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ok, i spent the day changing new rotors (OEM) and pads (Hawk HPS)

lets just say the rear suks.

the rear pads compared to the front are totally differnt. its like nothing left in the rear and really meaty in the front.

the rear are so bad that when i tried to turn the piston back, it wouldnt go back down. i tried the cube to turn the piston... none of the 6 sides fit. i tried teh snap on kit... none fit. i then used needle nose pliers to turn it and wont go down. thats how far out it has gone. i then used a c-clamp to push the piston lower so the thread inside can catch so i can turn it in.

also found out that one of my rear rotors have a crack on it. *YIKES*
 

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Ya our car is very rear biased...im changing my brakes on Wednesday and i only have 50,000km on it. I bought a set of EBC slotted/drilled rotors all around and all around HAWK HPS pads also. We'll see how it goes...
 

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[quote author=Hum link=topic=66911.msg1148758#msg1148758 date=1168758900]
Ya our car is very rear biased...im changing my brakes on Wednesday and i only have 50,000km on it. I bought a set of EBC slotted/drilled rotors all around and all around HAWK HPS pads also. We'll see how it goes...
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You sure about this? Observations about the brake dust on mine say otherwise.
 

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Our cars are indeed very rear biased. There is a guy on the forums who has changed his rears 4 times in over 100,000 miles but still has original fronts.
 

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[quote author=Zorminster link=topic=66911.msg1149094#msg1149094 date=1168797240]
[quote author=Hum link=topic=66911.msg1148758#msg1148758 date=1168758900]
Ya our car is very rear biased...im changing my brakes on Wednesday and i only have 50,000km on it. I bought a set of EBC slotted/drilled rotors all around and all around HAWK HPS pads also. We'll see how it goes...
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You sure about this? Observations about the brake dust on mine say otherwise.
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Yes, im 100% positive. i have 75% left on the fronts and 5% left on the rears. how is that not biased...and i have an ATX. So i never even have to use E-brake
 

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I have 41k miles and im metal on metal right now on my rear pads and my front almost look brand new. 200$ from mazda to change the fronts vs. 85$ for pats and doing it my self.
 
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