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jenmal 08-13-2013 01:29 PM

New Rotors, still surging????
 
hey gang,
I had the old wj warped rotors issue or I think, because when i would come to a stop the rig would surge a bit like it was moving across a warped surface. Swapped out the rotors, new pads, and I have read now that the breakin is something to do after a rotor swap, so i may have driven it too hard at first to get compression in the brake lines, but it has only been a couple of days, and the surging is still there. I admit I did not torque the wheels after i put them on tightly, but I did the very next day after the death wobble happened. Could a stuck caliper (Teves) cause this, or should I be looking at something else? I hate to think that the new rotors, even Chinese, would warp that fast!:confused:

Frango100 08-13-2013 02:17 PM

Re: New Rotors, still surging????
 
Death wobble and surging brakes are different items. Death wobble is cuased by play in suspension and/or steering components, while warped rotors cause the brake pedeal to surge.
Don't think that the rotors warp that fast. have a look at all the suspension components and the steering rods for play/wear.

jenmal 08-13-2013 02:28 PM

Re: New Rotors, still surging????
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Frango100 (Post 875171)
Death wobble and surging brakes are different items. Death wobble is cuased by play in suspension and/or steering components, while warped rotors cause the brake pedeal to surge.
Don't think that the rotors warp that fast. have a look at all the suspension components and the steering rods for play/wear.

I will be taking a good look at the suspension this evening to ensure there is no odd play anywhere. As far as the surging, its the whole car surging which originally led me to the obvious conclusion that the rotors were bad hence the swap out, which is why I asked if a possible stuck caliper could cause the surging of the vehicle when braking. Thanks!

cheapjeep 08-13-2013 02:37 PM

Re: New Rotors, still surging????
 
Did you change all 4 rotors? Also on a WJ Chinese rotors are just throwing money away.Sadly they won't make a year. If you changed the front and it still surges coming to a stop the rears are probably shot too or vice versa. WJs are tough on even the best rotors. Best I've ever done is 4 years on the really good stuff even with Akebono calipers.


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