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Brakes for larger tires/off roading?
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 Posted: Tue Sep 24th, 2019 05:00 pm
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So, I had to do some work on my front axles this last week, and noticed that my front pads are worn A LOT faster than I expected them to be and have a lot of cracks in the material that now squeak. They have

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you need better quality brake pads.
I like semi metallic pads from Bendix or Raebestos myself



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Agreed, Larger pads and rotors and same "driving techniques" on the inexpensive/or wrong pad material won't net you much in different results.

I also wouldn't consider an extra 2-3 months of wearability much of an improvement for the efforts of going through the fitment of larger brakes.



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I just realized that 90% of what I typed didn't post... 

That's basically what I'm asking. I think the brake rotors are plenty big enough, but the pads wore out much faster than I expected. Looking for a recommendation on good pads that can stand the extra wear/tear and heat that comes from the activities I do with my truck. I currently have high end autozone pads on there. Which I've used for years on sedans without issue. but since my commute has always been 90% highway driving, and the cars pretty light without luggage and a single person, they were never asked to do much work. These pads wore out much faster than I expected.

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Are you on a phone or a computer and if computer which theme are you using?



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JAMMAN wrote:
Are you on a phone or a computer and if computer which theme are you using?
Computer, using chrome, and default theme.

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