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brake pads

Post by flash1942 »

Considering the scarceness of OEM brake discs and the wear of some brake pads, what are you using that works well for you?

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Post by sportsfreaked »

I know a lot of folks use EBC pads and are happy with them.
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Riding anything is a good day!

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Post by Goofaroo »

I just bought a set (for all three calipers) of kevlar pads on EBay for $17.98 shipped. They are organic and much easier on the rotors than ceramic or semi-metallic pads. They also grip better. They won't last as long as other pads but for the money and performance they are a great value.

It used to be that when I needed pads for one of my cars I could just buy the cheapest pads the parts stores offered and they were always organic. However, last time I bought pads for my Lexus the cheap pads were metallic and the "premium" pads were organic. I'm hoping they haven't come into vogue and are going to start going up in price.

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