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Old 09-11-2008, 07:30 PM   #1
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brake replacement

my rear brakes need replacement, but i am not sure how to do it or what brand to go with. i have a rubicon so the rears are discs
i know it is easier to do than drums, but have never got around to it

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Old 09-11-2008, 07:41 PM   #2
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heres a link to front discs...
Jeep TJ Front Disc Brake Pads and Rotor Replacement

i assume it would be similar for the rear. i dont have them yet, but alot of people recommend ebc green/yellow pads and centric premium rotors.

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Old 09-11-2008, 07:48 PM   #3
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Jeep TJ Front Disc Brake Pads and Rotor Replacement

i assume it would be similar for the rear. i dont have them yet, but alot of people recommend ebc green/yellow pads and centric premium rotors.
All I run on my bikes are EBC carbon pads. If a company makes pads good enough to stop a 190+mph motorcycle, that company gets the nod for brakes on my Jeep. Go with EBC, you won't be disappointed.
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Do you have a repair manual? If not, I'd highly suggest one.

Just take the wheel off, take out the two bolts that hold the caliper on and then remove the pads. Put the pads back in and then bolt back on.
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All I run on my bikes are EBC carbon pads. If a company makes pads good enough to stop a 190+mph motorcycle, that company gets the nod for brakes on my Jeep. Go with EBC, you won't be disappointed.
Is it the Yellow or Green pads that are being suggested now?

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Do you have a repair manual? If not, I'd highly suggest one.

Just take the wheel off, take out the two bolts that hold the caliper on and then remove the pads. Put the pads back in and then bolt back on.
Bingo, however if you have the time or can find a place that does it on site it's not a bad idea to have your rotors turned while you are replacing the pads. No sense wearing pads down with warped or grooved rotors.
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Just take the wheel off, take out the two bolts that hold the caliper on and then remove the pads. Put the pads back in and then bolt back on.
Is it really that easy? Then iŽll do it by myself next time.
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Is it the Yellow or Green pads that are being suggested now?
I run the yellows on the street because they don't seem to fade as much as the greens with hard riding. I only use the EBCs on the street though. When I go to the track (I should say "When I USED to go to the track) I only use the Carbone Lorraine SBK3 pads because of their ability late-brake without any fade at all, all day long.
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brakes are not something to mess around with... using a manual is good but not foolproof. you should let your mechanic do it and watch him if you want to learn.. just to be on the safe side

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