake kit on 32's? You are going to be able to stop on a dime and give nine cents change! LOL!

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Well, today I tackled my brakes in the rear due to unusual warm weather And warm I mean a few digits above freezing lol.

The job wasn't bad. Hard to get the bolts out and that's typical I suppose. Job was pretty straight forward and while I was there I gave my calipers a really good cleaning and scrubbing with steel brush. The amount of build up and crud was crazy!!!!

Anyways, got rotors off eventually. Replaced with new ones and fresh set of pads. Applied anti seize in between rotor and hub assembly to help the future me and save some time getting a rusted rotor off! Applied brake grease on pins, caliper clips and piston ring.

If anybody reading this has questions let me know. I was gonna do a write up but hands too dirty for iPhone and was too busy to take pictured.

The job cost me $275. That's rotors, pads, brake kit (rubber for pins and new clips). The dealer wanted almost $800 to do this job. So..... I figured I saved a bunch. So I went out and got a new jack and jack stand ( 3 ton) steel brush kit and all the grease I needed!!

The $275 above includes all the above!!! Yes folks! All the above. How could I go wrong there!

Anyways, job well done and had dinner at the keg. Now I'm having a nice cold beer to celebrate

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