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Yellowstuff brakes

I got my Jeep GC Hemi new to me in June 2013, needed brakes, did lots of research and went with Centric rotors and Yellowstuff pads.

I knew they were going to be dusty and I thought I could live with it but they dusted really badly. Braking was good but initial bite seemed lazy, perhaps a fluid flush and stainless lines might improve that.

I did all the break in/bedding procedure to the best of my ability (wife also drives it) and I'd say 3 months in I had a vibration/warped rotor already.

Now, a few months later during my oil change tech tells me I will need new rotors AND pads. I expected I'd be changing rotors but not the pads too. When the weather gets warmer I'll check on it myself and likely won't be going with this combo again. I might give the Hawk's a go or might just give up and go with the Wagner Thermoquiet which I've heard good things about.

Anybody know if the WK2 heavy duty brakes are a direct swap, unlike the SRT? If so it might be a good upgrade (I do some mild boat towing) if they fit in stock wheels.

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Old 03-26-2014, 01:33 PM
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I got my Jeep GC Hemi new to me in June 2013, needed brakes, did lots of research and went with Centric rotors and Yellowstuff pads. I knew they were going to be dusty and I thought I could live with it but they dusted really badly. Braking was good but initial bite seemed lazy, perhaps a fluid flush and stainless lines might improve that. I did all the break in/bedding procedure to the best of my ability (wife also drives it) and I'd say 3 months in I had a vibration/warped rotor already. Now, a few months later during my oil change tech tells me I will need new rotors AND pads. I expected I'd be changing rotors but not the pads too. When the weather gets warmer I'll check on it myself and likely won't be going with this combo again. I might give the Hawk's a go or might just give up and go with the Wagner Thermoquiet which I've heard good things about. Anybody know if the WK2 heavy duty brakes are a direct swap, unlike the SRT? If so it might be a good upgrade (I do some mild boat towing) if they fit in stock wheels. Thanks
No they are not a direct swap. Easiest caliper upgrade is srt brembos.
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