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Re: CONFIRMED! Heavy duty brake bolt on implace of ND brakes

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Soooo...

Last time I did brake work myself was over 25 years ago
I need some good clarification.
I got the list of parts: so far that is: calipers, and rotors. but no mention of pads. If I were to do this swap (I have a 2012 Laredo with 18" wheels).

Questions:
1) What pads should I get? Are the pads different for HD than those for standard duty brakes?
2) are calipers and caliper adapters the same, or different?

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You can keep your original calipers and no need to crack open the lines. The adaptors are used to mount the calipers to the hub. They are separate pieces. I would think that most auto part stores would carry the rotors and pads, so that may save a few bucks over Mopar dealer prices. The adaptors would be a dealer item only though. I am definitely going to do this once the stock pads wear out!

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Re: CONFIRMED! Heavy duty brake bolt on implace of ND brakes

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That is all correct. Bleeding brakes is not too hard though, although once you decide to do it, you can't stop in the middle and try and take it somewhere.

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Wrong. This setup uses the factory calipers and although you remove them from the factory adaptors, there is no need to crack the brake lines open which would remove the requirement to bleed the brakes after the install.
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Re: CONFIRMED! Heavy duty brake bolt on in place of ND brakes

Lol just got a quote to install front ones for $280 plus tax...

Have to wait for my guy out of town who was going for $70


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Re: CONFIRMED! Heavy duty brake bolt on implace of ND brakes

Did this upgrade, only front axle.
Price paid: $152 rotors and pads & $48 for caliper brackets.

Current pricing has dropped:
Power Stop OEK Brake Kits - Best Price OE Powerstop Ceramic Brake Pad & Rotor Kit lists the rotors and pads for $131 including shipping.

Genuine Mopar Parts For Dodge Jeep RAM Chrysler has the brackets.

got a back alley mechanic installed both rotors/pads/ and brackets for $70
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Re: CONFIRMED! Heavy duty brake bolt on implace of ND brakes

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Did this upgrade, only front axle.
Price paid: $152 rotors and pads & $48 for caliper brackets.

Current pricing has dropped:
Power Stop OEK Brake Kits - Best Price OE Powerstop Ceramic Brake Pad & Rotor Kit lists the rotors and pads for $131 including shipping.

Genuine Mopar Parts For Dodge Jeep RAM Chrysler has the brackets.

got a back alley mechanic installed both rotors/pads/ and brackets for $70
Although $70 is pretty cheap the job is very simple. You could have saved the money if you had the time and tools.
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Re: CONFIRMED! Heavy duty brake bolt on implace of ND brakes

Yeah, i could have. When I bought the rotors and pads i had plans for a family member to install, but as my uncle fell really ill my plans collapsed. After more than 25 years of not touching a brake system, i felt it was better to pay for peace of mind. The guy told me to "bed-in" my brake pads--something I dont recall ever hearing before. That made a huge difference in the brakes performance. I am glad he told me what to do, I would have still be wondering why my brakes were not working well.

bedding-in the pads (source: web):

Brake-pad bedding is an important process that removes impurities from the surface of the brake pad and lays down a thin layer of pad residue on the rotor surface. This is accomplished through repeated heated and cooling during braking. These cycles are like Goldilocks and the three bears: temperatures need to be just right to prevent scarring of the brake pad and rotor surfaces, or uneven pad transfer. Follow these easy guidelines and enjoy quiet, smooth and long-lasting braking. While every manufacturer has a different method for bedding in their brake pads, the basics remain the sameóregardless of brand.

After installing your new set of brake pads, follow these simple steps:

Find an open stretch of road that will allow you to safely stop your vehicle multiple times
Accelerate to 35 mph and apply moderate brake pressure to reduce your speed to 5-10 MPH
Repeat this process 3-4 times, the goal is to warm up your brake pads
Now turn up the heat even more by increasing your speed to 45 mph and braking down to 10 mph
Repeat this process 3-4 times
Pro Tip: Itís important to avoid coming to a complete stop during this stage as itís possible to melt brake pads against hot rotors. Of course, should a deer, pedestrian or Sasquatch run onto the road, feel free to mash the brake pedal. Safety first!
Your stop-and-go session is now complete. Park the car and allow the brakes to fully cool for an hour. For best results, avoid pressing down on the brake pedal when parked
While bedding in your brakes can sound like a sensitive procedure, one funky stop isnít going to ruin your efforts. Thereís no need to stress out, just drive safely and avoid emergency stops if at all possible.
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Re: CONFIRMED! Heavy duty brake bolt on in place of ND brakes

Two weeks into upgrade and I am pleased. Vibration is obviously gone, and braking is firm. Do not expect a night and day difference with this upgrade. This upgrade gives you an edge over regular duty brakes; they are effective though. Recommend if you are doing a rotor change for sure.

I dont plan on doing rear brake upgrade mostly because of cost and those rotors are not warped, if they were i would.



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