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Old 09-15-2010, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Not aimed at you. Just the original post - which asserted that pads wear out faster today.
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:26 PM
 
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I know of riders who own Nomad motorbikes which tend to have almost worn out pads new... Just look at any mc pads to see what I mean.

Some of these guys have used organic pads and not had them last for 1,400 miles, which sure isn't a very long time. But I don't know why this pad type wears out so quickly in this particular use on this particular bike. They just do.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:16 PM
 
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Someone told me the reason why today's brake pads wear out so fast is because they're no longer made with asbestos. Is this true?
Yes that is true. Next time splurge for a set of ceramics. I'm still on a set with about 60K. Raybestos and they even have a lifetime warranty when they take a poop. I'm gettin a new set for free when that happens. That is the best set I ever bought! http://www.raybestos.com/wps/portal/raybestos
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:18 PM
 
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Oh yeah guys, little to no brake dust and best of all NO Squealing!
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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Oh yeah guys, little to no brake dust and best of all NO Squealing!
Yah. I'm using Akebono Euro ceramics on my BMW and Range Rover. more progressive bite, better heat management (good in teh Rangie when towing) and best of all, almost no visible dust. Normal pads on the BMWs make the wheels go black in a week. Now, the wheels look fresh even if I can't wash the car for a month.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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Yah. I'm using Akebono Euro ceramics on my BMW and Range Rover. more progressive bite, better heat management (good in teh Rangie when towing) and best of all, almost no visible dust. Normal pads on the BMWs make the wheels go black in a week. Now, the wheels look fresh even if I can't wash the car for a month.
See guys, they are awesome but they will cost you. Oh well, it was worth every penny I spent on them. For my application the fronts ran about $80-85 at PepBoys. I was skeptical at first on shelling out that kind of bread on brake pads but it has proved to be a wise decision. I'll probably have to replace the rotors before the pads wear out!
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Not all brake pads are optimized for long pad life, some are more about bite and heat handling capabilies.

Cheap pads generally have red-painted backings, these can be OK for a car that does not see heavy braking frequently and/or the pads are easy to change on, like most Subaru.

In general you get what you pay for, and in general brake pads are not a place I want to cut corners and "bottom feed".

OEMs like Subaru, BMW, Toyota frequently have a very good all-round brake pad as the OEM product, for example if you drive fairly hard and are willing to put up with the dust, BMW OEM pads are hard to beat.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:07 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Oh yeah guys, little to no brake dust and best of all NO Squealing!

same as the Wagners I swear by.. Ceramic, no dust, no squeal, wear like iron.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:09 PM
 
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same as the Wagners I swear by.. Ceramic, no dust, no squeal, wear like iron.
A third user! Are you guys gonna buy some now? lol
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:18 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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A third user! Are you guys gonna buy some now? lol
I get mine real cheap from RockAuto Auto Parts
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