Anyways, my brakes are pulsing like hell, and after talking to a couple people I trust, we've come to the conclusion that my rotors are probably warped. So.... um... can I assume rotors are specific sizes and such.
Any brands I should avoid totally? Any I should look at no matter the price? And tricks to not having to knock them off with a hammer in a fit of rage?
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I replaced both front rotors on mine a few months ago. I got something caught in the right caliper and destroyed the rotor while I was towing it. I replaced both rotors and sets of pads just to keep them consistent.
I bought the rotors and pads at Napa on Jefferson. Get the more expensive ones ($60ish each), they are made better and are ready to mount without turning. I also went with the ceramic pads.... (Perhaps you could make some and save a little money ) Total cost was just over $200.
It took me less than an hour to do both sides. Easy to do: 1) take off wheel, 2) remove caliper, 3) take the two clips off the lugs w/needle nose pliers, 4) take off rotor (it will slide off quite easily, no need for BFH).
Reverse process, skipping #3 (you don’t need the clips), install new pads before reinstalling the caliper. One note of warning: the threads on the bolts that hold the calipers on will strip if you over-tighten them, so be gentle.
For an 05 all you need to ask for is the 05 Wrangler rotors. It's easy for you. On my 99 they decided to change the rotors in mid year so it's a little more complicated. No more than a 45 minute job from jack up to jack down.
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1BLKJP, how do you tell which rotors you have? What is the difference? Mine are still good but whenever I find interesting info like this, I add it to my Jeep notes so when I need it I have the info on hand. Thanks.
99 SE with less than 43K on the clock and a few mods......
There is a difference in offset for the rotor I believe.. I had this issue with my mom's XJ which is a 99 as well, so I think its an all 99 Jeep issue. But it has something to do with a different mounting surface offset or inner diameter or something.