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Time for rear brake pads.

Time for rear brake pads. Any recommendations? little off road, is my DD and drive 50 miles of highway 5 days a week. Thank you all for your input.

Dealer wanted to charge me $290.... WTF Thats what I get for trying to be lazy and asking

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i got my rear pads from the dealer for 120


i would recommend sticking with the mopar branded pads, they will work the best
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$290?! $120?!

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I just bought EBC Green's for the rear of mine. He's got Hawk's too. $64 for either.

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i would recommend sticking with the mopar branded pads, they will work the best
Considering most people have had theirs go out prematurely, what makes you think the Mopar pads are best?
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I know most people arent going to agree but Im a fan of ebay brakes.

I got a set of four slotted rotors and 8 ceramic pads for my F150 off ebay for 250. They work great, no brake dust, and have held up as well as any I have put on. Their on a F150 supercrew with 35s so not the easiest task. When its time for the JK, I will be doing the same.

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$290?! $120?!

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I just bought EBC Green's for the rear of mine. He's got Hawk's too. $64 for either.



Considering most people have had theirs go out prematurely, what makes you think the Mopar pads are best?
X2. I got the Hawks. I've only had them on for about a week but they are quiet and work at the very least as well as OEM, if not better.

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Yeah Woods is the man I got my replacements before Woods started selling the EBC's.

Got the Akebono ProACT pads from placeforbrakes.com and they are doing really well so far. About 40k miles and very little wear.

Oh and we turn off the ESP (partial off) whenever practical.........I'm convinced it eats the rear pads.

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EBC greens. Big improvement over Mopar.

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Just want to say thank you all for your tips, advice, and experience. Will be ordering mine today.

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Yeah Woods is the man I got my replacements before Woods started selling the EBC's.

Got the Akebono ProACT pads from placeforbrakes.com and they are doing really well so far. About 40k miles and very little wear.

Oh and we turn off the ESP (partial off) whenever practical.........I'm convinced it eats the rear pads.
I always hit the off (partially off) button whenever I drive it.Damn safety shit anyways

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Yeah I know the hokey-pokey bodybrdg but I'm happy with partial off and so are my rear brakes.

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What are you trying to prove?
That the ESP can be permanently disabled if you want

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I used some ceramic ones from autozone because I needed them "now" they work better than stock at least.
Oh and you know I did a brake change video in the write-up forum.
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around what mileage do I need to start looking to replace the pads? Mostly highway driving and some wheelin a few times a month... and are there any stickies on here on how to do it myself? Never done it before but want to learn how...


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around what mileage do I need to start looking to replace the pads? Mostly highway driving and some wheelin a few times a month...
Depends...mine were getting low at 16,000 miles. Just inspect them yourself. Worse case scenario is that you'll hear the brake sensor squeal when they get low enough.

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Oh and you know I did a brake change video in the write-up forum.
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odd, im at 42K now and during last rotation looked at the brakes. 40% and 50% remaining front and rear. i was surprised and asked the jeep tech is this normal for the miles, he said yep, they wear better than the mini-vans.

im more surprised since all the highway driving i do going to and from events.

though i do plan on a brake upgrade. most likely the TF brake package


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I used some ceramic ones from autozone because I needed them "now" they work better than stock at least.
Oh and you know I did a brake change video in the write-up forum.
Hey, I bought the same ones......lifetime Warranty...so WTF?

Thanks for posting the video, I'm sure it will come in very handy when I'm ready to replace mine.
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X2. I got the Hawks. I've only had them on for about a week but they are quiet and work at the very least as well as OEM, if not better.
Here's another vote for the Hawks! They rock!

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odd, im at 42K now and during last rotation looked at the brakes. 40% and 50% remaining front and rear...
Damn that would have been nice. I didn't realize how bad they were at ~21k until they started scrubbing into the rotors (the squeelers never squeeled). Stupid pads were thinner than a fingernail. Only the rears though, still lots of meat on the fronts. Maybe all our FL sand gets through 'em quicker. Also I leave the ESP on most of the time, think I'll reconsider that position!

edit... oh I replaced them with the mid price pads at NAPA, it's close to home and I always had good luck with their pads on my truck. I think it was about $40 or $50 for the rear pads.

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odd, im at 42K now and during last rotation looked at the brakes. 40% and 50% remaining front and rear. i was surprised and asked the jeep tech is this normal for the miles, he said yep, they wear better than the mini-vans.

im more surprised since all the highway driving i do going to and from events.

though i do plan on a brake upgrade. most likely the TF brake package
ummm.. you get more mileage BECAUSE of all the highway driving. Think about it- driving 100 highway miles you hardly use the brakes at all. But 100 city miles you will be on the brakes almost constantly.
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ummm.. you get more mileage BECAUSE of all the highway driving. Think about it- driving 100 highway miles you hardly use the brakes at all. But 100 city miles you will be on the brakes almost constantly.
let me explain in more detail then...

spent 2 years in las vegas driving 100 miles a day to and from work and GF work. 6 months of doing this and an oil change every 3-4 weeks... put a lot of miles on it quickly

went to kansas and drove 12 miles city driving to and from work.

once i started deploying (past year and a half) its been city driving mostly and had 27k on the jeep. build started. now have 42k and folks have jeep when im gone and its all city driving, when im around its wheeling and more highway driving. though i just put on nearly 5k with the trip to moab, vegas and back.

6 speed and i let the engine assist in braking. with the larger tires, stopping would kill the brakes, so down shift and let the engine assist.


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mmmmm, ok.... A bunch of highway miles, and a bunch of engine braking. And you find it "odd" that your brakes have lasted 42k miles?

ME- automatic, and 6 miles to my office with 12 stops in between. Rear brakes replaced at 24k.
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