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Old May 15th, 2011, 12:30 PM
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Brake Rotors Help!!!

I am getting ready to buy new Rotors. I have a squeal that I can not seem to get rid of. I have had two different sets of rear rotors on this thing one set was from Napa was fine for awhile . Then did some serious offroading and got a squeal couldn't get rid of. I had bought a Parts Disco that the previous owmer had just put drilled and slotted rotors on. I took those off installed on Defender with new EBC pads worked great. then again I go offroading, and again squealing. Both times just squealing right when I am almost completely stopped. AAAAHHHH drives me nuts. Called AB and they recommended pulling everything apart and taking sandpaper and sand both rotors and pads to clean them up. Worked for about a day or two. Now I am thinking about buy another set of rotors. Any suggestions on what to do or what to buy
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Old May 15th, 2011, 01:15 PM
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Problem is not in the rotors, it's in the pads.
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Old May 15th, 2011, 01:27 PM
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May have crystallized the pads.
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Find a large, empty, parking lot, or a street that does not get used much.
Run the truck in reverse at about 10mph
Brake/throttle modulate as you're going backwards. Meaning, floor it and pump the brakes hard enough to slow you down to ~10mph.
Do this for about 100 yards or so.

This will de-glaze the pads. Might have to do this several times.

The thing about EBC pads is they have ceramic in them. Ceramic does not have much stopping power until it gets hot. These types of pads are great for sports cars, but for big slow SUV's, not so much.

Lockheed pads are complete shit.

Every truck I've owned I've used Ferodo pads. Knock on wood, I've had great luck with them and rarely do they squeak.
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Old May 15th, 2011, 03:38 PM
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Trevor said he uses nothing but Ferodo pads also. So you think the rotors are ok?
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agreed its the pads -
alternitive method is to re-bed them in

60mph - to 10 mph hard stop (threshold breaking, do not lock them up), repeat with a cool down cycle (10 minutes driving) about 4-6 times and it should go away.
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Does that goo they put on the back of brake pads (between the pad and piston) work?
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Does that goo they put on the back of brake pads (between the pad and piston) work?
yes.
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Every truck I've owned I've used Ferodo pads. Knock on wood, I've had great luck with them and rarely do they squeak.
You don't happen to have a part number do you? Search the forums on Ferodo and didn't find anything. See a bunch of items on google but some of those "do it all" online stores worry me a bit. TIA.
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You don't happen to have a part number do you? Search the forums on Ferodo and didn't find anything. See a bunch of items on google but some of those "do it all" online stores worry me a bit. TIA.
No, I just call Tillery and he sends me what I need.
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Part numbers STC2952FX (front) STC9188FX (rear) at Atlantic British

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You don't happen to have a part number do you? Search the forums on Ferodo and didn't find anything. See a bunch of items on google but some of those "do it all" online stores worry me a bit. TIA.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 10:56 AM
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No, I just call Tillery and he sends me what I need.
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Part numbers STC2952FX (front) STC9188FX (rear) at Atlantic British
Damn, you guys are fast! I don't need them this moment but will give Will a call or hit up AB when I get around to redoing the rear axle with new pads. Thanks!
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Part numbers STC2952FX (front) STC9188FX (rear) at Atlantic British
Yup, those are what I got with mine:

http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/9995F.cfm
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Ferodos are good as they are OEM and soft. Also helps to put a dab (small dab) of anti-seize on the edges of each pad (the metal where it is near the caliper).

If it happens after offroading, some cleaning of the pads/calipers should help too.
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