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Old 03-03-2014, 05:40 AM   #1
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Brake Pad Recomendations

I wanted to see what you all are running for front brake pads? It is time to do my fronts and would like to get something better than stock. It looks like I am sticking with 33s for at least another year and would rather not spend an arm and an leg for them. I am looking for something that performs well both cold and hot. Same with rotors...

Let me know what you all think.
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:36 PM   #2
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I'm still on stock, just got another pair actually. But I've heard really good things about Black Magic brake pads. I'd be curious on what others say as well.

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I run YELLOW. EBC's got them off autoanything.com. Love them... I would went with BM but they didn't have rears so...
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:46 PM   #4
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I got black magics disc and pads running on 35 big improvment it wont pull on mi steering anymore when aply the brakes whorth the money
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Thanks all, I was actually looking at both. My only concern with the BM pads is thru researching them it is recommended to always run them hot and that the performance isn't the best, however is adequate, when cold. I am not sure that they will fit my needs the best. I haven't noticed any issue with the stocks w/33s even though the pads are at the end of their life cycle.
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Thanks all, I was actually looking at both. My only concern with the BM pads is thru researching them it is recommended to always run them hot and that the performance isn't the best, however is adequate, when cold. I am not sure that they will fit my needs the best. I haven't noticed any issue with the stocks w/33s even though the pads are at the end of their life cycle.
That is good to keep on mind when I upgrade. Thank you for keeping us, or me at the least, in the loop.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:10 AM   #7
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For sure, I think I'm going to go with the Yellows for now and when I go up to 35s if I need an upgrade to look further at the BM pads.

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That is good to keep on mind when I upgrade. Thank you for keeping us, or me at the least, in the loop.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:18 AM   #8
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TBH brake pads in general all work the same in that they work best heated up and at high temps. Typically race pads will work best at high temps due to the materials they are made out of, but that does not mean they are terrible at normal temps. You can find some pads that heat up faster than others, but on the flip side they also dont perform as well when hot. Figuring out what heats up your brake pads and your use of them will determine which type are better for you. A heavy Jeep that is doing a lot of braking while going down obstacles or hills will want a hotter pad, same as a truck pulling a trailer over a steep grade (the down side will kill ya). Normal city driving that isnt high speed to fast stopping can benefit from standard pads as there is no need for the more expensive materials.
As for heating them up... if you really are worried about it, even racing pads can be heated up by dragging the brakes slightly... but I dont recommend it. None of the pads that a Jeep will use will ever get to that point. By the time you've hit a couple red lights they should be warm and operating fine.

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