NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association  

Go Back   NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association > NAXJA Unibody Jeep Technical Forums > Jeep Cherokee XJ (1984 - 2001) > OEM Tech Discussion
HOME Member FAQ Sponsor Info Rules Bylaws E-Mail

OEM Tech Discussion Forum for OEM (Original Equipment) or stock XJs and MJs.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old November 9th, 2007, 11:00
big black xj's Avatar
big black xj big black xj is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Camp Pendleton :(
Posts: 115
anyone know where i can get ceramic pads for the 89 xj?

i have looked everywhere online and found http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/ba...tem_id=5709260
It says those pads fit 1983-1991, but im almost positive that the pad got a tiny bit larger in 1990.

My only other option it to do a newer set up from the knuckles out.

Knuckles
Unit bearings
Calipers
and then Ceramic pads...... PRICEY.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old November 9th, 2007, 14:58
bjoehandley's Avatar
bjoehandley bjoehandley is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: WeGo, Chi-Town, Ill
Posts: 5,263
Re: anyone know where i can get ceramic pads for the 89 xj?

I wouldn't waste my money on ceramic pads, I've never had much luck with them in the braking department, just get some Raybestos semi-metallics and you should be good.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old November 9th, 2007, 15:32
jk333's Avatar
jk333 jk333 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: WA
Posts: 813
Re: anyone know where i can get ceramic pads for the 89 xj?

i think when they say 83-91, they mean the full size cherokee's in that year. i found a set of ceramics for my 87 at Autozone. that's really the only place that i could find them. i had a mishap where one store gave me the pads for the fullsize Cherokee.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old November 9th, 2007, 23:56
darjevon's Avatar
darjevon darjevon is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MemphisTN
Posts: 287
Re: anyone know where i can get ceramic pads for the 89 xj?

Ceramic pads aren't "soft" like semimetallics are - if you get sand on your brakes, the ceramics will ram it into the rotor and this is not good... semimetallics, the sand will get pressed into the pad.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old November 10th, 2007, 06:45
langer1's Avatar
langer1 langer1 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Mineral City,Ohio
Posts: 5,006
Re: anyone know where i can get ceramic pads for the 89 xj?

Ceramic pads will wear the the rotors about as fast as the pads, ceramic pads on stock cast iron rotors is not a good idea.

IF you want to replace rotors and pads every 20k miles go for it.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ceramic heat barrier forcefed Modified Tech Discussion 6 July 30th, 2007 15:23
New brakes/ceramic pads Red97XJ Modified Tech Discussion 4 October 22nd, 2006 21:27
Anyone run ceramic brake pads? Atl XJ OEM Tech Discussion 13 September 24th, 2006 17:26
Semi Metallic vs Ceramic bjoehandley Modified Tech Discussion 4 June 21st, 2006 12:21
brakes squeal with new ceramic pads!!??? olivedrabcj7 OEM Tech Discussion 11 July 21st, 2005 05:18


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:49.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
NAXJA and NAXJA logo's Copyright NAXJA. All content/images Copyright NAXJA 1999-2014