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2014 JKUR AEV 3.5 lift and 35's, 59,000 miles

The rear pads are worn down to 3-4 mm but the front are still looking thick.

Is it OK to change out only the back brake pads?

Do you have a recomended brake pad? I'll probably buy them here. https://www.quadratec.com/search/jeep brake pads

Note: I am an easy driver and easy on the brakes. Drive highway to trail heads for over-landing with a Jeep exploration club. Minimal rock crawling and very little city driving. First owner was a city driver and probably used up the pads.

Also will do my own work and will check rotors for being in spec.

Thanks sierrabob

 

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I have about 65k miles on my 2014 and have replaced the rear pads twice, still going on the stock front pads. The JKs hill assist triggers the rear brakes causing them to wear more quickly than the fronts. I did my first set of rear pads around 28k miles. I'm likely going with the Dynatrac big brake kit all around next time. You may want to do rotors while you're at it. If you take it off road avoid drilled/slotted. Those are best for dissipating heat at high speeds, but we're talking about Jeeps here. Those holes only serve to catch dirt, rocks, mud and are worse at low speed braking.
 

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JK's eat rear brakes, that's just how it is. Make sure your pads move freely in the slides, you may have to sand or grind the metal tabs even on the new pads. Inspect your rotors carefully if they are in good shape you can just do rear pads. I always do rotors with pads for a proper job but at the rate the rears wear I will do them every second time. Hill start assist may contribute but the JK's are heavy, the rear pads are probably too small and they will tend to catch debris and drag. Ah the life of a Jeep.
 

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Thanks everyone for the information always appreciate the help I get on ROF. I still have the TJ and this new JK is another learning experience.

For better or worse, I ordered Centric 104.12740 Posi-Quiet Metallic w/Shims and Hardware-Preferred (Rear) from Amazon. Although the reviews were mixed, and odd the complaint was they are noisy, decided to use these for now.

The rotors look good but haven't measured them yet. I will keep my eye on the brakes and in the future will be better informed.

Pic: The remaining group on the western shore, Salt Lake Utah salt flats, near the original 1869 transcontinental train route on our 2200 mile Heart of the West trip fall 2018.
 

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I like my EBC yellow stuff pads. Not sure if it matters but I would use same type of pads front and rear for consistency though.
Guess I should say my influence to get the "Posi Quiet" rear pads is from the the Black Magic Brake site.

Based on this, I am assuming Black Magic on the front and these "Posi Quiet" pads on the back. So a mix of pads front/back is OK?

https://www.shop.blackmagicbrakes.com/Jeep-JK-07-to-2017-Rear-Posi-Quiet-Pads-12740-R-PQBP-12740.htm
 

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I'm getting ready to put on a third set of rear pads. The fronts barely show any where on the second set and I'm only at 62K, but most of that is in town. The rears are much smaller, due to most of the braking force being in the front. Just change out the rears and have a good day. I just picked up a good set at Autozone.

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JK's eat rear brakes, that's just how it is. Make sure your pads move freely in the slides, you may have to sand or grind the metal tabs even on the new pads. Inspect your rotors carefully if they are in good shape you can just do rear pads. I always do rotors with pads for a proper job but at the rate the rears wear I will do them every second time. Hill start assist may contribute but the JK's are heavy, the rear pads are probably too small and they will tend to catch debris and drag. Ah the life of a Jeep.
just replaced Rear Rotors n Pads @ 26,000 mi on my 2013 JK
Fronts look brand new
as far as I know it's a JK thing
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2011 JK RUBI 2dr. 6spd, 4.56 gears, 34in. NITTO tires. 33lbs air on road, 12lbs. air on the rocks. Had my favorite shop in Denver change front and rear pads at 66,500 miles a year ago with JEEP pads. They thought I could wait another year and showed me what they looked like. Being a old dude, I told them, my dime, change them. I don't row the gears downshifting on the road but, I use them going downhill in the rocks. Lucky me!
 

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2014 JKUR AEV 3.5 lift and 35's, 59,000 miles

Is it OK to change out only the back brake pads?

Do you have a recomended brake pad? I'll probably buy them here. https://www.quadratec.com/search/jeep brake pads

Also will do my own work and will check rotors for being in spec.

Thanks sierrabob



Yes, you can do just the back...
I suggest these pads...https://www.quadratec.com/products/56214_0303.htm

Get ceramic pads!!! Do not get bi-ceramic, unless you like your rims with brake dust all over them...
Never-seize the calipers slide when you have it apart.


Note ceramic pads ARE more money, but they last much longer, and they don't dirty your wheels.
 

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Yes, you can do just the back...
I suggest these pads...https://www.quadratec.com/products/56214_0303.htm

Get ceramic pads!!! Do not get bi-ceramic, unless you like your rims with brake dust all over them...
Never-seize the calipers slide when you have it apart.


Note ceramic pads ARE more money, but they last much longer, and they don't dirty your wheels.
Thank you appreciate the information.

Odd the reviews on Amazon for these "low dust" brake pads say they are great but make dust!!! :surprise: https://www.amazon.com/Hawk-Performance-HB569Z-650-Ceramic-Brake/dp/B001UE64MS/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=Hawk®+Performance+HB569Z.650+Ceramic+Front+Brake+Pads+for+07-18+Jeep+Wrangler&qid=1553363763&s=automotive&sr=1-1-fkmr0#customerReviews

Also the same thing about the "Quiet Brakes" I put on the rear, the reviewers said they make noise!!!:surprise:

I don't buy brake pads often enough to have an opinion and just odd that the reviews contradict the advertisement!!! I did get the rear pads installed and they do work quiet and stop the jeep well. The front are still in good shape and for now will hold off on replacing them.
 
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