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Have never done rear disc brakes. Are they any more difficult than front disc brakes? Anything special to know?
 

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The only difference in rear and front discs is the e-brake in the rear. If I remember correctly the JK has a separate drum brake for the e-brake located inside/behind the rotor. Some cars integrate the e-brake into the caliper itself but I don't believe the Jeep is like that.
 

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It's fairly easy, you may have to remove the clips around the wheel studs if the Jeep hasn't had a brake job or the axles pulled before. You don't have to put the clips back on.

When I did it, I don't think I got my caliper piston fully compressed and it was dragging on the rotor. I pulled it back apart and compressed the piston again with a C clamp and it has been fine ever since. I should have spun the rotor before I put the wheels back on to check for contact with the pad. Lesson learned, I will next time.

This should help you out:
http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?4349-MAINTENANCE-Jeep-JK-Wrangler-Rear-Brake-Pad-Replacement
 

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Thank you for the information. I will do these myself and save a couple hundred.
 
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