2000 TJ brake pads... - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-06-2009, 01:26 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 155
2000 TJ brake pads...

Anyone know the style/brand of some 2000 TJ brake pads??.. Wheres a good place to pick them up?...

Also is there a DIY for changing these anywhere to be found??..
Thanks!

ab8140 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-06-2009, 01:30 PM   #2
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 32,276
Images: 2
What size tires do you have on your TJ? I ask because if they are big enough, they require a bit more stopping help.

__________________
Remember that having a different opinion doesn't also require one to be a jerk when expressing it.

When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-06-2009, 01:37 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 155
^^^ 31x10.5
ab8140 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-06-2009, 01:40 PM   #4
that's what she said

WF Supporting Member
 
jgano23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: \m/-_-\m/
Posts: 16,482
Send a message via AIM to jgano23 Send a message via Yahoo to jgano23
i like the Napa Gold brake pads from Napa. they last and they always stop me when i need them too.
jgano23 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-06-2009, 01:46 PM   #5
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 32,276
Images: 2
For that size tire, nearly any good brand is fine. Performance Friction carbon metallic pads are very good and what I used until I got up to 35" tires. They're a favorite pad that doesn't squeal and they don't give off a lot of brake dust either.

Here's all you need to know to do your own front brakes. Front Brakes Overhaul - 1

Just make DARNED sure to not overtighten the two 10.5mm bolts that hold the brake calipers to the knuckles. They are only tightened to 11 ft-lbs. and the caliper's threads are easily stripped out if you cross-thread the bolts or overtighten them. This would be a great time to go get a 3/8" clicker-style torque wrench from Harbor Freight Tools, they're only $15 or so and is what I use whenever I do brakes.
__________________
Remember that having a different opinion doesn't also require one to be a jerk when expressing it.

When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-06-2009, 02:19 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 155
^^ Awesome thanks... are the front brakes similar to the back when it comes to the process??.. I am good on the fronts for now and only need back brakes...
ab8140 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-06-2009, 02:50 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
mrcarcrazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Midland/Odessa, TX
Posts: 3,729
Quote:
Originally Posted by ab8140 View Post
^^ Awesome thanks... are the front brakes similar to the back when it comes to the process??.. I am good on the fronts for now and only need back brakes...
Pretty sure the back brakes are drums. completely different than your fronts (I've only owned my jeep a few days, and I haven't actually looked...but I'm about 90% sure they are drums.)

Anywho. Drums take a bit more work to work on...BUT they also wear faster than the fronts (the fronts do the majority of the braking.) So you should check your rears, but they may not need to be replaced. Also check that the rear shoes(the drum version of pads). aren't just out of adjustment....the auto-adjusters aren't the best design...so sometimes the rears just need to be adjusted.

Most Drum setups are setup like this (once you remove the drum, you'll see this)
http://www.aa1car.com/library/elements/drum_brake.gif
or something similar.
mrcarcrazy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-06-2009, 07:30 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 155
Interesting so the back brakes aren't just regular pads??.. I wonder if there is a good DIY for replacing brake drums out there..
ab8140 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-06-2009, 07:47 PM   #9
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 32,276
Images: 2
Drum brakes are not something I've ever enjoyed working on, especially since disk brakes are so much simpler to work on. But the good news is that since the rear brakes only provide 15-20% of the total braking force, they may still be just fine and not need new brake shoes. And to be sure, disk brakes use brake pads to stop with, drum brakes use brake shoes. That'll help you a little if you need any rear brake work done.
__________________
Remember that having a different opinion doesn't also require one to be a jerk when expressing it.

When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-06-2009, 09:43 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Rawkon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: fullerton/big bear
Posts: 2,061
Send a message via AIM to Rawkon Send a message via MSN to Rawkon
i recommend hawk performance pads, alot like OEM pads. they last forever, stop great. i heard there aggressive but just a little softer then your rotors so they wont eat up the rotors. Ive had a set up front for 2 years.

Rawkon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
first time on the beach 08fun JK General Discussion Forum 33 08-03-2011 11:06 AM
DIY brake pads.... ab8140 TJ Tech Forum 8 06-24-2009 06:56 AM
Brake pad replacement problem JCS05Rubi TJ Tech Forum 10 06-14-2009 09:19 PM
Brake lights yelir49 TJ General Discussion Forum 7 12-03-2007 09:11 AM
Brake Help needed TxFireman1972 TJ Tech Forum 17 06-08-2007 02:35 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:10 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC