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Old 10-20-2018, 12:04 AM
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Front Brake Pad Surprise

Hello Fellow Jeepers,

Just inspected front brake pads after 97000 km / 61000 miles on a jeep wrangler 2012 4 door auto. see attached photo, they look practically new.
I've heard they don't wear out as fast as the rear but wow. Any one else getting little wear after this amount of driving?

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It would explain the poor braking performance. You need to examine the rears and upload some photos. Well, I'd like you to if you have a moment.

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That is not a good sign.. that means that you have only 50% functional efficiency, indication of a poor braking system should you need to avoid an accident.
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Welcome to the forum. The rear brakes wear out a lot faster than the fronts on the Jeeps, it has been discussed often over the years. It is the nature of the beast. There are several reasons, including how the braking system applies the brakes, the traction control system uses the rear brakes more than the front in many instances, and the size of the rear brake calipers and pads are considerably smaller than the front brakes. I replaced the rear brakes on my Liberty at 35K miles and again at 60K miles. The front have 67.5K miles on them and I estimate they'll probably make 80K miles. The Liberty and my Rubicon use the same brakes. The Rubicon is wearing the rear brakes a lot more than the front too.
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Old 10-21-2018, 10:22 PM
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Hey Guys,

Thank you all for your responses, much appreciated. see attachment for requested image of my rear brakes. As you can see they also look to be in pretty good condition. I can recall fairly recently having to avoid a kangaroo on the highway, braking seemed to be pretty effective with no pull left or right. I'm just not sure how my braking system works, ie how much braking force is required to fully engage the front avoiding ABS and should i look into brake bias setup and if this is even possible. Cheers fellas.
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