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Installed some new brakes

I was getting some the usual brake noise of worn down pads, so last weekend I took off the wheels and looked. My front pads were nearly gone! After only 32k miles.



Decided to put on some drilled and slotted rotors with some StopTech pads.





Very pleased with how they turned out. Worst part was getting the old rotors off. I had to run to the store to get a rubber mallet midway through the job

Braking is very nice and smooth. Grip is excellent. And it's nice not hearing brake noise anymore

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Nice..hows the stopping power compared to the stock break pads?


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Nice..hows the stopping power compared to the stock break pads?


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So far it seems about the same, maybe slightly better. I haven't driven it much aside from bedding in the brakes. I'm really hoping for less brake dust as well.
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Stop Tech pads are very nice. Compare the price vs. stock pads it's a huge saving. We have them in stock all the times.
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I also just replaced my worn out stock brakes with some Stoptech pads and R1 rotors. I just bought the Jeep a couple weeks ago with 42K and the brakes were completely shot.

However, I feel that the Stoptechs don't have near the bite of the stock Brembos. They feel like they are made of carpet compared to the worn out Brembos. Sometimes I feel like I am almost standing on the brake pedal to come to a complete stop. Maybe they will break in more. They do seem to perform better once they heat up. I don't know. Maybe I'm using too much pedal pressure but they seem to grip to a point and then slip. The Brembos just broke harder and harder.

I'm painting a bleak picture here. I will agree that they are completely silent and little/to no brake dust so far. They really aren't that bad but they do seem noticeably weaker than stock to me. Anyone else experience this with the stoptechs?

BTW, I did go out and perform the proper bedding-in procedure after I picked up the Jeep from the shop.

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Stop Tech will have more bite as it heats up. Stock pads are milder it will have more bite and it also have a lot more dust.
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I have noticed that too bavinger...more city driving the better the stopping power gets. With brembo pads the pedal felt mushy after a bit of stop and go


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You spelled brakes right. yea! LOL

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My front pads look about the same....or at least they did at 32,000 miles. Have 33,000 miles now, LOL
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Going to revisit this subject.

Recently I'm getting a fair amount of vibration only under light-medium braking. My gut tells me it's warped rotors, but I sure hope not. Just not sure what else it could be.

I just turned 43k miles, so I've only got 11k or so on these pads and rotors.
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