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I am approaching 30,000 miles and I got the inevitable brake pad wear indicator squeal the other day. I took the wheel and caliper off to verify and sure enough, my rear pads are worn. This is the first time I've ever had rear pads wear out before the fronts. Maybe the pads are bigger in the front. I'll have to look.

In any case I plan on replacing all of them, but wanted to see if anybody had any good advice for replacements. I found some good reports about the EBC Yellowstuff KEVLAR® brake pads. Summit carries the fronts, but I don't think they have rears yet.

Here's a link.
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=EBC-DP41798R&FROM=MG

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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no advice but if you would like some help let me know. My rear pad wore quicker on my last car too
 

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wow, that's a lot of money for a set of pads.
Yeah, I agree, but I guess it all depends on how they perform and how long they last. That's why I'm asking. If they're worth it, I don't mind paying, but if not then I'll just find something else. I still haven't found anything for the rear either.
 

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I used EBC greenstuff on my BMW and they were decent pads.

I'd like to see what poly comes up with using the parts from Wilwood. I had Wilwood calipers on my mustang back in the day and really liked them. My rear brakes are about gone too, I am planning on some autozone specials until I see some real upgrades available.
 

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I used EBC greenstuff on my BMW and they were decent pads.

I'd like to see what poly comes up with using the parts from Wilwood. I had Wilwood calipers on my mustang back in the day and really liked them. My rear brakes are about gone too, I am planning on some autozone specials until I see some real upgrades available.
Yeah, I'll probably end up going this route too. Does Poly plan to sell replacement pads for stock calipers and rotors, or only complete upgraded systems?
 

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I have used the EBC on a Evo and I thought they where ok. I agree that it is worth getting good pads. Especially when it comes to brake fade going down long hills with big tires and relativly small brakes. I already overheated mne a couple times

Hopefully Hawk will make some for our rig!
 

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I have used the EBC on a Evo and I thought they where ok. I agree that it is worth getting good pads. Especially when it comes to brake fade going down long hills with big tires and relativly small brakes. I already overheated mne a couple times

Hopefully Hawk will make some for our rig!
I agree, I just have a hard time paying 120 for front and not having the option for the rears. I have overheated the rears several times coming out of the mountains...I know, I drive too fast. What gets me is we have the same brakes as a nitro, you would think more companies would have something out by now.
 

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Are you guys saying there are no options out there right now? I definately need to replace my rears. I already cut the wear indicator off to get me by, but I can't go long without something. Surely, as a last resort, I should be able to get some from the dealer, right?
 

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stock replacment exist. We were just talking mostly about aftermarket upgrades. I ahve not seen much in the brands I particuarly like but to be perfectly honest I have not done much research into it yet
 

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stock replacment exist. We were just talking mostly about aftermarket upgrades. I ahve not seen much in the brands I particuarly like but to be perfectly honest I have not done much research into it yet
Cool, you had me worried. A guy on the other forum said he used some EBC Greens on the rear, but the part number he listed didn't pull anything up.
 

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Are you guys saying there are no options out there right now? I definately need to replace my rears. I already cut the wear indicator off to get me by, but I can't go long without something. Surely, as a last resort, I should be able to get some from the dealer, right?
Don't drive too long... I did the same thing a week and half ago, now I need a new rotor.

The dealer quoted me 112 for the rear, I went to Advance Auto parts and they ordered me a set I got them the next day, 41 bucks
 

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Don't drive too long... I did the same thing a week and half ago, now I need a new rotor.

The dealer quoted me 112 for the rear, I went to Advance Auto parts and they ordered me a set I got them the next day, 41 bucks
Yeah, I picked up a set from Autozone and changed them yesterday. That's why I wanted to know how to adjust the parking brake. I wanted to do it while I was in there.
 

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well, looks like the Hawk HPS pads are available for the fronts. Didn't see any rear options available.
I always ran Hawks HPS pads on my Harley pickup and they worked great and lasted forever- and that was on a 500+ HP pickup that weighed 3 tons!
Definitely where I'll be going when the time comes, thanks for finding them.:mr-t:
 
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