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Old 09-23-2009, 07:34 AM   #1
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Newbie here with brake question.

I have an 04 Unlimited with the 4spd auto and do alot of road driving, 20k per year. It's time for new brakes so I figured I'd ask in here what I should put on. I'm looking for front pads and rotors and rear pads and drums. I figure since I have it apart I might as well do it all. I want some sort of an upgrade and thought about slotted or drilled rotors up front and I hate brake dust. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-23-2009, 08:06 AM   #2
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Avoid slotted and drilled. Most are made improperly, and will only crack on you. Not to mention they offer no improvement in braking for 99% of applications.

Do you need rotors? drums? I highly doubt it. (depends on miles, and if they are warped, etc.)

might resurface them, but depending on the miles on them, I kinda doubt you need new ones.

Have you checked the thickness of the rotors/drums?

Have you checked the pad thickness front and rear, you will generally go through a front set of pads 2-3x before you run through a set of rear shoes.

If you hate brake dust, look @ Ceramic pads.

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Research EBC brake pads an Centric premium rotors. I personally run the EBC Yellowstuffs and they are great for my daily driven Jeep and for the type of trails I run in the Pacific Northwest. The Yellowstuffs are awesome cold, hot and extremely hot. The downfall is that people claim the Yellowstuffs produce a lot of brake dust, but in my opinion - I actually see less compared to the OEM pads.
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Avoid slotted and drilled. Most are made improperly, and will only crack on you. Not to mention they offer no improvement in braking for 99% of applications.

Do you need rotors? drums? I highly doubt it. (depends on miles, and if they are warped, etc.)

might resurface them, but depending on the miles on them, I kinda doubt you need new ones.

Have you checked the thickness of the rotors/drums?

Have you checked the pad thickness front and rear, you will generally go through a front set of pads 2-3x before you run through a set of rear shoes.

If you hate brake dust, look @ Ceramic pads.
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Old 09-23-2009, 03:21 PM   #5
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Unless your running bigger tires, no reall need to upgrade braking system. I typically get the standard pads from AZ or Napa.

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Old 09-23-2009, 04:24 PM   #6
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Just to let you know the 04 unlimited has rear disc brakes with a small drum E-brake inside!
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:34 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the help !!

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