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#1 Old 09-08-2009, 07:18 PM
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Let us know which ones you get and how much they were, Joe. I'd be interested in how they compare to the plain vanilla (Duralast organic, lifetime warrantied) pads I just put on my Mo for $50.
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I purchased Wagner's ThermoQuiet Ceramic pads from Advance Auto for $56. However, I got $10 off thanks to an on-line store coupon and filed for a $15 manufacturer's rebate. That's a pretty darn good deal.

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I purchased Wagner's ThermoQuiet Ceramic pads from Advance Auto for $56. However, I got $10 off thanks to an on-line store coupon and filed for a $15 manufacturer's rebate. That's a pretty darn good deal.
That is a good price - especially if it includes a lifetime warranty. But the pads I got at AZ were $24.99 for the fronts and $21.99 for the rears. So with no coupons (maybe they existed, I just didn't have them) pads for all 4 wheels were just under $50, including tax. But the best part is zero brake noise, great stopping (no difference from the factory pads) and almost no dusting.

And I know the warranty isn't BS because with 207k miles on my old Max, I've only bought one (the first replacement) set of AZ pads.
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That is a good price - especially if it includes a lifetime warranty. But the pads I got at AZ were $24.99 for the fronts and $21.99 for the rears. So with no coupons (maybe they existed, I just didn't have them) pads for all 4 wheels were just under $50, including tax. But the best part is zero brake noise, great stopping (no difference from the factory pads) and almost no dusting.

And I know the warranty isn't BS because with 207k miles on my old Max, I've only bought one (the first replacement) set of AZ pads.
For one sudden stop, maybe no difference in brake feel, but semi-metallic and ceramic pads have much better heat resistance for heavy braking such as on twisting roads or down long grades.

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That is a good price - especially if it includes a lifetime warranty. But the pads I got at AZ were $24.99 for the fronts and $21.99 for the rears. So with no coupons (maybe they existed, I just didn't have them) pads for all 4 wheels were just under $50, including tax. But the best part is zero brake noise, great stopping (no difference from the factory pads) and almost no dusting.
Yes, the Wagner pads come with a lifetime warranty against defects.

Since the MO came with ceramic brakes and I have been impressed by it's stopping performance I opted to stick with ceramics.

Thanx to the coupon and rebate I was able to get premium ceramic pads for the price of regular semi-metallics.

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semi-metallic and ceramic pads have much better heat resistance for heavy braking such as on twisting roads or down long grades.
This (heavy braking) is never an issue for us, so organic pads are fine.

And does a warranty for defects include replacing pads for normal wear? I've always been amazed that places (like AZ) replace brake pads under warranty when they just wear out. But I believe the `limited lifetime' restriction means that they get replaced only for the original purchaser.
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And does a warranty for defects include replacing pads for normal wear? I've always been amazed that places (like AZ) replace brake pads under warranty when they just wear out. But I believe the `limited lifetime' restriction means that they get replaced only for the original purchaser.
The "Limited Lifetime Warranty", as I interpret it, means they will replace the pads if they fail due to a manufacturing defect. It does not suggest they will replace the pads if they simply wear out.

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ceramic pads also produce very little brake dust....good because i have custom wheels......i know..yawn

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supaj,

it's not that they produce less dust, it is that the dust is light in color and does not contain any iron or steel which oxidizes and sticks to/corrodes our wheels.

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Well...at least the pads are designed to actually wear down. The lifetime pads that some brake shops install are so hard they make noise when you go to stop. One of my coworkers just got some of those installed and he's already sick of them.

After 142K miles, my MO is history. Now sporting a loaded silver 2012 Ford Edge Limited with 20" wheels.
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The Duralast MKD ceramic pads (905's on the rear and 969's on the front) that I put on a couple months ago are performing flawlessly. It's been a little over 2K miles, and the braking is just is as good as with the original pads and dusting is very slight. Just washing (not scrubbing) the wheels every month or so will keep them looking like new.

I checked the Auto Zone receipt, and it does say that the limited lifetime warranty expires when the car is sold - ie it is good only for the original pad purchaser (me). Therefore, in another 60-70K miles when I walk into AZ with my worn out Duralast pads, I will walk out with a new, replacement set at no charge.

As a result, I still maintain that plain old, $50 brake pads are fine for any Mo being used in normal (not severe) driving service.
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