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What pads are compatible?

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Asked by: Laurie Daniels

Are all brake pads compatible?

Not all brake pads are the same though, they come in a bewildering range of shapes. You need to ensure you buy new brake pads that are compatible with your brakes.

Are most brake pads universal?

If it’s time to replace your brake pads, you may be wondering if the pad choice needs to be an exact fit to your car model. The answer is yes, but the reasons why are rather complex.

Can you mix brake pad types?

There should be no harm on mixing “street” pads of different materials. (But never on the same axle, just front/rear…) There simply is not enough difference in those two pad types to notice any difference in braking, unless you are driving the limit into corners and worried about TTO (trailing throttle oversteer).

Are B01S and B03S the same?

Shimano Disc Brake Pads, Shimano B03S B-Type, Resin, Pair



Updated with a new resin compound, the B03S lasts up to 40% longer than the previous generation (B01S). Compared to metal pads, the resin compound is quiet, generates less heat, and offers more progressive stopping power (no sudden braking).

How do I know what brake pads fit my car?

Call your local OEM dealer and ask for the original rotor sizes or OEM rotor/pads part numbers based on your vehicle’s VIN number (VIN# is referenced in your ownership papers). The dealership may not tell you the rotor size, but they will give you the genuine part numbers for your vehicle.

Do pads and discs have to be the same brand?

If you’re replacing OE equipment with something comparable, there’s no reason you can’t switch from one brand to another. And there’s no reason you can’t buy pads from one company and rotors from another.

Can I replace 55mm brake pads with 70mm?

Yes! You shouldn’t have any issue replacing your existing 50mm pads with these 70mm pads they will just be a little longer than your old ones.

Are brake pads One size fits all?

Brake pads vary in size and shape



According to one of our product experts, manufacturers use different sizes and shapes of brake pads by application. “Brake pads are designed to reach a certain performance level depending on the size, weight, and intended use of the vehicle they fit,” he explained.

Are brake pads standard size?

When you purchase a new brake pad, it has a standard thickness size of around 8-12 millimeters (½ inch). Over time, as your brake pad engages with the wheel rotor, the friction material will experience deterioration — resulting in pad wear.

Can I mix and match brake pads?

It’s fine. Mixing different types on the same wheel or on the right and left wouldn’t be such a good idea, but front/back is not a problem. On most cars, ceramic pads are overkill and may actually be detrimental to stopping distance in certain situations.

Do front and rear brakes need to match?

But, when changing brake pads, should you do all four at once? Well, first, you absolutely should replace both front or both rear brake pads at the same time. Unless something’s really wrong, one should be wearing out at about the same rate as the other.

Is it OK to have different front and rear brakes?

It is true but the compounds need to be pretty different or you won’t notice much. Having redstuff pads on the front and yellowstuff pads on the back for example. If the compound is similar then there is nothing to worry about, for example two different “street” pads would be fine.

Do brake pads make a difference?

The major difference between different pads will be on the friction layer, meaning the part of the pad that contacts the rotor face, causing your vehicle to slow down and stop. Both economy and premium friction material can consist or ceramic, semi-metallic, or organic material, or a combination of these.

How often do brake pads need to be replaced?

every 10,000 to 20,000 miles

Brake Pads: When to Replace Them



As a general rule, you should get your brake pads replaced every 10,000 to 20,000 miles to keep wear to a minimum. When it comes to your rotors, you have a bit longer. Your rotors should be replaced between 50,000 and 70,000 miles to keep your brakes in peak health.

How long should brake pads last?

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Are brake pads One size fits all?

Brake pads vary in size and shape



According to one of our product experts, manufacturers use different sizes and shapes of brake pads by application. “Brake pads are designed to reach a certain performance level depending on the size, weight, and intended use of the vehicle they fit,” he explained.

Are front and rear disc brakes interchangeable?

Yes. The line length is the difference.

Are brake shoes universal?

The majority are designed to fit specific calipers, so you will need to buy a pair that is compatible with the make and model of your brake caliper/system. After this, the choice is between the two main types of pad –- organic or sintered.

Are rear brake pads interchangeable?

Pads, no. Rear pads are the same between them, but the front pads are different for the dual-piston calipers than the single piston ones.

Can I just replace brake pads and not rotors?

A: Unless the rotors are worn beyond the mandatory discard thickness, we prefer to replace the pads only. Not only does this obviously save money, but time. New pads must be burnished into new rotors before the best braking performance is achieved.

Do you need to turn rotors when replacing brake pads?

Typically you want to have your rotors turned every other brake change. This ensures that they remain free of debris and do not warp. Regular brake wear and hot spots can often cause your rotors to become warped and having them turned will ensure that they last as long as possible before having to be replaced.