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Old 03 Jul 2006, 04:02 pm
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Default Early front pad wear 06

I am experiencing early pad and rotor failure on my 06. At 15.5k I am showing wear on the rotors and pads. Has anyone tried aftermarket rotors and ceramic pads to cure this issue?

Update, When I removed the front pads, they were about 1/2 worn the rotors were almost at the maximum limit of wear 21.9 mm vs 21.4 mm max wear.
The problem is in the excessive dust the brake pads produce. The dust clogs up the area where the pads actually slide, this causes a situation where the pads can not relax after breaking because of the accmulation of dust in the sliding area.
Changing the pads and rotors has greatly reduced the dust and my fuel mileage has improved about 4-5 mpg. I plan on trying ceramic pads later

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Old 03 Jul 2006, 10:23 pm
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I put ceramic pads on my 02 to elimanate dust, it did and I was pleased. Haven't heard anything about excessive wear on the 06 in particular.
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Old 03 Jul 2006, 11:46 pm
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i would go back to the dealership and ask them to check it out
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Old 04 Jul 2006, 03:43 am
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I'm going on 10,000 miles and mine are grinding bad.
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Old 05 Jul 2006, 11:06 am
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I have heard of folks who do 90% city driving, needing pads at 12K.
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Old 07 Jul 2006, 09:27 am
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quote:Originally posted by Hooligan

I put ceramic pads on my 02 to elimanate dust, it did and I was pleased. Haven't heard anything about excessive wear on the 06 in particular.
Same here. The ceramics also felt better and lasted longer. Put them in my daughter's '03 GT, and I'll be putting them in my '05 soon.

I got Raybestos ceramics.
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Old 08 Jul 2006, 02:34 am
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I used and highly advise using the Raybestos (PepBoys) ceramic pads up front. No dusting and longer wear and slightly better fad and stopping power. I also went with slotted and drilled disks and SS lines all around. Biggest improvement was the front pads. I already have about 20,000 miles on the front pads and they are hardly (20%) worn according to my lube man. Got my rotors on eBay and they were cheaper than a stock replacement. I did not need new rotors at 30,000 but I wanted the upgraded ones anyway!! [?]
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