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Old 09-25-2010, 04:46 PM   #1
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front brakes

Just changed out my brake pads. The back ones where worn down, but the front were hardly worn. Does anybody know why?

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Old 09-25-2010, 05:15 PM   #2
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Esp.

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Thanks, I wonder if that's a problem for alot of other people too.
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Thats normal for just about any vehicle...
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Thats normal for just about any vehicle...
I had the same problem with my jeep last month...it's because the ESP is on at all time!
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:12 PM   #6
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Well at least the back pads are cheaper than the front.
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I had the same problem with my jeep last month...it's because the ESP is on at all time!

Don't necessarily think it is the ESP.... every vehicle I ever had wore out the fronts first... all the way back to the 1972 Corvette. Most braking systems are calibrated for more force in the front.
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Don't necessarily think it is the ESP.... every vehicle I ever had wore out the fronts first... all the way back to the 1972 Corvette. Most braking systems are calibrated for more force in the front.

Yeah makes you wonder if it was the ESP why are the front pads bigger than the back.
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He's saying the back were worn MORE than the front if I read it correctly. Don't have a lot of advise for it; I think people just did a little misread.

FWIW, I would vote ESP because "I think" it uses the back brakes. (exclusively? more?)
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My Honda accord had the same problem after 25k miles the front pads look brand new and the rear pads wear shot.
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I know with a motorcycle 70% of the braking power comes from the front butch don't know how that works on a car many it's the other way around and most of the stopping power is in the back
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Just about every vehicle ever made has more braking force in the front, as that's where there's *usually* more weight, and, more importantly, where the weight is transferred during braking. Mid- and rear-engined cars are usually more even front/rear, as they have more weight in the back (obviously)

As for the rears wearing out faster, it's POSSIBLE that ESP is causing that- if you're trying too hard to drive it like a sports car and not turning ESP off, and it's scrubbing your speed at the rear tires using brakes as well as the ignition cut. I rarely use my ESP (I run with it turned down 99% of the time), and my rear pads are wearing less than my fronts.

Was the Jeep bought used? Maybe your fronts were replaced before? You gave precious little info (mileage, etc.), so it's hard to gauge. Were the rear pads worn evenly? Pics would be lovely Mark W.
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Mybe the parking brake is dragging a bit?
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The parking brake in the JK is separate from the service brakes- it's a drum-in-hat setup- Mark W.
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I bought the jeep new had 21 miles on it, it's an 08. Changed the back brakes out at about 50,000 miles the where almost worn down to the metal. Started to change out the front, but noticed the fronts weren't hardly worn. I decided to wait to change those out. At 63,000 I figured the would prob. be worn down. Changed them out yesterday and they looked exactly the same. Looked at the back brakes as well and good shape, but afraid will be having same prob. I have attached a picture of the old pads both the front and back.
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Don't necessarily think it is the ESP.... every vehicle I ever had wore out the fronts first... all the way back to the 1972 Corvette. Most braking systems are calibrated for more force in the front.

Yeah makes you wonder if it was the ESP why are the front pads bigger than the back.
You're confused. On most vehicles the FRONT brakes where faster. On JK's the rear tends to wear first. This is because of ESP and BDS. Most people aren't even aware that JK's have a brake differential system.

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