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post #1 of 10 Old 01-14-2017, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Brake wear issues

So I have managed to wear the OEM brake pads down to 2mm on the rear. Time for new pads. OR is it time to upgrade?

First off the brake pads are worn oddly. Read inside pads are down to 2mm and the rear outside pads are at 8mm. That seems odd to me that the inside pads are nearly gone yet the outside pads are still more than a 1/4" inch. The front pads are at 8mm as well. What's going wrong here?

So that is my first question.

So do I upgrade? I was looking for brake pads online and of course I found full kits with rotors and pads and other kits that included the calipers. I'm not familiar with the Powerstop brand, but I see them everywhere. I've searched the forums a bit but I have not found much if any information on them.

My JKU is 3" lifted with GoodYear Duratrac 315/70/17 tires. I know enough to know bigger tires may need bigger brakes.


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The rear pads will wear more than the front and the inner pads will wear slightly more than the outers - with ABS, Anti-roll, stability and traction control all taking their "sip at the well" of brake pad consumption. lack of lube on the rails will add to the inner wear. Driven medium to aggressive - rears should last 20K or more and fronts should last 30K or more. No need to upgrade if you aren't under those #s.

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The rear pads will wear more than the front and the inner pads will wear slightly more than the outers - with ABS, Anti-roll, stability and traction control all taking their "sip at the well" of brake pad consumption. lack of lube on the rails will add to the inner wear. Driven medium to aggressive - rears should last 20K or more and fronts should last 30K or more. No need to upgrade if you aren't under those #s.
Ok. I forgot to mention mileage. I have 36K miles on the Jeep. 2mm vs 8mm seems like more that "slightly" more worn. So are new pads good enough for now? I just need to do them before the last 2mm wears off. Its f'ing cold here in MN and I don't have heat in my garage. Brrrrrr. Busting knuckles is far more painful in the cold.

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Turn rotors new pads... Call it done.
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Found this video. Very helpful.


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post #6 of 10 Old 01-14-2017, 11:41 PM
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With brakes it is always better safe than sorry! Upgrade is my favorite. I am hard on Jeep parts and I feel pretty much anything is better than the OEM junk that comes on these babys. If you are driving aggressive youll need to use a little more expensive pads. You dont need to spend $500 on pads though. I like Amazon reviews. Check out the 2 & 3 star reviews for a better idea of what not to buy
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Ok. I forgot to mention mileage. I have 36K miles on the Jeep. 2mm vs 8mm seems like more that "slightly" more worn. So are new pads good enough for now? I just need to do them before the last 2mm wears off. Its f'ing cold here in MN and I don't have heat in my garage. Brrrrrr. Busting knuckles is far more painful in the cold.
So I just picked up a set of EBC yellow stuff rear pads as mine are getting down there I only have like 56k on the oem ones haha so I got the life out of them.

I was wondering what you ended up getting for pads?

At the moment my rotors are still nice and flat and no grooves or warpage so I'm just putting the pads on in anticipation of buying the teraflex big rotor kit this summer and then putting new front pads on to match.

Might want to check out that kit if your looking for better stopping power, the kit includes front and rear rotors and caliper brackets. So you still use the oem calipers
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Too cold to work

I ended up with "It's too damn cold to work in my garage!". I have bought the upgrade kit by PowerStop from 4Wheel Parts. They are doing 25% off on PowerStop stuff. For now the parts sit in my garage until such time as it warms up, or it becomes explicitly necessary to find a warm location to do the work. Or last resort have the garage down the street install them for me.



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So I just picked up a set of EBC yellow stuff rear pads as mine are getting down there I only have like 56k on the oem ones haha so I got the life out of them.

I was wondering what you ended up getting for pads?

At the moment my rotors are still nice and flat and no grooves or warpage so I'm just putting the pads on in anticipation of buying the teraflex big rotor kit this summer and then putting new front pads on to match.

Might want to check out that kit if your looking for better stopping power, the kit includes front and rear rotors and caliper brackets. So you still use the oem calipers

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I used a $200 ish complete Autospecialty brake kit from Amazon in the fall. 4 rotors and pads for a little more than $200.

Wasted my money. Even had 5 star rating on Amazon. Brakes whine so bad and coat my wheels in dust. Terrible.
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post #10 of 10 Old 02-08-2017, 01:51 PM
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I have the dynatrac break kit, ate through the rears in 15k miles. this time i just went with cheapest o'reily breaks with a lifetime warranty (will swap them out for free as long there is some pad left).

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