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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-18-2011, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Just replaced the OEM brake pads with EBC HH sintered pads, and what a difference, much improved braking power, no chattering, and no hint of fade... And I'm still working on breaking them in, so far so good!
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Just replaced the OEM brake pads with EBC HH sintered pads, and what a difference, much improved braking power, no chattering, and no hint of fade... And I'm still working on breaking them in, so far so good!
Just replaced the rear pads with EBC HH also and the difference is immediately felt. Only got 7000 miles from the stock pads. Can't wait for the front to wear down so they can receive the same EBC HH pads.
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Just replaced the rear pads with EBC HH also and the difference is immediately felt. Only got 7000 miles from the stock pads. Can't wait for the front to wear down so they can receive the same EBC HH pads.
7k miles on the rears pads seems to be about par for the course. I have now standardized on replacing the rear pads when I replace the rear tire, since they both seem to have about the same life-span. The pads last a little longer, but getting them off is such a pain in the butt that you may as well do both at the same time, since the wheel is already off.

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You can replace the rear pads without removing the rear tire.
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You can replace the rear pads without removing the rear tire.
Yes, and tho it appears to be a major pain it's much simpler than it seems. Still a bit of a pain, but it only takes about 20 minutes. Probably less after a few times but i only did it once. Fronts are stupid easy. Just installed my 3rd set a couple days ago. But as Dave always screams about () you should clean the pistons up so when they are pushed back in they don't take a bunch of dirt with them to ruin the seals. Thats the one thing i haven't done on the rear, but i do blow it out well with air. Should probably squirt some cleaner in there and then hose it out. The fronts i clean real good before pushing them back in since they're so easy to get to.
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