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Old 02-19-2010, 04:55 PM
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Two Different Brake Rotors for '99 Model Year?

I've recently went to an enhanced aftermarket brake system, left my WJ at the shop and they went ahead to get the parts ordered. The mechanic called me back to say the work was going to be late because his parts guy ordered the wrong rotors and calipers. I said that was fine; however, is it possible to have two different parts of the same thing in a single model year, depending on the VIN?
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:02 PM
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Re: Two Different Brake Rotors for '99 Model Year?

Yes, it is. In mid 2002, Jeep switched from a Teves caliper on the WJ to one made by Akebono. It was because the Teves calipers were causing the front rotors to warp quite rapidy.
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Re: Two Different Brake Rotors for '99 Model Year?

You can look at the rotors & tell the difference.

Some good info on WJJEEPS.com
http://www.wjjeeps.com/brakes.htm
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...e-pics-780296/
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Re: Two Different Brake Rotors for '99 Model Year?

The even odder thing is that I have a 02 that came from the factory with Akebono in the front, and teeves i the back. I looked at the FSB and it only said to replace the front teeves calipers.
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Re: Two Different Brake Rotors for '99 Model Year?

Thanks to all of you that replied! I like doing my own work, and now I know which rotor & pad combo to use. For the last decade, I think I went through at least 15 rotors & pads, before noticing, it wasn't my driving nor this wasn't normal on trucks. I have a 3 series BMW that I bought 15 years ago, and replaced the rotor & pads three times. I just thought trucks burn through brakes more often because of the weight that they need to carry to stop.

After switching to some slotted rotors, I hope this solves the problem.
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Re: Two Different Brake Rotors for '99 Model Year?

I had a 99 laredo 4.7 QD had the same problem went through only 4 sets of rotors even some good after market ones before I changed calipers to akebone then didnt have any problems. good luck
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