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Old 01-01-2014, 05:36 PM   #1
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pads and rotors

Hi, I need to swap out my pads and rotors. I'm still on stock on a wrangler 2010. I had no issues with stock and i'm not lifted and stock 17 tires.

What would you recommend and where would you buy the parts.

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Old 01-01-2014, 05:40 PM   #2
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I would go to and auto parts store and buy them there. Most grocery or clothing stores don't carry them.

Just get whatever rotors they have that fit. There usually aren't different choices. I always get the best pads. Why try to save a couple of bucks on your brakes?

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Easiest way is to head down to your local Napa store and ask for the "adaptive one" brake pad. It's a model specific formulation, of which the inboard pad is made of a different material than the outboard pad. They are very quiet, with excellent braking ability and wear characteristics. The region in this area installs them on the police cars if that's an indication of their performance. They also offer an ultra premium rotor, with a better quality steel ( higher carbon content) than the cheap stuff. The rotors have an anodized coating, so the non friction surface doesn't turn into a ball of rust in a year. There are higher end friction products out there, but for every day applications this is an excellent choice.
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Hey thanks for the replies.. I may need a caliper as mine seems to be sticking should i ask at napa ?
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Hey thanks for the replies.. I may need a caliper as mine seems to be sticking should i ask at napa ?
Yes, there is different grades there too. Go for the "eclipse" It's coated to prevent rusting, comes with all the hardware and brackets needed, lifetime warranty, and roadside assistance. (That can be used for a towing refund if anything goes wrong with the jeep)
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:09 PM   #6
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Just got back from a local garage. They told me that i have to change pads , rotars and because one caliper is sticking they said i should replace both .. cost $ 1200 for jobber parts !!! something's wrong here in canada!
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Don't they make rebuild kits for calipers?
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Just got back from a local garage. They told me that i have to change pads , rotars and because one caliper is sticking they said i should replace both .. cost $ 1200 for jobber parts !!! something's wrong here in canada!
Yes we get ripped off here in Canada, especially with NAPA. I ordered a complete set of front and rear drilled/slotted Power Stop rotors and pads from Rock Auto in the US for $300 delivered to our border store.
As a side note. Chances are all the emergency brake parts will need to be changed as well. So expect another $300 parts for that from NAPA ($40 from Rock Auto for Wagner parts).
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Yes we get ripped off here in Canada, especially with NAPA. I ordered a complete set of front and rear drilled/slotted Power Stop rotors and pads from Rock Auto in the US for $300 delivered to our border store.
As a side note. Chances are all the emergency brake parts will need to be changed as well. So expect another $300 parts for that from NAPA ($40 from Rock Auto for Wagner parts).
So the Napa drilled/slotted sets are much better than Mopar stuff I am assuming? I also have a US address that I use and shop in Detroit regularly.
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:23 PM   #10
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1200.00 is a joke

Brake jobs are always a rip off.
I looked up the parts on Auto Zone
Front rotors are 29.99 each (duralast)
Front pads 28.99 for the set (duralast)
Front remanufactured caliper is 57.99
The whole job that You can easily do yourself would be about 175.00
A friend of mine at work took his car to the dealership and without
even looking they charge 200.00 axle. I did his brakes for 60.00 in parts.
Learning how to do your own brakes will save you thousands of dollars.
I realize these are not top of the line parts but 6X is out of line, 2 hour job.
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I have a 2012 JKUR Rubicon with 26000 miles city driving in downtown chicago. What kind of life should i expect out of my brakes. I get it that it varied tremendously just curious if anyone had some input.
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I have a 2012 JKUR Rubicon with 26000 miles city driving in downtown chicago. What kind of life should i expect out of my brakes. I get it that it varied tremendously just curious if anyone had some input.
Personally i would keep an eye on the rears. They wear way faster the the front. Ask me how i know . Having said that i will never let my pads eat my rotors again.
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why are you guys talking about NAPA of course they rip you off just shop around online and get them delivered! Also I would find another jeeper near you and get some help doing the work yourself if you don't know how to do it yourself brake systems really aren't too complicated I've always done my own brake jobs disc and drum, including lines and hoses! Soon ill be replacing my calipers as one of them has a stick slider
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I buy Wagner or Raybestos brake pads on Amazon. I have also bought Wagner rotors from Amazon. The prices are better that the local auto parts stores and you can get free shipping. I currently have Wagner pads on my wife's car and I have been very happy with them.

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