Brake talk again!
I went into my local auto parts store on Saturday to get brake pads for my 2013 Wrangler Sport. I just turned 50,000 miles and really have no braking issues, but was going to change the pads anyway. I have replaced brakes on virtually every car I ever owned but this was the first time on a Wrangler. The parts manager waited on me. He was an old crusty fella that looked like he had been around the block a couple times. I've read numerous times on this forum that the primary braking on the newer Wrangler models comes from the rear. During our conversation I had mentioned this to the old crusty fella and he looked at me like I was crazy. He told me there was no way in hell that the dominant braking occured in the rear. He said if that was the case you would experience what he described as "hydroplaning" everytime you applied your brakes. He went as far as to show me the difference in size of the front pads compared to the rear pads. The front pads were "beefier and thicker" then the rear pads and that, according to him, was because the primary braking occurs in the front. I had no other ammunition for this discussion other then what I read on this forum. Can anyone link me to articles, tech manuals, that support this theory.