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Offline Skywarp777

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Going thru rear brake pads like water
« on: 07:46:39 PM / 14-Apr-12 »
Hi guys...

I've been changing the rear brake pads on my 87 S12 notch, like a lil over 2 months in a row(on the average) like nothing. Even though, the pads are lifetime warranty... the labor isn't, and can be expensive, when you're on a budget.  :brow:


I'm thinking, one of the calipers is sticking or forcing the piston out too quickly... what do you guys think?


Any info would be very helpful... also any prices on rear calipers would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks  :grinwink:
« Last Edit: 07:47:51 PM / 14-Apr-12 by Skywarp777 »

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Offline night_s12

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Re: Going thru rear brake pads like water
« Reply #1 on: 08:27:28 PM / 14-Apr-12 »
What pads are u using? How often are u having to change them
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Offline Skywarp777

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Re: Going thru rear brake pads like water
« Reply #2 on: 09:44:17 PM / 14-Apr-12 »
I'm using low budget Autozone crap ones, unfortunately.

Maybe, I shoulda spent the extra and went with the semi-metallic, or better yet, sprung for some EBC greenies. lol


Oh, I've changed them twice in the last 3-4 months... always the rears.
« Last Edit: 09:45:05 PM / 14-Apr-12 by Skywarp777 »
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Re: Going thru rear brake pads like water
« Reply #3 on: 10:31:58 PM / 14-Apr-12 »
Sometimes the ebrake cables don't disengage... sometimes I have to get underneath my car and whack my caliper with a hammer a bit to get it to disengage lol
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Offline night_s12

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Re: Going thru rear brake pads like water
« Reply #4 on: 11:02:39 PM / 14-Apr-12 »
That and cheap pads are shit
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Offline Skywarp777

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Re: Going thru rear brake pads like water
« Reply #5 on: 11:10:43 PM / 14-Apr-12 »
Funny, how when I bought my S12 two years ago... after it sat in a garage for 8 years... the guy I bought it from JUST repaired the e-brake cable...

Then this loser who worked on my brakes, the 1st time, SNAPPED one side of the e-brake cable.

Would it still be doing that... even if one side is broken?

I love driving my S12, but that brake grinding is so ANNOYING.

Post Merge: 11:13:02 PM / 14-Apr-12
That and cheap pads are shit
Would semi-metallics make much of a difference? Also, how are the EBC pads and what do they go for?

Anyone, know of ANY better performance brake pads?
« Last Edit: 11:13:02 PM / 14-Apr-12 by Skywarp777 »
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Re: Going thru rear brake pads like water
« Reply #6 on: 11:41:00 PM / 14-Apr-12 »
I'll bet you a quarter this will fix it!
http://club-s12.org/v3/index.php?topic=33847.0

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Re: Going thru rear brake pads like water
« Reply #7 on: 12:18:43 AM / 15-Apr-12 »
^^^ That
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Quote from: ka-t.org
Hella flush and all associates should be gunned down for brainwashing people into thinking a 225 and lots of camber is proper wheel fitment. THAT IS EASY, anyone can camber a skinny as tire till it dosnt rub. Now fitting an 11 with a 315 on stock fender with reasonable camber, that is fitment. And looks, and performs better than both.
i dont own a s12 at the moment but trying to acquire one to get rid of my s13 hatch
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[28:04] zastaba: He did the super jumping up and down pain dance

Offline Skywarp777

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Re: Going thru rear brake pads like water
« Reply #8 on: 03:37:15 PM / 16-Apr-12 »
Thanks rednucleus... gonna show this to the guy who does my Nissan's mechanics. Hopefully, THIS will cure the problems. lol ;)
« Last Edit: 03:37:31 PM / 16-Apr-12 by Skywarp777 »
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Offline Nike619

Re: Going thru rear brake pads like water
« Reply #9 on: 09:39:28 AM / 21-Apr-12 »
Teach yourself! That's what I did. Cheaper. A lot more fun too!

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Re: Going thru rear brake pads like water
« Reply #10 on: 11:41:31 AM / 21-Apr-12 »
What Nike said - I agree 100%, plus a hugh satisfacation & confidence boost when you get it right