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Old 08-20-2002, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Brake pads worn out at 12k miles

Is there a local performance shop where I can get aftermarket ones?

I'm sure they'd be better and just as much as the OEM ones from the dealership

I need them by today or tomorrow
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Old 08-20-2002, 04:37 PM   #2
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Hey I remember those days. Mine were gone around that time as well.
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Old 08-20-2002, 04:46 PM   #3
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At least I'm not alone
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Old 08-20-2002, 05:46 PM   #4
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Well I found some at NAPA for $49

Compared to $85 at the Suby dealer
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Old 08-20-2002, 05:55 PM   #5
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My first set also went at 12k. My second set seem to be holding out better as I'm well over 20k and they look good. My Suby dealer charged me $75 for new OE pads.

At least they last longer than the RE-92s. Mine were bald at 6k miles.

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Old 08-20-2002, 06:31 PM   #6
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Anyone know off hand how long the warranty on our wonderful RE-92s is?
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Old 08-20-2002, 10:04 PM   #7
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MAD REX,
Thanks for calling me today, did you have your dad look at the pads? I thought you said that it was at the squeeler on the left side, although you weren't sure. Also you didn't ask the price, only the availability. The OE pads are $75.38 plus tax. The OE pads are a good compromise of performance, longevity, noise, and brake dust. If you drive more aggressively they will wear faster and 12k would not be that outrageous. The pads from the auto parts stores are made of different materials and thus cheaper but remember that typically at least one of the factors is compromised. Thanks

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Old 08-21-2002, 11:16 AM   #8
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Hey Troy!

When I was talking about the price I was quoted by Shortline Subaru

The parts from Napa will do for now even if they only last another 10k miles

One question: Father in law says I should hold off putting the new pads on til I get my rotors 'turned' or smoothed out by a shop. Otherwise, the new pads will not grab correctly and will ruin them.

Is this true? Rotor have grooves in them now, can I slap the pads on, or wait to get the rotors smoothed out?
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Old 08-21-2002, 01:26 PM   #9
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Mad Rex,
The rotors do develop wear patterns or grooves and you should turn the rotors to remove these. Also turning the rotors will true them up if they are warped. Please let me know if you would like some pads. I recommend EBC Greens or Hawk HP Street, they are both great upgrades and I can have them in about three days or I have the OE pads in stock. Put new pads on won't ruin the pads or the rotors it just will cause the pads to wear into the pattern and occassionally cause squeeling.

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Old 08-21-2002, 01:33 PM   #10
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Thanx again for the advice, I'm gonna use these pads I got for now, and after about 10k miles or order some better aftermarket ones from you.

So when I need them I'll have them
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Old 08-21-2002, 04:47 PM   #11
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Mad Rex,

I agree that you should turn rotors if they are warped but not if they are only grooved.

The circumferential grooves that wear into the rotors are perfectly normal and actually increase the surface area of the rotor that comes into contact with the pad.

By turning the rotors, you leave them thinner and slightlly more prone to warping in the future.

If your rotors feel or look glazed, I've had good luck giving the a *slight* buff with a 3m abrasive pad on an electric drill.
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