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Grand Cherokee WK2 (2012) Brake Pad/Rotors

Just passed 75k miles on the original rotors/pads on my '12 Grand Cherokee (WK2). Brakes appear to be fine with a little shudder if I suddenly brake at 80+mph.

I know this means it's about time to redo the brakes. Looking for y'all feedback on what you do. Do you take it to the dealer (estimate for all 4 corners) or DIY.

If DIY, what's some good websites or recommended pads/rotors to shop for?

Sometimes I do it myself, sometimes not. Haven't decided yet

TIA for all feedback.

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Re: Grand Cherokee WK2 (2012) Brake Pad/Rotors

A lot of people that visit this thread will offer options for brake pads/rotors etc and sites to visit for install,me,as I got older,just plain don't want to do it myself anymore.My personal preference is Mopar Parts.
Like i said,as I got older the dealership gets my business(just a preference,I just like everything for my Jeep to come from Jeep and installed by Jeep Techs, but again,that's my personal preference),as for pricing,that will be polar,varying price menus depending where you go.Ofcourse,doing it yourself will just be the cost of parts and sweat equity.
Ceramics,I believe,will be the most expensive,then tiered down from there.
Again,personal preference is Mopar.I usually check online to see if there are any specials. Moparservicespecials.com. But that's me,lazy
Hawk seem to be popular,they are ceramic so less brake dust I believe(reading other threads) pretty expensive too,as I noted,I use Mopar.
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Re: Grand Cherokee WK2 (2012) Brake Pad/Rotors

I'm a DIY guy personally. The worst part about brakes is all the cleaning. Which, is the reason I DIY. Most shops just shove the filthy pistons back into the calipers. That is great for the seals and not healthy for the fresh brake fluid you just put in.
Anyway, brake choice will depend on what you expect out of them.
Commuter with occasional light towing- OEM are fine.
Towing often/ moderate loads- OEM rotors are ok, upgrade to a better pad (EBC, Hawk, Power Stop, etc)
Towing in mountain regions, heavy tow- Matching LT (light truck) brake set. Manufacturers select materials that will work together and produce desired results. The compound of the rotor is just as important as the pad.

I've been a EBC Brakes fan for a long time. That's all I run on the race bike. They aren't cheap but they are good. Folks have been pleased with Hawk Brakes as well. There is also Power Stop Brakes which is moderately priced but has good reviews.
I have seen good long term (30k mile) reports on Power Stop rotors (using another brand of pad) and also EBC (25k mile) rotors with Red Stuff pads.

My usual purchase places are CarID or Amazon. Good luck!
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Re: Grand Cherokee WK2 (2012) Brake Pad/Rotors

Brakes are one of the easiest DIY projects you can do. Simple tools and a set of jackstands and you are in business. Two reasons to diy...

You save a ton of money! Buy parts from rock auto and get some nice upgraded slotted rotors and premium ceramic pads.

You know everything has been cleaned, lubed, torqued and properly broken in by yourself! No way I trust a high school educated technician who is paid by book rates (job time) to do a good job with brakes. They throw brake jobs together as quickly as possible be used that's how they make the most money.

Do it yourself and learn a life long skill that will save you thousands over the long run. Not to mention the peace of mind of doing it all yourself.
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