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Old 03-20-2001, 12:34   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone explain to me why Car brake systems do more work up front then in the back? I know I have been told and read in many places that systems are about 80-20, 70-30 front/back. Why is that? Wouldn't it be better if the back brakes were doing as much work?
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Old 03-23-2001, 18:11   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Tim,

The ratio is more realistically 60/40 - the reason is due to the weight in the front ie: the engine - the front brake take much more abuse due to the weight factor and usually need to be replaced 2 times to every one set of rears - and that rings even more true on front wheel drive cars that have the weight of the transaxle up front also - hope this helped
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Old 03-23-2001, 18:29   #3 (permalink)
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Hi there! Don't forget about weight transfer. When
you slow down, the weight shifts forward increasing
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Old 03-27-2001, 01:40   #4 (permalink)
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I say Ford should put the engines in the back :D

But seriosly.. my car has a serious brake problem, it went through a set of pads in 300 miles :eek:

Ford still can't figure out wth is wrong with it
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Old 05-04-2001, 20:35   #5 (permalink)
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they say remove all the unnecessary objects from your trunk to reduce the weight on your vehicle to preserve gas mileage?

OK, I guess Ford understands that the brakes are less expensive than the rising prices of gas therefore they do nothing to reduce the weight of the front end, but urge you to keep the rear as light as possible.... D'oh!
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Old 05-17-2001, 17:46   #6 (permalink)
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I had my front brakes checked after 7,000 miles with new OEM pads.....there was a good sized chunk missing out of my left outside pad!

I may never run OEM brake parts again. I once ran all new OEM rotors, only to later warp three days later. (1995 Crown Vic)


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Old 05-28-2001, 17:55   #7 (permalink)
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Brakes

Well you guys are talking about brakes.... I waited a tad to long when I changed mine... My REAR Drivers side pad was done PAST THE BRAKE PAD and I was stopping on the backing plate! The others were extremly low!

I bought all new Rabestos Pads and Rotors and I was set ( Sorry Metroplex-i bought raybestos....)


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Old 05-28-2001, 19:33   #8 (permalink)
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ive installed raybestos brake pads in a lot of crown vics including the police dept in the town i was working and we always had good luck with them. the only cars we had trouble with were volvos they made a lot of noise.
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Old 05-30-2001, 19:17   #9 (permalink)
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Knock on Wood, but I have had them on for about 2,000 miles and no problems yet nor squeeks...
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Old 06-15-2001, 02:43   #10 (permalink)
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