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Old 12th July 2018, 23:42   #301
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2012 Skoda Yeti

Front pads replaced @ 75k
Rears still had material left, but changed @ 90k service just to be on the safe side.

Rotors replaced @ 75k with Brembo ventilated just to try it out, OEM still lying in my store & good for a lot more.

Use brakes only to stop, modulate throttle and use the gearbox intelligently to control speed. Brake pads should not be consumables.
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Switched over to Brembo brake pads on our i20 diesel after being fed up of the dust and the low life of the OEM brake pads.

I am on the first set and they have lasted 50K kms and have almost worn out . Maybe will last another 2000 kms.
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Better braking than stock when heated up. Around 25% better bite than stock
Less brake dust

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The pads have eaten through the rotor for lunch. So much that the rotors need to be replaced.

Next replacement pads will be from Mintex along with a fresh set of rotors!
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The car just completed 90K kms last week during a Kerala - Chennai drive. During the long drive, at certain occasions I felt like the braking wasn't as great as usual. Will be looking at replacing the disc pads after a check-up with my FNG.
It wasn't the disc pads - issue was with the Brake Master Cylinder that needs replacement.


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Use brakes only to stop, modulate throttle and use the gearbox intelligently to control speed. Brake pads should not be consumables.
Agree. And that's more or less how I do it too - the OE pads on my 2005 Baleno still good at 97K kms attesting this.
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