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Hi All,

Took my 2014 SRT in for service today and complained about squealing brakes - which I complained about at 15,000km and 20,000km services as well (they just lubricated it and said it was good to go). Anyway, today they tell me that my front bake pads AND discs(!!) have to be replaced as they are both below min service levels?

This is my first Jeep, but not my first fast car - I am very suspicious about having to replace my brake discs?? I've had to get the discs resurfaced in other cars when they get to around 30,000kms, but have not had to change them! Can you all tell me if this doesn't seem correct? They want to charge me $1,100 to replace the pads and discs.

I'm going to tell them to hold off on it while I get a second opinion for now.

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Re: New brake pads and discs at 26,000KM?

$1100 isnt bad for OE pads and rotors of this size and quality, personally wouldn't be too surprised if I had to replace my front rotors and pads at 20k.

Check them yourself, I usually change pads when the wear sensor tells me to. I usualy change rotors when they are within 1/2mm of the minimum wear point. Also look around there are cheaper options, fitting isn't that hard there are plenty DIY's for the Brembo's out there.
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Re: New brake pads and discs at 26,000KM?

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$1100 isnt bad for OE pads and rotors of this size and quality, personally wouldn't be too surprised if I had to replace my front rotors and pads at 20k.

Check them yourself, I usually change pads when the wear sensor tells me to. I usualy change rotors when they are within 1/2mm of the minimum wear point. Also look around there are cheaper options, fitting isn't that hard there are plenty DIY's for the Brembo's out there.
Thanks. I plan to take them to a brembo distributor here locally to get an opinion and maybe have them change it if required. I'm just very surprised that I have to change the disc this quickly!
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Re: New brake pads and discs at 26,000KM?

I'm not close to my GC to check but there may be a wear indicator like that shown below on the edge of disk. If not then it will probably have small indentations on the face of the disc about 15-20mm long, 2-3mm wide that will give an indication of wear. Something similar to the image below that shows 2 marks/indentations.


Have you had any vehicle alerts about pads needing to be changed?
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Re: New brake pads and discs at 26,000KM?

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I'm not close to my GC to check but there may be a wear indicator like that shown below on the edge of disk. If not then it will probably have small indentations on the face of the disc about 15-20mm long, 2-3mm wide that will give an indication of wear. Something similar to the image below that shows 2 marks/indentations.


Have you had any vehicle alerts about pads needing to be changed?
I haven't received any alerts from the car that anything needs to be changed. I am not convinced that the dealer is being honest with me, which is why I want to get a second opinion. I'll take some photos when I get to the Brembo dealer.
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Re: New brake pads and discs at 26,000KM?

I have heard some changing pads and rotors at 15000 miles, depends on driving habits, city vs highway miles etc.


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Re: New brake pads and discs at 26,000KM?

I have faced the same problem earlier and thats why i decided to get aftermarket brakes installed... NOT the best choice.... Stocks are probably the least expensive for their performance.. Keep in mind that we have the biggest brakes in the fleet, Lexus and other heavy SUVs do not have anything this big (but they need it).... They do wear fast but thats why you have amazing braking...
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Re: New brake pads and discs at 26,000KM?

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I have faced the same problem earlier and thats why i decided to get aftermarket brakes installed... NOT the best choice.... Stocks are probably the least expensive for their performance.. Keep in mind that we have the biggest brakes in the fleet, Lexus and other heavy SUVs do not have anything this big (but they need it).... They do wear fast but thats why you have amazing braking...
I'm thinking of getting the EBC rotors and staying with stock pads for now. Will let you know how it goes.
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Re: New brake pads and discs at 26,000KM?

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I'm thinking of getting the EBC rotors and staying with stock pads for now. Will let you know how it goes.
That did not work out very effectively for me.

Around 16k miles my factory brakes wore off and ate into the rotors, visibly. I hadn't caught it because I hadn't expected I'll need new breaks so quickly but rotors where shot. I had them turned but shortly afterwards (pretty much the first time it rained) the fronts got warped. At the time I got the EBS rotors (from black ops) and just recently I hit 30k+ miles and replaced the pads in an effort to keep the rotors alive. There's no visible rotor wear, way above the clearance, but somehow ended up with front warped rotors again. It's really frustrating, another $400+ down the drain.

I'm going to go back to OEMs this time and probably when I run into issues next time get some higher end rotor+pad setup. I've resisted spending the extra money since I felt it's applicable for track riding only and I don't track my jeep, but if it gives me better/longer street driving time I'll take it.

So this has just been my experience, I live in Houston where it's hot and we get plenty of wet days to splash your rotors. Before I have these replaced I'm going to go out and do some heavy breaking to make sure it's not just some gunk on the rotors but it's been this way for a while so I think they're warped. Basic conclusion is that this happened before any significant wear on the EBS rotors, they look as good as the day I got them and have no lip at all, while to my factory rotors it happened after they were severely degraded and turned.
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