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wkearney99 08-04-2011 09:16 AM

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?

mrtosh 08-04-2011 03:57 PM

Re: Front disc replacement
 
Sounds like warped rotors. Stillen makes some really nice drilled rotors that would help quite a bit.

HEMI57 08-04-2011 05:24 PM

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.

Budasac 08-04-2011 05:38 PM

Re: Front disc replacement
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HEMI57 (Post 459991)
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.


:thumbsup: 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.

wkearney99 08-05-2011 05:29 AM

Re: Front disc replacement
 
Any issue with using Stillen or Raybestos up front with the stock ones still on the rear?

Budasac 08-05-2011 05:37 AM

Re: Front disc replacement
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wkearney99 (Post 460284)
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.

Benzie002 08-05-2011 05:53 PM

Re: Front disc replacement
 
Definitely warped rotors! Notorious in the WK. Hope the WK2 is better!

Budasac 08-05-2011 08:52 PM

Re: Front disc replacement
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Benzie002 (Post 460613)
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." :lol:


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