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      01-15-2013, 08:30 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by badazzm View Post
I did and I can see them but I don't know how to tell if they need replacing. I dont' want to take any chances either. I ended up ordering Hawk ceramic pads along with 2 bottles of brembo fluid from tire rack. I hope these will do the job. Do I need to get two brake sensors as well? And how can I tell about rotors? Thanks for your help!
i usually use a flashlight so i can get a better view if looking thru the wheel for quick check. the pads have a backing plate that is about 4mm thick on OEM if i remember and i shoot for having about half that amount of pad left or so(2-3mm) being all the way worn. this is also about the point where you will start to wear thru the sensor. if you change pads at this point before the sensor is damaged then a new one isnt needed. also the last little bit of pad seems to get used really fast particularly with track use.

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