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Front disc replacement

I just replaced the rear pads on my 06 WK and now need to address the fronts. The pads up there still have some material left. But under hard braking at highway speeds I get a lot of shuddering. None at speeds under 55mph, nor around town in regular driving. Only when braking hard on the highway.

No uneven tire wear or cupping. It's done this through different sets of tires (old factory one and new Revo2s). And through tire rotations, so I'm inclined to believe it's not the rubber or their mounting. Again, it only happens at higher speeds under hard braking. And it doesn't translate to a steering wiggle, just wheel vibration.

Sound like rotor warp?

If so whose are worth considering? I've never been thrilled with the braking action of the WK (especially the ABS on wet stuff like leaves). So an upgrade would be worth considering. Any suggestions? Or how about stuff to avoid?
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:57 PM
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Re: Front disc replacement

Sounds like warped rotors. Stillen makes some really nice drilled rotors that would help quite a bit.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:24 PM
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Re: Front disc replacement

I vote raybestos high performance off Rockauto. They are great, quiet, and stop amazingly. Buy the matching pads for greatest benefit. Install is a breeze.
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Re: Front disc replacement

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I vote raybestos high performance off Rockauto. They are great, quiet, and stop amazingly. Buy the matching pads for greatest benefit. Install is a breeze.

I have Raybestos ceramic pads on mine. Very pleased with them. I paired 'em up with EBC High Performance Slotted/Dimpled Rotors. Huge improvement over stock.
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Any issue with using Stillen or Raybestos up front with the stock ones still on the rear?
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Any issue with using Stillen or Raybestos up front with the stock ones still on the rear?
I haven't had any. Slotted/dimpled rotors up front w/ stock rotors rear and a ceramic pads all around. Been runnin that way for about 3 years.
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Re: Front disc replacement

Definitely warped rotors! Notorious in the WK. Hope the WK2 is better!
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Definitely warped rotors! Notorious in the WK. Hope the WK2 is better!


lol. The WJ had the same problem and every one said "Hope the WK is better."
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