Q45tech wrote:The is no free lunch if you change something then something else is affected..........from the balanced factory approach.
You have to evaluate pads over 30,000 miles to decide.
When you change front pads the problems usually shift to the rear units.
A good test is to turn ABS/ traction off and evaluate how the car stops without technical assistance.
I agree with you Q45, the rear pads had extra wear to give as they weren't wearing as fast as teh fronts. (i lighted the car about 150 lbs since I bought it with exhaust mods)
I changed all my pads to metal matrix and no, I don't mind giving up a little rotor wear to help the dust condition.
I will have 30k on the new pads by this time next year. I don't know how to turn off ABS (i haven't tried pulling fuses) but I do have a pretty good idea how to threshold brake this car, besides i have noticed ABS coming on more frequently with the new pads, so i assume it is braking better, but no change in the SOTP feel