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Hey gang - need some help.

I have to replace my brakes and i was planning on going with new factory rotors and EBC Yellowstuff pads up front, and Greenstuff pads in the rear. This is on a 2006 LJ with just about 60k miles on it.

I took off my factory Moabs when i lifted the jeep and put on 35s on 15" Dick Cepek DC-1 rims, so i cant do a big brake kit without swapping rims and tires, which is just not in the budget right now.

So...two questions - first - will this set up be an improvement over stock or would you guys recommend something else? and second, for those running this set up, do you guys have any part numbers handy? I tried looking it up but i am retarded or the summit website is not user friendly enough.

Thanks,

Phil
 

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Re: RBC Brakes

I should put you need to pick up a good quality rotor as well. Centric is what most go with. I run EBC pads and drilled/slotted rotors all around. They work much better than stock with the 37s.
 

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Re: RBC Brakes

0BX-J33P said:
put on 35s on 15" Dick Cepek DC-1 rims, so i cant do a big brake kit without swapping rims and tires, which is just not in the budget right now.


Phil,

The Vanco kit will work with 15" rims. :wink:
 

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Josh - what rotors are those that you are running? Do you have a part number for them as well? If they are good enough for your jeep, i am sure they are good enough for mine!
 

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I went with the Centric Premium rotors. Cheaper than the slotted and drilled ones. Work very well. Somewhere (on here I believe) I had read that the slotted and drilled ones are less desirable for off road use because of mud and dirt filling up the slots and causing additional wear on the pads? I donn't know. Just happy with the Premium's and the EBC's.
 

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I am running the EBC pads with stock rotors and 15" rims with 35" tires and definitely noticed an improvement. I can lock these up without much effort if I'm not careful. I love them.
 

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So skinny you do feel that the drilled and slotted were a better option than a solid rotor? I don't think I've ever specifically heard a review of a Centric slotted, but I was under the assumption that EBC's worked best with solid rotors. That's good info if they work great with centric slotted.
 

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I just ran the EBC rotors because I got a good deal on the entire package. They have been on over a year and I have had zero issues. They have been in sand, mud, snow, dust. I've never had a problem with them filling and eating pads. If you are running your rig hard brakes are something you keep an eye on anyway.
 

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Any recommendations on the best place to get this stuff?
 

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0BX-J33P said:
Any recommendations on the best place to get this stuff?
X2 I need some EBC brakes and rotors too!
Somewhere to get the good prices!!!
 

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For the EBC kit with everything!
Pads:
Yellow Front - DP41255R
Green Rear - DP61673

Rotors:
EBC drilled/slotted rotors. Front is GD7204
Rear is slotted only, USR7225

Total of $590.04 from Pepboys!
Is this a good price or can I get it cheaper somewhere else!?
Thanks rk.45
 

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Summit was around $20.00 cheaper with shipping!
Any other places where I can check?
Thanks
 

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I need to do this myself but I keep putting it off by doing other mods.... maybe we can do a group buy somewhere?
 

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Okay, last question, i promise...then ill shut up and order the parts...


So, i priced this out two ways (pricing is from Summit Racing for the pads and RockAuto for the rotors):

EBC Yellowstuff Front - DP41255R
EBC Greenstuff Rear - DP61673
Centric Premium Rotors Front - 12067045
Centric Premium Rotors Rear - 12067063
Total (not including tax or shipping) = $363.99

VS.

EBC Yellowstuff Front - DP41255R
EBC Greenstuff Rear - DP61673
Centric Premium SLOTTED Rotors Front - 22667045SL
Centric Premium SLOTTED Rotors Rear - 22667063SL
Total (not including tax or shipping) = $479.99

So my final question is - is it worth the extra $100 for the slotted rotors? Some people say they are like cheese graters on your pads, some people swear by them, some say they reduce pad life drastically, some say they increase it... so i am here to ask the experts. What Say Ye???

Slotted Rotors or Solid Rotors? Difference of about $100 bucks. Help me decide.

Thanks,

Phil
 

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IMHO... slotted rotors in the rear is pointless. 75% or more of the braking work load is done all with your fronts. Putting them in the rear is realy cool looking and nice to have... but in actuality from a functional stand point they are really about useless in the rear. That being said... I also have thought about putting some in the rear, they are pretty cool looking :lildevil:

Slotted front rotors DO have an improvement!!! No Doubt about it. Are they any benifit off road? Probably not, cause you generally are not building up the same amount of heat as you do on road. On road they are very useful under heavy braking, a lot of braking, etc... they shed heat better and more importantly they allow the gases that are created from the friction between the pads and rotors to escape. Are they a hinderance off road... no I don't think so. Too many pro class buggies with them. Skinny has had no problems. Are they worth it... for the shear on road advantages, yes I think so... but that is just me.


Think of it like this too if it helps justify anything for you.... MANY high performance, trick, cool, whatever vehicles rather it be a ricer, a motorcycle, a ferrari, a buggy, etc... MANY run slotted rotors.
 

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I've been running Power Slot slotted rotors for years, along with either Hawk pads or higher-end semi-metallics, in my daily driver. It's a vast improvement over stock and I don't go through rotors or pads any quicker using them.
 
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