Brakes - Rotors and Pads ... posted by Tyler Smith on Thursday,
15 February 2001, at 2:31 p.m.
Time for new pads and rotors. I realize this is a fairly common topic,
couldn't find what I was looking for in the archives. Is IPD the best place to get
them? I heard in the past that the PBR pads on the front and stock volvo on the
rear was the best bet for pads. Where can I get the best prices? Any and all
help appreciated. Thanks.
Why go aftermarket at all?
I just replaced my front rotors and all pads on my 95 turbo 850.
Stock fronts yield me only about 23,000 miles - but hey, easy to replaces and
Rear volvo pads lasted 56,000 miles and rear original rotors good for another
Seriously - what do you hope to gain? I know IPD sells some good stuff , but
again, Volvo makes good brake parts.
Just my thoughts - not trying to start any arguments.
Try volvoparts.com for good pricing.
I've seen to many posts here with problems with the after-market
stuff. For brake components, I would stick with OEM.
Ray Niblett 95 855 GLT / 98 S70 T5M
I've just replace the pads and rotors on mine, but used the Axis metal
pads like IPD sells. They work smoothly, but squeal. It seems hard to get rid of
the squeal on the pads despite cleaning and lube. This is the second time with
new rotor and new pads, but still having squeal. I thought they might have
improved the pads, but apparently not so. Perhaps OEM is the way to go.
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