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Old May 12th, 2013, 06:43 PM
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Suggestions for brake replacement kits

I need to replace the front and rear brakes on my D90. I've searched the forums for advice on what parts to buy but haven't really found the advice I'm looking for.

Like most people, I value a truck's ability to stop as much as it's ability to go. I've also experienced the crappy performance of using inexpensive rotors and pads on other vehicles. My problem is, I don't yet know what to get as this is my first time replacing the brakes on this truck.

Should I go with vented, drilled, slotted, dimpled? For the front? For the rear? Is there a brand that you guys vouch for?

I've seen full replacement kits on roverparts.com. The lower end is around $380 for rotors, pads, and new hardware. The higher end kit contains EBC brakes and is about $200 more. Both of these kits give me sticker shock considering I'd change all four corners on my XJ for $250 using the good stuff.

I don't like to cut corners but also don't want to buy something that isn't worth getting. I need to order a kit that can arrive by this upcoming Saturday. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 12:44 AM
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At first glance this kit seems pretty darn pricey.
http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/9995EBC.cfm

Then again there's the compromise of genuine pads with generic rotors
http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/9995GA.cfm

Ultimate goal is getting the best stopping power possible to help with towing.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 02:05 AM
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After digging some more I found another thread that was helpful.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ghlight=ferodo

I think I'll go with the second of my two choices above.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 03:28 AM
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The non genuine pads squeaked and squealed so bad I replaced them with LR
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Old May 13th, 2013, 03:37 AM
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Thanks for the tip Steve. I'm ordering the kit below. It has aftermarket rotors but LR genuine pads. Seems to be a good combo.
http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/9995GA.cfm
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Old May 13th, 2013, 10:00 AM
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Looks like the better way to go!
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Old May 13th, 2013, 10:38 AM
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I use "OEM" pads and whatever rotors will tillery sends. Im hard on brakes and these have served me well. Ive used brembo rotors on my RRC with mintex pads, it stops well no sqeaks but lots of brake dust.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 07:34 AM
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I tried EBC drilled/slotted rotors and the Greenstuff pads. I am pleased with the rotors but did NOT like the pads. They took forever to heat up and start working - great for driving twisty mountain roads in a sports car, not so great for the D-90 (especially on cold mornings, yikes!). I swapped just the pads out for Ferodo and am much happier.
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The non genuine pads squeaked and squealed so bad I replaced them with LR
Same here. Non genuine rotors seem fine, just changing the pads solved it for me (on two different trucks)
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Old May 15th, 2013, 08:46 AM
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I have used aftermarket pads on my RRC, D90 and DII---usually gotten at the last minute from either Oreily or Napa. I use a generous portion of the red brake antisqueel rubber backing stuff (CRC Disc Brake Quiet is what I use) on the back of the pads and I just don't get brake squeel. I hope I am not jinxing myself, but I have had these trucks for the last 13 years ish...
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