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This is a discussion on 36K New Brake Pads within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Had new pads put on the front saturday. I used Bendix 721-IQ's. so far so good. better, more responsive feel ...

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    36K New Brake Pads

    Had new pads put on the front saturday. I used Bendix 721-IQ's. so far so good. better, more responsive feel than stock, and very reasonable price.

    dR

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    How much $ ? The stock pads at the dealership cost me $70 + just for the front.
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    i think they were around $45. initial impressions is better hwy braking, less fade (i drive hwy 95% of the time) i paid cost as my family owns an auto parts distribution company.

    here's some information on the IQ line from Bendix's website.

    Import Quiet utilizes an advance-engineered friction formulation that provides miles of noise-free operation, and thanks to its TitaniuMetallic technology, IQ offers better stopping power and shorter stopping distances than other brands.

    TitaniuMetallic is a coating that is applied to the pad's friction surface during the manufacturing process. This coating raises the brake pad's initial stopping power while the pad mates to the rotor surface. After about 50 stops the TitaniuMetallic coating wears away, having completed the pad-rotor surface mating process

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    Whats more amazing is that you got 36,000 miles out of a set of pads!!!


    Damn I got 15,000 miles and my discs need maching too....

    Subaru discs are quite soft unfortunately...

    Subaru wanted $350 Aussie Pesos to change the pads and machine the discs.... er no thanks!

    Ah well in a couple of months I'm getting some new aftermaket slotted rotors.

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    i didn't even have to turn the stock rotors.

    i guess all that engine braking and rev matching works huh?

    actually, i drive 95% on the hwy, so that's really the reason.

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    update

    i've been driving on them for about 5K now, and i like them better than OW. less fade, no squeal, better response, especailly when hot (had to stand on the brakes today on the hwy on the way to work, and the grabbed better than the OE's ever did in that situation)

    only negative thus far, lots of brake dust. more than the OE. b/c my family is a distrtibutor of the pads, i spoke to a few mechanics and a bendix rep, they both informed me that this was part of the break in technology that allows the pad to "learn" the rotor surface for better contact. supposedly it should only last the first few thousand miles.

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    I'm at 31k miles now, and I'm started to hear squeeking occasionally when I brake. Sometimes the break like comes on, and goes off when I let off the break. I still am using the stock break pads from 0 miles. Time for me to change I guess then huh? And if so, anyone know where to get some decent pads online?
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    Yeah. Squeal is wear indicators. Light is fluid getting low as pads get thin.
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