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Favorite Brake pad?

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Re: Favorite Brake pad?

Post by abscate » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:49 pm

Mr. Detail wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:09 pm
One last brake pad change out question. I did look at a couple of online video's for our P2"s and specifically the rear pads.
Both video's the guy was removing the caliper. I thought that was not necessary for a simple pad replacement. is this true?
P80s have fixed calipers so the pads slide out.

P2s thecrear calipers float like the front, so off come the rear calipers for pad changes


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Re: Favorite Brake pad?

Post by abscate » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:25 pm

Forgot to add my votes...Akebono x2

I had a brake job come up on my 1999 T5 recently, and based the experience with the inherited Akebonos on the S70, I went with those on the 1999. They do haul you down nice, fast, and smooth. I don't really care about brake dust. Elizabeth the T5 gets 95% highway driving at 65 mph.


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Re: Favorite Brake pad?

Post by Mr. Detail » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:24 am

One last question on the replacement of my rear pads. Do I need to re-cut the rotors or buy new ones?
Trying to save a few bucks here.



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Re: Favorite Brake pad?

Post by oragex » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:37 am

I think rotors need replaced when the wear is about 2mm deep/side (don't remember the exact number)

If yours are still good and not warped/scored, there is no need to replace them. However look inside at the parking shoes, see if there's delamination and look for rust on the rotor wear surface. These rear rotors may also be difficult to remove from the hub if there's a 'belt' of rust that causes the shoes from sliding off. Also good to look how the caliper spring sits, quite common to be installed back the wrong way



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Re: Favorite Brake pad?

Post by abscate » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:28 pm

4 years in the Northeast. Perfectly serviceable..


As small boat anchors.


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Re: Favorite Brake pad?

Post by Mr. Detail » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:06 am

"As small boat anchors.", sweet!



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