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This is a discussion on Brake lining = 8/32 within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Front: 8/32 Rear: 7/32 Is it time for me to replace my pads? If so, I was thinking of getting ...

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    Brake lining = 8/32

    Front: 8/32
    Rear: 7/32

    Is it time for me to replace my pads? If so, I was thinking of getting some performance pads and upgrading the fluid. Any other recommendations? I don't want to go all out, just trying to keep my car in good repair for now. I'll save the real upgrades for later...

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    I don't know how much pad lining you need, but if the face of the pad is in line (or near) the little sheet metal bar (wear indicator) I would say do the swap.

    p.s. if you do it yourself, make sure to reface the rotors, I swapped my pads after only about 10K miles, thought I didn't have to reface (bad idea), felt like I had warped rotors and bad wheel balance because the pads would never seat against the rotor properly.

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    Yeah, those measurements are below the service limit.
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    So what's an easy way to reface the rotors?

    By the way, I'm at 7500 miles. Is that kind of soon to run out of pad?
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    Get those sandpaper doo-hickey's they sell on TV.

    j/k. Take them to a shop to have it done - you can just take the rotor itself in. Some parts places even do it.

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