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Old 04-28-2010, 10:14 PM
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I can't possibly knock anyone's description of why one pad feels better to them than another ... as I plumb can't tell the difference.

But, having said that, the four "scientific" tests (in the Police report), were:

45 pts - High-operating-temp braking performance & fade resistance test
25 pts - Normal-operating-temperature braking performance test
20 pts - Panic stop (antilock brake mode) test
10 pts - Ambient-temperature (cold) braking performance test
Total = 100 pts

I really can't comprehend how anyone can judge these things by feel.

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