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post #1 of 10 Old 07-29-2009, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Best Brake Pads?

So I'm about to put on some new 35's and a lift so figure I mind as well replace the brake pads in the process...

Instead of going with Mopar or whatever Pep Boys has I figured I'd check here first to see if there any recommendations. With running 35's I'm assuming I might need a little extra stopping power so was wondering if there's any particular ones I should be looking at. Thanks in advance!
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I personally like the Hawk HPS pads and have used them for years...they just don't appear to have rears available yet.

I have used the HawkCeramic before as well and think that they MAY be nice for those slow offroad braking. MAybe there would be less noise but overall I still think the HPS would be better.

I have never used thier LTS pads that are available for the JK and I am unfamiliar. I have also used thier racing carbon pads and those certainly would not be the right match. Does not look like they are available for the jK anyway, lol

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The High Performance Street / HPS compound offers a higher coefficient of friction over stock brake pads and can provide you 20-40% more stopping power and higher resistance to brake fade than standard replacement pads. Less fade means you’ll have a highly durable brake pad with less brake dust
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  • HB569F.650 Disc Brake Pad; HPS Performance Street w/0.650 Thickness; Front;
  • HB569Y.650 Disc Brake Pad; LTS w/0.650 Thickness; Front;
  • HB569Z.650 Disc Brake Pad; Performance Ceramic w/0.650 Thickness; Front;

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I can't give you any suggestions on brands. I'd probably just go get some performance frictions down at Autozone....

just make sure you get the rotors turned before you slap on the brakepads and it wouldn't hurt to put some anti-squeel on the back of the pads.
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I have Akebono ProACT Ultra Premium Ceramic pads on mine and they work fine.

Front - ACT1273
Rear - ACT1274

I tried some EBC Green Stuff pads and didn't have much success with them:

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7527
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I have been doing some research on this lately, as I am looking to sell JK brake pads in my store. I have not made a final decision yet. High performance brakes are geared toward working best when they get hot. Since we need cold stopping power it Hawk was removed from my list. EBC and Akenobo where then the top contenders. The EBC Green Stuff pads are supposed to be great, but I found a review on them where they fell apart pre-maturely. I'm certain that for the most part EBC makes a great product. The article that I found could only conclude that this must have been a bad batch. Now the top contender is Akanobo. I've got a couple calls into them to see about becoming a dealer. If I hear anything positive, I'll post up.

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And there's the article...

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I have Akebono ProACT Ultra Premium Ceramic pads on mine and they work fine.

Front - ACT1273
Rear - ACT1274

I tried some EBC Green Stuff pads and didn't have much success with them:

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7527

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check out Alpha-1 kit
https://jkowners.com/forum/showthread...925#post152925

I believe you can get just the pads also
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Looks like the Akebono's are out. They don't make a high performance brake pad for the JK. Only OEM.

The quest for better brake pads continues.

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Looks like the Akebono's are out. They don't make a high performance brake pad for the JK. Only OEM.

The quest for better brake pads continues.
I got the rear proact after Phil's writeup. I am hoping they are better than oem. Of course I don't have 35's so it's less of an issue but there was a slight difference (for the better) in feel when I changed the rears. I'm getting ready to do the fronts shortly and we'll see how it stops with 32's.

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I can't give you any suggestions on brands. I'd probably just go get some performance frictions down at Autozone....

just make sure you get the rotors turned before you slap on the brakepads and it wouldn't hurt to put some anti-squeel on the back of the pads.
No, no, no. Don't ever turn rotors unless they are scarred or warped. Check and sand as needed to remove varnish if they are within spec. Also the rotors only have .040" before minimum thickness. When I changed the rears, the thickness and straightness were still dead on. YMMV

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I got the rear proact after Phil's writeup. I am hoping they are better than oem. Of course I don't have 35's so it's less of an issue but there was a slight difference (for the better) in feel when I changed the rears. I'm getting ready to do the fronts shortly and we'll see how it stops with 32's.
I only asked Akebono about the fronts. Akebono makes the OEM brakes for Jeep. I don't know if the rears are a different higher performance brake pad.

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