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Old 05-07-2013, 08:18 PM
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newbie 2004 TJ brake issues

Hi guys,

I just brought a 2004 Wrangler, and I need to replace the front brake rotors, brake pads and rear brake shoes. I got a quote from a Jeep Dealer in Adelaide for around $700 parts only...

I looked on net about the parts, but there are soooooo many options with so many different prices, and I don't know what would be best for me Jeep . I don't do any offroading, mostly just daily commute...

Can anyone help with an advice or recommandation of what to buy and from where?


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Old 05-07-2013, 10:50 PM
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this is what i've found so far, as a quote that i got via email:

1. STD replacement rotors $50.00+ Gst each
2. Slotted replacement rotors $200.00+ Gst Pair
I have attached a image of the slotted range these are RDA’s new designed rotor which have been heat treated also finished in a gunmetal grey coating that prevents rust/corrosion were pad doesn’t come in contact with rotor also it has slots and dimples . Having both slotted & dimpled rotors fitted to your vehicle will help with removing heat also gases caused when braking.

When it comes to brake pads I have RDA’s Extreme brake pads available which have been very popular with jeep wrangler clubs as they are a dense semi metallic compound pad with a temp rating of 0-500 deg you will find you have a much better pedal feel also stopping performance with these pads compared to most pads on the market for the wrangler.

Front pads $45.00+ Gst set

Rear brake shoes $40.00+ Gst set

It's from RDA Australia, which have branches in all the states (of Australia). On their website they say that they're working with EBC brakes which i saw on forums that are good...

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Old 05-09-2013, 04:15 AM   #3
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Hi John.

Jump onto the ausjeepoffroad forum and the local SA jeepers will be able to point you in the right direction for parts for the TJ.

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Old 05-11-2013, 04:11 PM   #4
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hi john,slotted rotors pickup mud,debri ,etc pretty easily,ok for road only but offroad?I rebuilt all my brakes in my 97 model for about 800,parts sourced off the net..
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:39 PM   #5
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Hey mate I recently had my brake rotors machined and fitted RDA extreme pads. Just so you know they take a lot longer to bed in and also create a lot of brake dust. Just to let you know if that's the path you are going down. Also don't be afraid to source the parts yourself and install yourself. It's a pretty straight forward job and will save you money in labour. If you need and tips just message me. Good luck.
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