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Old 11-27-2012, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by bluebee View Post
I always thought it was mostly about heat dissipation - but I could be wrong.
Yeah, that makes a lot of sense too. Luckily, if the driver is in tune with their car, they will be able to feel any degrading well before catastrophic failure. It's not like the rotor will disintegrate. I have heard some bad stories about pads though.

That's interesting that the hot friction is less than the cold, since 'most' pads in the referenced thread were evenly rated.
Yeah, they probably used a cheaper compound in these pads as the volume of material is much greater than the rears. I won't know how they perform for a very long time, as I tend to get around 40-60k out of a set of pads, and my fronts look like they still have 75% life in them.
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