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gr8dane 09-18-2010 09:41 AM

what r the best replacment brake/rotors?
 
83,000mi and dealer just told me the front pads and rotors r shot and i have 3-5k left on rear. over 1000$$. replace rear pads and rotors $415.50 front $450.25 preform brake system flush 139.95, total $$1005.70 +TAX.

only reason it was at dealer was for oil change cause they sent discount in mail.

I hav a local shop that is good and i trust, i kno he will hav better price than the sealer price.

any input on what is the best option for replacment parts other than oem.

NOTE: i have 2 inch lift and 32 inch tires, and drive it like i stole it most of the time (fast, hard breaking, Mad highway driving 100+) yep im that guy...

thanks in advance for any help. always find the best advice fom everybody.

DJ BoNiOmArIo 09-18-2010 10:33 AM

Re: what r the best replacment brake/rotors?
 
a lot of people on here like the R1 concept cross drilled and slotted rotors with the combo of thermoquite pads so they don't squeak ... also on top of that the brake flush is easy to do even on ur own ...

that should cost you much less also FYI our jeeps use DOT-3 brake fluid can pick it up at your local walmart

if you wanna go the cheaper route I have some rotors that are in good condition might need some little turning i can sell em for dirt cheap if ur interested

SvenskaJeepGuy 09-18-2010 11:03 AM

Re: what r the best replacment brake/rotors?
 
i bought from my local parts store:
wagner thermoquiets $84
basic rotors $140
brake fluid $8

i did it all myself for only $232

alexm 09-18-2010 01:37 PM

Re: what r the best replacment brake/rotors?
 
You can opt to do it yourself, it's a relatively easy job, mostly taking bolts off and putting them back on. If you get the service manual for your model there will be a step by step guide on replacing the rotors and pads. (you can do it with a Kmart tool set...)

hemi.jon 09-18-2010 02:07 PM

Re: what r the best replacment brake/rotors?
 
i had great results here:
http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php...ghlight=brakes

drilled and slotted with pads, i think it was under $300. They have been amazing. Brakes are a DIY job if you got some basic tools and a $5 caliper spreader.

555ctsv 09-18-2010 07:00 PM

Re: what r the best replacment brake/rotors?
 
Hey Hemi.jon, What all did you need to do that brake job? I just order some new wheels and the brakes need to be replaced. That O-ring you pulled off with a pick, did that need to be replaced or did you just re-use it?

-Other than the kit from ebay and some tools, what else was required?
-Can you post the link to that paint thread?

Thanks!
Here are the wheels, being 18" im pretty sure the brakes will be much more visible than with my stock chrome clads..

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...i/bjester1.jpg

gr8dane 09-18-2010 07:02 PM

Re: what r the best replacment brake/rotors?
 
thanks for the info, i know its possible for me to do it myself, but my local guy takes good care of me when i need him and i dont mind throwing him the work, but i will by the parts. deff gunna look into the drilled and slotted rotors.

KidFresh5.7 09-18-2010 07:42 PM

Re: what r the best replacment brake/rotors?
 
I'm a big tirerack.com fan for everything

hemi.jon 09-19-2010 09:23 AM

Re: what r the best replacment brake/rotors?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 555ctsv (Post 270418)
Hey Hemi.jon, What all did you need to do that brake job? I just order some new wheels and the brakes need to be replaced. That O-ring you pulled off with a pick, did that need to be replaced or did you just re-use it?

-Other than the kit from ebay and some tools, what else was required?
-Can you post the link to that paint thread?

Thanks!
Here are the wheels, being 18" im pretty sure the brakes will be much more visible than with my stock chrome clads..

I didnt ruin the oring so i reused them...it was easy to not damage them. Besides that you will need a mallet to bust the old rears off since they tend to stick to the ebrake pads. Other then that just hand tools and a floor jack. heres a link to the paint thread i followed.
http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php...+caliper+paint

555ctsv 09-19-2010 02:35 PM

Re: what r the best replacment brake/rotors?
 
Thanks Hemi.Jon I just ordered the F+R premiums from R1 Concepts, hopefully i get them by Friday so i can put them on over the weekend. Here's a pic of them on a trailblazer ss

http://ss-shootout.com/site_images/fronts2.jpg

yousmellfunnytoo 09-20-2010 08:13 AM

Re: what r the best replacment brake/rotors?
 
R1 Concepts are just drilled and slotted stockers... Same with the ebay ones, FYI

I've been reading that the oring isnt needed, I put them back on just because, but they were put there during assembly just to keep the rotors from falling off until the line moved to the calipers being mounted

A dead blow hammer will probably work much better than a rubber mallet, I went the rubber mallet way, and pretty much ruined it beating the crap outta my rotors to get them off.

dmsfun 09-20-2010 10:12 AM

Re: what r the best replacment brake/rotors?
 
Stock rotors is all that is needed on a Jeep, cross drilled and slotted rotors will only be a benefit if you run down long mountain roads and are on the brakes hard where the rotors get VERY hot. I have not seen any proof that a slotted drilled rotor has shorter stopping distances than a solid one; they could be longer since contact area with the pads is reduced, and they dirty up your wheels and eat through pads faster. No road race cars ever run drilled rotors as it weakens the structure and they crack when stressed
I'm still on my original brakes at 59k, and thought it would be time for new ones soon, but after checking there's plenty of pad left for many more miles.


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