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brake pads change

Its about time to change my brake pads just wanted to know what everyone used. What brand is better than the other?
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EBC makes a good one only negative is a lot of break dust

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i used autozone duralast ceramic pads on the rear. No complaints here.
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having gone through many brands before on my other vehicles

nothing in my opinion performs as well as OEM pads and rotors, that is all i use
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Thanks guys wasn't sure if there were some magical brake pads out there for the jk
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EBC, see Woods, he's a vendor here on JKO

http://www.jeepswag.com/

OR what I got on mine Akebono ProAct from http://www.placeforbrakes.com/

Also.........search is your friend, there are quite a few threads on brake pads and experiences

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i used autozone duralast ceramic pads on the rear. No complaints here.
I would like to dispute this. I put on Autozone rears. They lasted only 10K (stock was 24K), and the passenger inside pad warning spring broke at some point. This allowed the pad to wear completely off and the metal base machined the rotor.
I replaced with EBC through Woods (and a new rotor). I also have EBC on the front.
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Thanks guys. But search is not my friend. It doesn't like my search topics I always get threads that have nothing to do with my initial search. But I'm definately gonna look into EBC :-).
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I have 51,000 km on my jeep, still the original pads.

They need to be changed soon, but what are you guys getting?
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I'm at 27,000 miles
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I have 51,000 km on my jeep, still the original pads.

They need to be changed soon, but what are you guys getting?
X2 on that. I have 51400k and origional pads. But I can feel that I'll need to replace soon.

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my first set of rear went at 17000, just put on the front and rears again at 32000, only did the rears again since it was coming up on the 2nd 17000 again. All in all the change of front and rears plus rotating the tires took an hour tops.
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Anyone know the price of OEM brake pads.
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I think if you wheel alot in snow or mud you chew through the pads quicker. Doesn't the "traction control" just apply the brakes to a slipping wheel?

I always shut off the esp when I am wheeling, you guy think that has anything to do with it?
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I would like to dispute this. I put on Autozone rears. They lasted only 10K (stock was 24K), and the passenger inside pad warning spring broke at some point. This allowed the pad to wear completely off and the metal base machined the rotor.
I replaced with EBC through Woods (and a new rotor). I also have EBC on the front.

Wow, sounds like a bad batch. I'll keep an eye out on mine.

I hope you disputed this with autozone. I use to work at autozone (10 years ago) and they would reimburse you the expenses even if you didn't install the pads correctly.

Thanks again for the warning.
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Wow, sounds like a bad batch. I'll keep an eye out on mine.

I hope you disputed this with autozone. I use to work at autozone (10 years ago) and they would reimburse you the expenses even if you didn't install the pads correctly.

Thanks again for the warning.
I read the warranty and off-road driving voids it. Still not sure if I should try.
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I read the warranty and off-road driving voids it. Still not sure if I should try.
FWIW - I never questioned anybody when i did returns at autozone...customer service was more important... the motto of "the squeeky wheel gets the oil".
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