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Old 10-25-2018, 07:55 PM
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Rear brake pads disks

Any help would be appreciated. I have a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport. A few days ago I heard a noise which made me believe my brake pads were going out. Here is the question. Its the back pads that went out. Not ony that but the passanger side rotor is fried. Need to replace it. I may be mistaken but dont he front brake pads usually go out first? They actually look good. Next question, any reason why one back rotot would get so bad that has to be repaced? The other rotor dosn't look bad but going to replace them both.

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In JKs, the rears wear much quicker than the fronts. Don't know about the rotor.

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Well at least you answered my question about why rear pads go out quicker then front pads.
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In 2007, someone at Chrysler decided that having a HAL9000 play grabass with the rear brakes was better than a limited slip diff or locker. Since then, rear brakes have worn much faster than they should.
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Just replaced my rear pads on my 2014 JKUS. 42k on it. Left rear had maybe a 1/4 material left but the right was below an 1/8. The squeal tab was almost touching. Luckily I got them swapped before any rotor damage. Dunno why the right side wore so much more. Fronts have at least 1/2 material remaining or more and show even wear side to side.


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Well at least you answered my question about why rear pads go out quicker then front pads.

I believe the rear brakes wear out quicker due to the ESC and BLD. Every time you gun it and spin the tires, the computer applies the brakes, with the right side being the primary wheel with power.
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In 2007, someone at Chrysler decided that having a HAL9000 play grabass with the rear brakes was better than a limited slip diff or locker. Since then, rear brakes have worn much faster than they should.
Interesting reference, but a good one.
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I replaced the rear pads and rotors on my wife's 2013 JK with close to 60k miles a few weeks ago. The pic shows they were about due for a change. Strangely, the free 23-point safety inspection the dealer did on it a month ago checked off on the list that the brakes were all OK. I should have taken that pad and the inspection sheet back to the service manager but I didn't want to get anyone in trouble.


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thanks for the help I should have added that not only did the rear passenger rotor get toasted but also seems to have a little more tire wear on that tire also
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On my last rear brake job, the passenger side rotor was worm much worse than the drivers side. I wound up having to replace the rear rotors.
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thanks for the help I should have added that not only did the rear passenger rotor get toasted but also seems to have a little more tire wear on that tire also

Do you do a 5-tire rotation every 5,000 miles?
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Wow, that is a serious difference in condition... is that normal in your area?
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I replaced the rear pads and rotors on my wife's 2013 JK with close to 60k miles a few weeks ago. The pic shows they were about due for a change. Strangely, the free 23-point safety inspection the dealer did on it a month ago checked off on the list that the brakes were all OK. I should have taken that pad and the inspection sheet back to the service manager but I didn't want to get anyone in trouble.


It sucks throwing someone under the bus, but in this case I would have taken it to the manager. That is a safety issue, bad things can happen when people drive thinking their vehicle is safe when it isn't. A safety inspection is supposed to check safety related items, those brakes clearly failed any safety inspection. By notifying them you might save a life. That tech should be made aware that if he/she is doing a safety inspection they actually do the inspection.
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I got 32k out of my rears and they were both grinding the rotors. I do wheel my Jeep and yes the JK's rears will wear almost 2 to 1 to the fronts. I have a 2013 jk. Happy Jeepin.
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I bought my 2016 back in March, had about 40k on it, just had the annual state inspection done and was shocked at how bad the rear rotors were worn compared to the front, goes against normal logic. The pads still had some meat on them so I think they may have been changed out at some point. I bought a rear kit from Powerstop, will probably wait until spring to install.
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Had to replace mine on my 2013. When I took the pads off they were extremely rusted and the backs just fell off. Still had plenty of pad left
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I did my brakes in June... found the same issue. I thought I had rears done at the dealer once before.. and thought the same - why would they go first?

I bought new pads and rotors all around. Rears were shot, and if I recall, was the drivers side that was beyond shot. No pad left on one edge. Forum search told me it's not just me, so I felt better.

Get to the fronts, and they're only 1/2 gone! But I was in there, and had new, so they got an early change.

