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Resurface or Replace Rotors? Pad Recommendations

I have a 2014 Eco Diesel Overland with 4wd, 50k miles. My rotors must be warped because I'm getting a lot of vibration in the steering wheel when breaking.

Should I replace the rotors or have them resurfaced? Does the ED have the HD braking rotors?

Pad and rotor brand recommendations would be helpful.
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Re: Resurface or Replace Rotors? Pad Recommendations

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I have a 2014 Eco Diesel Overland with 4wd, 50k miles. My rotors must be warped because I'm getting a lot of vibration in the steering wheel when breaking.

Should I replace the rotors or have them resurfaced? Does the ED have the HD braking rotors?

Pad and rotor brand recommendations would be helpful.
Thanks
The ECD and Hemi have the same brake system--thats why you need 18 inch wheels or better.

50K sounds like a VERY small amount of mileage on them to be bothering you this way.
Are you sure it is rotors, or possibly is it something else?

Rotor warpage is easily checked, which I would recommend having a qualified mechanic do before you spend the bucks and pain on replacing rotors only to find out that isn't it.

Have you had someone replace/repair a tire/wheel? Overtorque can warp a rotor, and some places use gorillas or torque sticks instead of a torque wrench...

If they are warped, few reputable shops will resurface them. Too much chance of repeat complaints. But pay for a check first.
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Re: Resurface or Replace Rotors? Pad Recommendations

I had to replace the front rotors on my 2014 ED at 44,000, they were badly warped. Good thing I did too because both inner front pads were down to within a few hundred miles of the backing plates, outer pads still had 25% life left.

I installed new Centric cryo prepped rotors, not a lot more than the cost of resurfacing rotors these days. On my previous two SUV's I'd done the slotted rotors but never liked the increased brake pedal pressure required to make up for the loss of surface area when slotting. Running Hawk LTS pads front and rear, love the bite but will get occasional noise on really hot days. But this combination offers great braking bite, I tow my 6500 lb trailer with confidence.

Got all my parts from TireRack, had everything in stock. Could have saved a few $$ getting the rotors from Rock, but then I would have needed to go elsewhere for pads anyway. One-stop shopping with someone who has it all in stock and knows what they're talking about is worth more to me than saving a couple of $$.
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Re: Resurface or Replace Rotors? Pad Recommendations

Would you still got with the LTS Hawks if you weren't towing? I don't tow but travel a lot for work and was just curious if a different Hawk pad would be better suited for me? Do you happen to have the part number for the rotors you purchased?
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Re: Resurface or Replace Rotors? Pad Recommendations

Not likely warped. Most likely uneven friction material transfer. If your pad wear is noticeably uneven then the caliper is hanging up.

A good read:
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Re: Resurface or Replace Rotors? Pad Recommendations

Personally I change rotors,just my choice,i know its more expensive,but having rotors turned never seems to cure the problem,so I opt for new rotors bearings etc.Have NEVER needed them on a Jeep,not even old faithful,my 1990 Wrangler,but on my old Bronco,with the lift and off roading,needed to do it 3 times.Again,jusy my personal choice to replace.
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Re: Resurface or Replace Rotors? Pad Recommendations

Just get new rotors and pads. Not gonna break the bank. Don't mess with it.

You might consider better rotors.

Driving habits can affect how quickly they can warp.

Are you towing?
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Re: Resurface or Replace Rotors? Pad Recommendations

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Just get new rotors and pads. Not gonna break the bank. Don't mess with it.

You might consider better rotors.

Driving habits can affect how quickly they can warp.

Are you towing?
I tow probably 4000 miles a year, with a good bit of it through the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. No problems here. However, I am very conscious to not leave the brakes clamped at a stop after heavy braking.
Read the link above. Driving habits, yes. Warpage, not so much. A great set of stoppers won't do much better if they aren't suited for the application.
EBC makes great brakes. Around $400 per axle, if the OP wants a swap.
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Just get new rotors and pads. Not gonna break the bank. Don't mess with it.

You might consider better rotors.

Driving habits can affect how quickly they can warp.

Are you towing?
I don't tow. There is very little reviews on here about Hawk or EBC. Is it the EBC red or green?
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Re: Resurface or Replace Rotors? Pad Recommendations

I went with Hawk LTS pads and Centric rotors. Will update with a review.
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Re: Resurface or Replace Rotors? Pad Recommendations

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I have a 2014 Eco Diesel Overland with 4wd, 50k miles. My rotors must be warped because I'm getting a lot of vibration in the steering wheel when breaking.

Should I replace the rotors or have them resurfaced? Does the ED have the HD braking rotors?

Pad and rotor brand recommendations would be helpful.
Thanks

I get a lot of vibration in my steering wheel as well when braking. Typically only when I'm in the mountains (Colorado) and have to use my brakes for long periods of time (coming down passes, etc.). I'm thinking that the strenuous braking going down the hills is heating them up, causing them to warp / wobble.
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