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      Partial replacement of Brake pads

      I'll be going for my 50k service tomo. Brake pads may need a change.
      I've always noticed that the inside pads wear out quicker. They'll be down to bare metal while the outside pads on both rotors will have more than half their useful life left.
      Is it ok to replace just the inside pads?
      I'm going to experiment anyways, unless someone can come up with a convincing argument against doing it.
      Swift brake pads dont come cheap, and throwing away the perfectly good,outside pads on both front wheels feels like an awful waste.
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      I just dropped my car off for 50k service too. Would like to see the after affects of your experiment.

      When I last replaced my pads they had worn out evenly. Doc, I still can't understand how you are going through pads so easily?
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      Even i had the same issue of uneven brake pad wear..But i changed all 4 pads together..But i ve kept the old pads in case they come in handy..
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      @rahul- i have made the pads last a record breaking 20k this time. Last 2 times were 7.5k each.
      Try using slotted rotors to see your brake pads melt away like a depressed anorexic
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      Doc..how long do the Tarox pads last on the Tarox rotors?...
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      dont they come in pairs?

      there is no harm trying this out except that when one brakes, the pads wont evenly go and hit the rotors. so in this case inside pads will wear out more Quicker.

      i suspect the rotors. usually they must wear out evenly. or probably the rotors are designed such that they are more thicker towards the inside pads?

      or may be the alignment of the brake caliper is wrong. its placed bit tilted or something.

      i am a noob when it comes to the brake caliper designs and the rotor designs . so its always better to check whether they are properly placed along side the rotor in the service center itself.

      just for clarity check if the thickness is even to both the sides comparing the tarox rotors and the stock rotors.

      as i told earlier i dont know about brake caliper or rotor designs. so pardon em if i am wrong.

      and also check the caliper if the pads inside and outside move towards the rotor evenly. if they are misalinged such that inside pads gets pushed out more , this thing can happen.

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      On the contrary me thinks with slotted rotors your brake pads should last longer? The cooler rotor temperatures should aid better braking and stop stressing the pads too. And alloys only help further in cooling.

      I have see how hot my brakes can get coming down Nandi hills. Often I have had my brakes smoking because of not sufficient air being supplied because of the stock steel rims. So I am guessing in the absence of proper cooling your brake pads take a bigger hit?

      OTOH, I never nanny my brakes. Though i do use a lot of engine braking you can say I am not too gentle with the brakes. 50k done, the car is running on the 2nd set now. First one lasted me for about 35k kms. And the car has gone through some really tough hill climbs, two private track days, and some good highway running.

      Doc, maybe you aren't using engine braking enough?
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      Why take a risk with something like brakes, Doc? Get the whole set replaced and check for alignment, please.
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      whats the risk? I'm replacing the worn out pads with new ones
      I'm leaving the ones that have more than half their life left, for the next change.
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      I'm at MASS getting the 50k service. Its cool. There's another 20k worth of pads left all round.
      I'd be doing cartwheels if I knew how to. I'm that happy.
      Engine braking works.
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