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New Brakes

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    Newbie alwyzbroke's Avatar
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    New Brakes


    How do you know when you need new brakes? Every so often mine squeal after it rains, but it stops after a few minutes.

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    New Brakes

    Simple:

    Is the braking performance much less than it used to be?
    Maybe pads are glazed and contaminated, replace.

    Also there is a groove cut in the brake pad material,
    when the groove is gone you should replace the pads.

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    New Brakes

    If you do need brakes... Pads before my last set were Vesrahs. They lasted forever and felt great. They'll be my next pads when the EBCs wear out (won't take long, EBCs last me 5000 miles or less).

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    New Brakes

    Quote Originally Posted by alwyzbroke View Post
    How do you know when you need new brakes? Every so often mine squeal after it rains, but it stops after a few minutes.
    Your rotors are probably slightly rusted after it rains, too... Your brake pads clean them off over a few minutes.

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    New Brakes

    look to see how much meat is left on them

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    New Brakes

    Also

    Clean rotors with brake clean

    you will get off tar like spooge

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    New Brakes

    Quote Originally Posted by richw View Post
    Also

    Clean rotors with brake clean

    you will get off tar like spooge
    Get in there and clean the pads and calipers too! so much grunge

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    New Brakes

    When you see metal to metal you need new brakes.

    KB

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    New Brakes

    Can some one tell me if Vesrah's last a long time, then they are hard on rotors?

    While you get EBC's that wear out fast ... then these are easier on rotors?

    How do you know if your rotors are too worn?

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    New Brakes

    Generally - pads that wear out faster are easier on the rotors. Rotors are worn when you can see deep gouges in them (from worn pads, etc), or they have worn uniformaly past the minimum thickness stamped on the rotor.

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    New Brakes

    Thanks!

    Confirmed my suspicions ...

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