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Old 06-11-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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2010 JKU - rotors and pads

What do people recommend -I was told by the dealer I needed new pads and rotors within 1.5k miles . Should I just pick up parts at dealer and go to small shop for low labor and easy install? Or should I get rotors and pads someplace else. The JKU is stock, sees some off road.

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Old 06-11-2013, 09:44 PM   #2
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Too bad you're not in CO. My stock pads/rotors are for sale and pretty new. I say stick with stock pads/rotors and have a small shop install.

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Old 06-12-2013, 08:22 AM   #3
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New pads I can see, but new rotors? I'll admit it has been several years since I've messed with brakes on any vehicle, but it used to take quite a bit of gouging or warping to have to replace them. I would take it someplace else and get another opinion.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:30 AM   #4
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Better yet, measure them yourself. I'm sure you can find the minimum rotor thickness spec somewhere around here, and a set of digital calipers is only going to cost you $10.

And if you feel an urge to save a decent chunk of money, brakes and rotors are super easy to do on your own with only basic hand tools (and possibly a rental piston compressor, not sure if JK's need them or not).
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:19 PM   #5
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They are super easy to do yourself. I just replaced new brakes and rotors all the way around on my 08 last Saturday. Check out rockauto.com for your parts. Mostly OEM parts if that's what your looking for and fast shipping plus good prices.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for your input! I will get second opinion and do a mapa shop.

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