Also add max tow anti-sway to the list of automagic braking. I've pulled the Scout trailer quite a few times.
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ya I have had to replace my rears twice now and my fronts only once. The stock ones I got about 45 000km out of them, the second set where brembo pads and I only got 20 000km. Got monroe's for the front and rears, see how long they last.
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Just had to replace the rear CALIPERS because they were seized. Brakes started smoking at stops in low speed traffic. The brakes were done about a year or two ago. Might as well check them out while you are in there!
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Throw my 2015 JKUR in the ring too, as my rear pads are looking pretty thin at 40k miles.

My plan was always to upgrade parts as they wear out, but this brake situation is a bit different.

Since the rear brakes wear out 2x as fast as the fronts, I was thinking I would just put OEM rotors/pads on the back for this first swap.

THEN...after they wear out again, put new rotors with a bit more aggressive pad on all 4 corners in the hopes of better braking performance. Does this sound like a solid plan? I don't want to "upgrade" the rears at this time, and leave the sucky stock front brakes in place fearing that a "better" pad in the back may screw up the brake bias/performance/handling of the Jeep.

Any thoughts?
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it is weird that I do not have this problem. My front wears more than my rear.
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Throw my 2015 JKUR in the ring too, as my rear pads are looking pretty thin at 40k miles.

My plan was always to upgrade parts as they wear out, but this brake situation is a bit different.

Since the rear brakes wear out 2x as fast as the fronts, I was thinking I would just put OEM rotors/pads on the back for this first swap.

THEN...after they wear out again, put new rotors with a bit more aggressive pad on all 4 corners in the hopes of better braking performance. Does this sound like a solid plan? I don't want to "upgrade" the rears at this time, and leave the sucky stock front brakes in place fearing that a "better" pad in the back may screw up the brake bias/performance/handling of the Jeep.

Any thoughts?
In theory this shouldn't be an issue as the ABS system should prevent wheel lockup regardless of the pad/rotor combo I would think.
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Throw my 2015 JKUR in the ring too, as my rear pads are looking pretty thin at 40k miles.

My plan was always to upgrade parts as they wear out, but this brake situation is a bit different.

Since the rear brakes wear out 2x as fast as the fronts, I was thinking I would just put OEM rotors/pads on the back for this first swap.

THEN...after they wear out again, put new rotors with a bit more aggressive pad on all 4 corners in the hopes of better braking performance. Does this sound like a solid plan? I don't want to "upgrade" the rears at this time, and leave the sucky stock front brakes in place fearing that a "better" pad in the back may screw up the brake bias/performance/handling of the Jeep.

Any thoughts?
During my last tire rotation a few weeks ago I noticed my rears were almost toast at 45,000 miles. I tried finding rear upgrade brakes that are easy to source replacement parts as they wear out and came up with nothing... only upgrades I saw were Dynatrac and TF and it wasn't obvious if there were easy replacements available... so I bought premium OE replacements from Advance. Hoping to get them on before Thanksgiving...

My plan is to stick to OEM with better coatings and better pads in the rear, and upgrade the front to a BBK that uses Ram 1500 components when that wears out. So far, fronts look new in spite of having to stop 35s...
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I've actually picked up a shudder when stopping recently, classic of warped rotors. It "feels" like it's in the rear. My e-brake has also gotten weird. Depending on the orientation of the wheel when I stop, sometimes the ebrake has a lot of slack, other times it is tight; or can be somewhere in between.

I was going to order new rotors (still stock) and pads.


I had decided on these:


Centric rear rotor (120.67067)

Centric PosiQuiet pads (104.12740 104)


Centric 111.09410 Parking Brake Shoe

Centric Parts 118.67004 Brake Drum Hardware Kit

That should take care of everything. Any thoughts?
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I've actually picked up a shudder when stopping recently, classic of warped rotors. It "feels" like it's in the rear. My e-brake has also gotten weird. Depending on the orientation of the wheel when I stop, sometimes the ebrake has a lot of slack, other times it is tight; or can be somewhere in between.

I was going to order new rotors (still stock) and pads.


I had decided on these:


Centric rear rotor (120.67067)

Centric PosiQuiet pads (104.12740 104)


Centric 111.09410 Parking Brake Shoe

Centric Parts 118.67004 Brake Drum Hardware Kit

That should take care of everything. Any thoughts?

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