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I need to change brake pads on the rear of my 2012 JKR. Sounds simple enough, but all the youtube vids I see have people ALSO changing the rotors. Can't I just put on new brake pads? Am I missing something?
 

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Awesome. Thats what i thought. But was not sure why everyone was replacing both. I was originally going to have 4wheelparts do it when it was in for a balance and rotate. But they said the only way they do a brake pad change is with new rotors. Their reasoning was that the policy changed from corporate.

so. Just wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing something.
 

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you can bring them to your local auto shop and get them turned for about 10-20 per rotor. They will check for wear and runout. In my opinion I would rather bed new pads on a fresh rotor face than a worn one. The cost to turn or even replace is minimal.
 

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you can bring them to your local auto shop and get them turned for about 10-20 per rotor. They will check for wear and runout. In my opinion I would rather bed new pads on a fresh rotor face than a worn one. The cost to turn or even replace is minimal.
ah, cool. i didnt know that. Thanks all for the input!

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Well, I went with pads only. Very simple install. Maybe rotors next time... they did seem fine this time around.
 
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