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post #1 of 21 Old 09-23-2008, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Question Brakes

I noticed that I need new rear brake pads and I am going to do this my self. The question is am I in for any surprises? I mean this has never been a problem on any other vehicle but with the JK I just thought I would ask.

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No surprises. They're just like any other vehicle.
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I replaced front and rear on mine @ 4500 miles. piece of cake

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What are you doing that requires you to replace the rears so soon??? They should last 100k.
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I dunnno about 100K on a JK, lots of people have had to replace them at 20-30K
*most* vehicles will do an easy 70K on the back brakes but the JKs seem a little different
I haven't looked at mine (21K) but I will when I do my brake lines this week.
I need to check and see if Hawk makes pads for the JK, had them on my old superchaged pickup and they worked great.

edit: looks like hawk makes front pads only, but in 2 compounds, high perfomance street or light truck/SUV

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Ive got 25k on my jeep and my rears will need to be changed in the next couple months.

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What are you doing that requires you to replace the rears so soon??? They should last 100k.
I had to replace mine at 19K. Even the dealership was stunned... Front discs were fine and wearing well, the rear discs were complete toast.

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I have to replace them and I have 29000 miles.

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I haven't looked for myself yet, but aren't there drums and disks in the JK rear?
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I haven't looked for myself yet, but aren't there drums and disks in the JK rear?
Yes, but the drum is th parking brake.
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I had 8700 on my rears and they ate through to my rotors. My dealer would not cover them so I had too buy new pads and rotors.. My front were down to 20% so I changed my front pads at the same time! They said it was due to my 2.5 lift and over sized tires!!!!!

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What are you doing that requires you to replace the rears so soon??? They should last 100k.
We've got 28k on ours and the rears are almost gone. Front is still fine. My theory is the ESP is using the back brakes a lot more than we realize to limit acceleration, etc.

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We've got 28k on ours and the rears are almost gone. Front is still fine. My theory is the ESP is using the back brakes a lot more than we realize to limit acceleration, etc.
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Hadn't thought about the ESP angle. I had mine replaced (rears) at 40,585 miles. My Durango went 85,000 miles before I had them replaced, well into my second set of tires. I was surprised that I had to replace them so quickly. A good 2/3 of my driving is highway so I was expecting much more mileage than that! And I hadn't even had the trailer that long, or towed it very far before the brakes needed replacing. Oh, well. Its a jeep. Just Empty Every Pocket. Mine especially (see my bad gas thread).

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Extra weight of 4 door+ bigger tires+ driving in alot of mud= replacing pads@4500 miles.

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my rears were shot by 24K. i couldn't believe it. taught me that i need to keep an eye on the pads for the jk. they don't seem to last like they should...

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I have an Unlimited X w/auto trans and I just had to replace my rear pads at 21,000 miles. I do have larger wheels and tires but they are just stock Rubicon items. Jeep (and by extension, Chrysler) continues to disappoint me with their piss poor build quality.
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I have 44k miles, and my rears are going to need changing in the next 5k miles or so. As far as I am aware, the after market only offers front pads, and nothing for the rear yet, so you are stuck with buying factory pads. EBC and Hawk offer front pads, but I doubt they've sold many yet, as my fronts look like they will get twice as much use as the rears.
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