- October 20, 2004
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Albany, NY
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 96 EB V6 OHV 4WD
I got Advance's Most Expensive Semi-met last time(platnium).Today I did the brakes again, they were pulsating for quite some time. These have less than a year, and only 6,001 miles on them.
I switched to the Wearever Semi Metallic ones labeled "gold" because I got the Wearever ceramic labeled "platinum" the last two times and I am not impressed with them.
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The ones that came off looked horrible, just like the last time. Heat spots in the rotors and the pads are all cracked up.
I am hoping that the different pads I installed this time will solve this problem. If not I will be switching brands and probably ordering off the internet instead of buying local.
In this picture below you can see the hot spots in the rotors and cracks in the pads on the right. There are cracks in the pads on the left too, they just did not show up in the picture. I am hard on my brakes and I have 31 inch tires on this truck, but I have never had this happen to my old 1998 Four door Explorer even when it had 315,000 miles on it. I might even look into swapping the rear 10 inch drum brakes to a disk setup in the future.
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Also got a gift card for like $40, I think maybe less than $10 difference to the gold. Very happy with it. Pedal seems a lot firmer, but I also did an ABS bleed with a scan tool.