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Are better brake pads worth it ?

Will better brake pads make any real difference or will it basically be imperceivable and I need to upgrade both the rotors and even the calipers ? Don't mind spending money on pads if they'll actually help with better braking

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Re: Are better brake pads worth it ?

Yes. But whose to say what's better?


You be better off using Google and reading reviews from automotive publications. Then you still have to sift through the information and make your own determination based on your driving habits.


Rotor design is important as they play a major role in dissipating heat.


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Re: Are better brake pads worth it ?

Watch your driving habits on the pads you buy,that makes a huge difference. Heavy foot=more wear.
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Re: Are better brake pads worth it ?

As the others have said- define better.

Some think better is less dust on the wheels even if the pad offers less bite when hot.

Some think a a better pad is one that lasts twice as long.

For me more brake bite with less hot fade when towing my 6500 lb trailer is better. Which is why I run the Hawk LTS pads. Put off more dust than original, and an occasional squeal when really hot in stop and go, but boy do they work well when really hot. Where the stock pads would fade away, these keep biting.
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