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Old 05-28-2015, 07:23 AM
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Re: Brake Life & The Grand Cherokee WK2 ?

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Yeah, no one should be riding you in the right lane. But left lane is passing lane. Too many people forget this simple rule of the road.
I wish the D.O.T., along with the DMV here in Arizona would adopt that rule, like most of the nation has. Here they sit, 10 MPH under the limit, as many as 4 abreast, blocking the entire flow of traffic on freeways. You have no choice but to pass on the right, or any way you can for that matter, in order to get around them. What irritates the hell out of me is that semi's do it all the time. You would think those guys, of all people, would know better.

All it accomplishes is a lot of unnecessary lane changing. Every state in the nation should be required by Federal Law, to have signs posted on limited access highways that read: "Slower Traffic Keep To Right. Keep To Right Except To Pass. Trucks Busses Cars With Trailers Use Right Lane."

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Yeah, no one should be riding you in the right lane. But left lane is passing lane. Too many people forget this simple rule of the road.
There will always be contention. All too often as I'm going the drive down to the DC area on I-95, I get into the passing lane to pass slower traffic and someone invariably has to get on my bumper with flashing lights because I'm not passing fast enough, despite already being above the posted speed limit. I don't stay in the left lane indefinitely, but when I'm there, it's because I'm passing slower traffic. But I'm not going to speed up more to do so...

And sometimes those same impatient people will swerve to the right, pass me (or others) and swerve back before being fully clear, nearly taking my (or someone else's) front bumper off in the process and causing a multi-vehicle, death inducing, accident situation. Staying to the right when not passing is absolutely correct, but being able to have totally unimpeded speeding in the left lane at any time is not a privilege granted to anyone by law or even by common sense.
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Not sure how to post from you tube on here but i think a must see is called (camaro causes big wreck) the one by tim linton almost 4 mil hits.
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I wish the D.O.T., along with the DMV here in Arizona would adopt that rule, like most of the nation has. Here they sit, 10 MPH under the limit, as many as 4 abreast, blocking the entire flow of traffic on freeways. You have no choice but to pass on the right, or any way you can for that matter, in order to get around them. What irritates the hell out of me is that semi's do it all the time. You would think those guys, of all people, would know better.

All it accomplishes is a lot of unnecessary lane changing. Every state in the nation should be required by Federal Law, to have signs posted on limited access highways that read: "Slower Traffic Keep To Right. Keep To Right Except To Pass. Trucks Busses Cars With Trailers Use Right Lane."
It would be nice if signs indicating slower traffic keep right would actually work.... but everybody thinks they are a faster driver, so they don't.

There are some states, Nevada, that have signs asking folks to use the left lanes in order to try to even out road wear--oddly enough those more or less seem to work.

Perhaps signs indicating "Drug crazed speed freaks only" in the left lane might work--but I doubt it particularly since many sleepers are mainly looking at smart phone screens.
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Re: Brake Life & The Grand Cherokee WK2 ?

At least with the signs you can be ticketed for obstructing traffic. Here in Arizona it seems to encourage it because you're allowed to drive whatever speed you want in any lane. It's legal to pass on the right here. Why, I have no idea. People drive horrible enough without having laws that all but encourage it.
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I think the Pickup Truck was equally guilty. That's why even if you are pissed, it's sometimes better to just get out of the jerks way, because you may end up in the middle as the pick up was. I'm no angel on the road but I do get more and more passive as get older

Even on single lane roads, if someone is on my butt I often will pull over.
Recently this happened just as my Radar Detector went off. As soon as I pulled over a cop pulled him over. The cop was right behind him.
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Re: Brake Life & The Grand Cherokee WK2 ?

69609 miles on my 2011 GC Limited with the 5.7l driven by my wife! many road trips, 5-10 trips annually towing the E3 camper (3800lbs) and still on the original brakes (HD Brakes).
I guess time is coming up that I will probably need new brakes and probably a new battery here soon - and probably at the most inopportune time!
Are folks sticking with OEM brakes pads and rotors? I have no complaints at all with them, other than the replacement pricing I'm seeing online!
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82,000 on Overland with HD brakes, plenty of pad left, and I'm not gentle.
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Re: Brake Life & The Grand Cherokee WK2 ?

My WK2 is still a baby so it's nice to see these great reports of high
miles on brakes. I had an S-10 Blazer that needed pads every 20-30k. My last car is one of those 100k break change vehicles. I was worried about the WK2 cause it's so heavy but seems like the brake system is adequately sized.

On a vehicle with a long interval like this, I would likely change pads and rotors with OEM parts so I get another quiet and trouble free interval out of them. Just my .02.
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Re: Brake Life & The Grand Cherokee WK2 ?

Well Back to the topic I am at 108000mi and just got a Squeak, so it is that time. This has been an Awesome Jeep (My 5th) I do mixed Driving Morning I fly into work Going home is a Nightmare Stop and Go
(got to love the Dan Ryan or Stevenson) I am very happy with the OME Pads and looking to get a Price for pads from the Stealer and do them myself.

Sorry just got to comment on the J-O that was in the pick-up that did not move over and let the Car fly by Really would it be that much to let that GOOF fly by !!!! both are to blame and the only one that got the Raw deal was the Trucker. (my 2cent No need to comment )


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For you guys that have accrued some mileage on your Grand Cherokee's, I was wondering what kind of mileage your getting out of your brake pads, along with what type of driving you do? City stop and go, highway, towing, mountains, a combination, etc. It's a fairly heavy vehicle, and I was just wondering.

Also, Have any of you guys changed out the pads yourself, and how did it go? Speaking for myself, I've never turned a rotor in my life. In over 45 years of motorcycle ownership I've never found a need to either. Most motorcycle dealerships seem to agree, because when I had them do disk brake jobs on my various bikes through the years, they never turned or replaced a rotor either. It just isn't necessary. I'm beginning to think this is a racket brake shops are into for the buck. And when most do it, they cut way more than is actually required. Usually to be able to sell you new rotors because they purposely took them, "under the minimum".

I could see it if someone let their brakes go, and had the rivets gouge the disk from neglect. But under normal conditions I don't see the necessity of making the turning of rotors mandatory. Anyway, I was wondering if pad replacement is as easy as on most vehicles, or if there is something more involved?
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At 80k on OEM brakes, still going strong


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