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Old 10-18-2018, 10:44 AM
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2015 JKU. expensive rear brake pads..

ok, my 15 JKUS is turning 30k, rear pads are getting thin so I plan to go ahead and replace them. Wow, oem pads are $100+ at the discounters. I like oem usually as they don't squeal and are rotor friendly but this seems a bit expensive especially if they wear out in 3040k,

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ok, my 15 JKUS is turning 30k, rear pads are getting thin so I plan to go ahead and replace them. Wow, oem pads are $100+ at the discounters. I like oem usually as they don't squeal and are rotor friendly but this seems a bit expensive especially if they wear out in 3040k,



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Safety first. Pay to 100 and have peace of mind when u need to break fast at least u know u have descent pad to work and no squeak no odors no Dust or get what U pay for. Break and tiers very important in jeep life. My 2,cents


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To each their own. In some cases, for some people, the stock pads are the best pads. But there are other options, some of which may work better for you than the stock pads. It depends on what you want.
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I have 38K miles on 2015, and I too noticed the rear brakes were pretty thin. I was thinking of having the dealer do all the work, which would be about $150/labor. Like you said, the parts aren't that much cheaper outside of the dealer, so I was thinking of just having them do the job.

But then I remembered I just put on some Spidertrax wheel spacers a few weeks ago. I don't think I can trust a dealership to follow directions on how to deal with spacers AND replace the pads/rotors too.

Looks like I'll be doing the job myself. Not that it's hard to do....

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Lot's of city driving???? I just replaced my rear pads @ 71,000mi and the fronts have lots of meat left on them. Spend the $100
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I have a 2012 but I think they are the same

Amazon has stock pads, they are made by Akebono and are $59 front and $50 rear. I think I have those right but you may want to make sure the part number for front and rear. These are the ones I ordered. I've used these for 3+ years and they are great.

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Akebono ACT1273 ProACT Ultra-Premium Ceramic Brake Pad set

Akebono ACT1274 ProACT Ultra-Premium Ceramic Brake Pad set.
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A little info on OEM parts and pricing. I used to work at a rotor manufacturer (not jeep). Here is general rotor pricing:
To OEM for new car installation $20.
To OEM in box for aftermarket $22.
From dealer to customer who wants OEM $120 for the same rotor we sold to them for $22.
Auto Parts store rotor $40.


While the OEM are the same as original, their pricing has a huge mark up. So pricing doesn't necessarily reflect improved quality over a lesser cost product.
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ok, my 15 JKUS is turning 30k, rear pads are getting thin so I plan to go ahead and replace them. Wow, oem pads are $100+ at the discounters. I like oem usually as they don't squeal and are rotor friendly but this seems a bit expensive especially if they wear out in 3040k,

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I learned a long time ago that all things are relative. Compare the purchase price of the vehicle to the cost of repairs then add in the value of your life and the lives around you and $100 doesn't mean much. That being said, I've not had them tested but I believe the Crown pads for 60 or 70 bucks to be the same as OEM. OEM ran me 48,000 and the Crown have 20,000 on them now and have performed identical. I also have the Mopar BBK on the front.
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Mopar pads for the rear are like $36 on ebay, etc...
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I replaced the original rear pads and rotors on our 2013 JK with 60,000 miles last week. Lifetime warranty ceramic pads were $51 for both sides from Autozone, after a 20% off discount, and $75 for new rotors, after the same 20% off. A tire shop quoted me over $300 for the same work and I bet they would not have done a complete brake fluid flush afterwards, as I did.


I might have been able to get 5 more miles or so out of the old pads:







The old fluid wasn't looking too good, either:





BTW, here's an excellent DIY video on replacing the rear brakes on a Wrangler. Even if you've done it before Jim has some great tips and techniques.


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I replaced the original rear pads and rotors on our 2013 JK with 60,000 miles last week. Lifetime warranty ceramic pads were $51 from Autozone after a 20% off discount for both sides and $75 for new rotors, after the same 20% off. A tire shop quoted me over $300 for the same work and I bet they would not have done a complete brake fluid flush afterwards, like I did.


I might have been able to get 5 more miles or so out of the old pads:







The old fluid wasn't too good, either:


...and as they say - doing it yourself, priceless!

I'm a fan of Autozone and have one about a half mile from my house (Lowe's too, a requirement for me)...easy in and out and they know me and my cars. Hard to beat the lifetime warranty on parts such as brake pads; I buy them once for our stable of cars.

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