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Old 09-04-06, 01:24 PM   #1
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Anyone rotate brake pads?

I was just thinking while adjusting my brakes, if anyone rotates their brake pads front to back...My fronts are wearing out MUCH faster than my rear pads for the obvious reason that I use my fronts more....ever hear of people rotating them for longer lifespan, or is this just a dumb idea. If its "rubbish", please let me have it.
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I was just thinking while adjusting my brakes, if anyone rotates their brake pads front to back...My fronts are wearing out MUCH faster than my rear pads for the obvious reason that I use my fronts more....ever hear of people rotating them for longer lifespan, or is this just a dumb idea. If its "rubbish", please let me have it.
for the cost of pads, i'd rotate 'em to the trash can. unless you need something to do .

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I don't see what you would gain from rotating brake pads.
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I don't see what you would gain from rotating brake pads.
They would wear more evenly. ****, why not? Something to do if you're bored.
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I've rotated my for years, and even flip them so their upside down...but I'm weird.
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They would wear more evenly. ****, why not? Something to do if you're bored.
But uh, really that's just a waste of time. What happens when you rotate them? You'll just rotate them again when the front wears down? Either way you aren't saving any money. Eventually one of the pads will be unuseable and you'll need new ones. And seriously they're like $2 for a new pair.
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...more like 11. If you can find Kool Stop V brake pads for 2, please let me know.
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