Brake pads is there much difference

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 at 23:15
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Have to replace the front brake pads on the patrol,question is is there any difference in brands re stopping ability/fade/performance ??What is your experience,
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Reply By: Ron N - Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 at 23:35

Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 at 23:35
Yes, you generally get what you pay for. Beware the cheap Chinese pads, they wear out at twice the rate of the better-known brands. I don't think there's a really noticeable difference in stopping distance between the brands - but there is a noticeable difference, in wear rates.
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Reply By: Member - nick b - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 07:32

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 07:32
As said only buy none brands , but basically the harder the pad the longer they last
The harder pads might need more pressure on the peddle to pull up the same distance . unless you are doing heavy braking (racing etc ) or long down hill with big loads standard pads should be fine . If you have a special need you might be better talking to brake specialist .

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Reply By: The Bantam - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 07:32

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 07:32
I am not overly conversant with the brands and items BUT there are some funky high performance brake pads that are definitely reported to have significantly improved, stopping, fade resistance and wear proiperties.

One thing to investigate is how badly certain pads chew up the disk rotors.

Back in the day when metal content pads first came in one popular brand of pads was notorius for chewing up disks.
Their composition was not real clever..they certainly achieved lower pedal preasures than others, but they did not last well and chewd up disks something cronnic.

However the upstart and lesser known brand of metal pad had no such problems.

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Reply By: Member - Alastair D (NSW) - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 08:01

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 08:01
Pepper,
I normally stick to oem parts for important things like brakes etc but at my last change I used Bendix 4wd pads in my LC100. They work well and do give improved braking. Not dramatic but definitely better. I find that they need a firm application on the first use each day but after that they work normally. Other people have reported the same thing. I have also now put a set into my old troopy - hard to get one of these to brake well - a slight improvement but better fade resistance.

As others have said avoid the non main stream brands and remember that long life pads usually are harder, will wear the rotor more and give poorer braking. I go for the softer variety if there is a chioce to get maximum braking.

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Follow Up By: pepper2 - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 09:07

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 09:07
thankyou for your replies it is appreciated
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Reply By: GT Campers - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 09:15

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 09:15
"Ferodo 4WD" pads. That is all you need to know....

They are even better when teamed with DBA (not any other brand with three letters...) slotted rotors

DON'T BUY BRAKES ON PRICE
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 13:13

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 13:13
Just put in some new Bendix in my Patrol and it's a new shape and they work very well, I am on my second set of Bendix.
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Follow Up By: GT Campers - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 14:52

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 14:52
yeah bendix are good too :)

just don't fit Shindungchingchong ones
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 10:26

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 10:26
I always use genuine pads, mostly much more expensive but always give good wear and good braking overall. Harder pads must wear your discs out faster and if you drive your vehicle in a sensible fashion and drive to your load and road conditions, you will not have major brake fade with genuine pads.. Michael
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