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    How long should brake pads last for the above model? I have the standard 16" wheels and tyres and I drive very conservatively and the pads lasted less then 20 000km

    I have been taking my car to American SUV and found them to be quite good.
    What bugs me is that I replaced the front brake pads at 112 000km and now at the 132 000 km service, the pads are completely finished and have actually caused rigging on the discs, so they also need replacing! That means the pads were finished a couple thousand km ago already.
    I took my car for the 120 000km service and no mention was made to me that the brake pads would need to be replaced before the next 132 000 km service.

    American SUV told me that "Crown" brake pads were fitted and that they were just as good as Mopar but almost a third of the price.
    anyone know about these "crown" pads and whether I should fit them again? The guys at Jeep told me that Ferodo brake pads are just as good as Mopar but they have never heard of Crown.

    next question: American SUV quoted R3 000 to replace the pads (with crown) and the discs. is that a good price? will I only be able to purchase discs from Jeep or are there "pirates" /other makes I could buy which are more affordable, baring in mind I do not want to neglect quality and be replacing brakes again in 18 000km
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    Sup!

    I can't answer all your questions but I recently had new Mopar pads fitted to the front of my TJ. What I was told is that Mopar pads are "softer" than Ferodo and the likes and that we should stick to them as opposed to the others mentioned.

    I might add that my brakes were fitted by a Non-Stealer so he had no reason to punt Jeep-original stuff. He explained that the "harder" pads tend to screech as well as wear down discs prematurely. All I can presume is that the brand of pads fitted to your rig were even softer that Mopar to start with.

    3k for discs and pads sounds pretty good to me.

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    Is that R3000 for all 4 disks and pads all round? Then its a good price, but shop around. Some guys wil tell you your disks needs replacing when theres nothing wrong with them.
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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    No the quote is for front discs and pads only
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    Just make sure those disks needs replacing, get a 2nd opinion, their not suppose to be finished after 130 000km, not even if the pads was worn. Front pads only would maby cost you R700 fitted(Ferodos). Im not an expat but went threw the hole brakes and disks thing myself just now.

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    Any idea where i could go in Centurion/Pretoria?

    If I do need new discs, can anyone tell me whether i would have to get the discs from the agents? Jeep quoted R1 181 per disc!
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    what state are the discs in
    cant you just skim them?
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    American SUV told me that you cant skim the wrangler discs? so dont know if that is true?
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    if the rotors are shot get the big brake kit, around 4500 here in nam so probably cheaper in sa. i use only ferodo pads and have not had a days problems with them! seems to me the brand that was installed was to soft, they brake like crazy but wear out fast! wrangler disks can be skimmed, but if they are worn beyond a certain thikness they are shot becaus they will warp from the heat and cause brakeshudder.
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    If not nesesary, dont skim! If shortens the life of the disk. Get 2nd opinion. Maby you only need pads and you'll save a lot of money. My first quote on the Prado was R8 000 to do the brakes(ex vat and labour). At the end it cost me R2 400(all inc) and I only had to replace one disk. That was for brake pads front and back plus one disk!

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    got a quote from Supa Quick: R1 200 for front brake pads only. They also recommend Ferodo. Gonna take my car there now so they can check my discs
    Last edited by Nano Fire; 2011/07/27 at 02:12 PM.
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    hi Ricardo
    try midas for the brake pads, then take it to be fitted. I used to do this when I was a student and saved allot of money.
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    I dont think I will be taking my car back to American SUV.
    Went to Supa Quick and they said my discs do have ridging and need to be skimmed, but they will definately be able to skim them without ANY possible chance of warping. So new pads (ferodo) and skimming will cost R1 550.
    And Amercan SUV try take me for a fool and say its not possible to skim wrangler discs? not on! thought I was happy with their services on my car but now for obvious reasons I have some trust issues.

    Anyone know a good place where I can take my wrangler for future services in Pretoria or Centurion?
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    Oh Midas want R1 150 for the pads so R1 200 including labour at Supa Quick, is a great deal if you ask me.
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    Shows that it pays to shop around!!
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    If your front disks need replacing just go for the Powerbrake kit. Their own front disks and pads and if i remember correctly it was around 3 grand for the lot delivered to my door.
    But the increase in brake performance is phenomenal. Not just in the actual stopping power but also in the 'feel' of the brakes. The dead feel of the TJ`s brakes was something i really hated.
    Money well spent in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    I dont think I will be taking my car back to American SUV.
    Went to Supa Quick and they said my discs do have ridging and need to be skimmed, but they will definately be able to skim them without ANY possible chance of warping. So new pads (ferodo) and skimming will cost R1 550.
    And Amercan SUV try take me for a fool and say its not possible to skim wrangler discs? not on! thought I was happy with their services on my car but now for obvious reasons I have some trust issues.

    Anyone know a good place where I can take my wrangler for future services in Pretoria or Centurion?
    Hi Ricardo

    Just my 0.02. I think you are being a wee bit harsh on American SUV. I crawl the American Jeep forums regularly and it is widely contested that skimming the disks on the wrangler - or indeed on any vehicle is never a good idea.

    By skimming / removing grooves in the surface of the disc you are effectively reducing the diameter of the disc and ultimately reducing the disc life.

    Skimming is more of a cash strapped quick fix..
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    Quote Originally Posted by regardt7 View Post
    If your front disks need replacing just go for the Powerbrake kit. Their own front disks and pads and if i remember correctly it was around 3 grand for the lot delivered to my door.
    But the increase in brake performance is phenomenal. Not just in the actual stopping power but also in the 'feel' of the brakes. The dead feel of the TJ`s brakes was something i really hated.
    Money well spent in my opinion.
    I have had this kit for around 2 months now. The AT 1 kit for the TJ was R3 200 delivered.

    Like you said - MUCH better feel and stopping power!
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