what do you want or need specifically!
Low dust or white dust.
Performance stopping when they are hot.
Textar, Mintex comes to mind.
Then PBR or Jurid. AFAIK Jurid does not seem to live long though unless
you buy them from the dealer$.
Not sure if all brands make pads for your car though.
Stay away from most domestic or "cheap" stuff!
(One out of many daves)
Thanks Dave. Basically, the ORIGINAL pads are what's on the car now (fronts
were're talking about)... and I have 85,500 miles on them! The rear pads
I've replaced 3 times already. The front just don't seam to wear like the
rear pads do. So low dust and descent life is what I'm looking for.
Does that help narrow your list?
Whooooa. And no pun intended. If you are replacing REAR pads three
times as much as your FRONT pads, there is something wrong with your
braking system. Most of the braking effort on any car is achieved
with the front brakes. I would estimate at least 80% of braking is
done with the fronts, maybe more. What you are telling us is that
most of the braking is being done with the rears, and that makes no
sense at all. No car that I know of is biased to the rear. Dangerous
As you brake, you transfer weight from the rear wheels (tires) to the
front wheels, therefore giving less weight on the rear and a majority
of the weight of the car on the front. That is why front brakes
normally wear 2 to 3 times faster than the rear brakes. Think about
it; what happens when you brake hard? The car pitches forward. If
folks aren't belted in, they make friends with the windshield or the
folks in the back kiss the back of the front seats. Very little
weight is on the rear wheels.
My former wife had one of the first front-wheel drive Buicks back in
the early 80s. She had an accident with it, telling me that the rear
end came around. That made no sense at all. I drove it, and sure
enough, under hard braking the rears locked up and the rear end came
around. I told her to park the car and I spoke with the service folks
at the dealership. GM soon recalled all of those cars for poor brake
bias set ups. *Never drive a car that locks up its rear brakes
Sounds very odd that you have changed the rear pads 3 times and this is
the first time you are changing the fronts.
What brand of brake pads are you using on the rear?
Or are you using the hand brake to aid the vehicle in stopping? 8^)
If you liked what was on the front then you could always spend the money
and use the pads from the dealer. Should last another 80,000+ miles
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