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This is a discussion on Break pad within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; i did my rear break pad change when took them out and put them togehter i noticed that they look ...

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    i did my rear break pad change when took them out and put them togehter i noticed that they look like unevenly weared... meaning its not looking like straight "I" but slanted "/" is that a good thing??

    ill post pictures soon.

    and BOTH side was unevenly weared.

    is that normal?
    NEW 03 WRX bought NOV 16th 2002
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    I'm assuming you mean taper wear. For simplicity, let's say the top end of the pad
    has more material than the bottom end. If that's what you're referring to- yes it's
    "normal". It's actually a sign of heavy use. Or not very durable pads. Or both.
    The leading edge of the pad actually operates at a higher temerature and therefore
    wears slightly faster than the trailing edge. This situation is not really that unusual.

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    wow thanks alot. i was hoping it was something like that.

    but here one question. well if the tail end of the pad should wear faster, or viseversa,
    why would the pad on the inner side have less on top while the outer have less on the bottom??

    ill try to take some pics.
    NEW 03 WRX bought NOV 16th 2002
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    NEW 04 WRX traded with 03 lemon
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    work for HONDA drives a SUBARU =p

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    my rear brake pads did the same thing, i just flipped them around
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    Aha. That clears it up a little more.
    Sounds like the caliper is twisting. That's a little unusual.
    Or yet more likely, the caliper as it is mounted static
    is ever so slightly cocked at an angle, rather than being
    perfectly aligned..... and the end result is that the pads
    aren't flush against the rotor to begin with.

    Thinking about the WRX caliper.... that's somewhat unusual as well.

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    i guess we will see how the new pads hold up.
    ill check again when i do the front pads.
    but i never seen that happen before so i am worried.
    NEW 03 WRX bought NOV 16th 2002
    classified as a LEMON =(
    NEW 04 WRX traded with 03 lemon
    AUGUST 31st 2003

    work for HONDA drives a SUBARU =p

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