AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: London, England
Re: front vs. rear brake wear
I wonder if the faster rear pad wear on some (mostly later 156 & 147) is due to the extra stability aids fitted to those that are not fitted to earlier 156. Cruse-Control (only available on a 156 from 2002) usually uses the rear brakes to control the speed too.
When I was on the std brakes I replaced ALL the discs & pads at the same time. The fronts were completely worn-out but there was still material left on the back.
Since upgrading (in Feb 2004) to 305mm Brembos on the front with DS2500 front pads & DS-Performance rear with new rear discs I've only replaced the front pads (last summer), the rears still have loads of material left.
Audi TT 3.2v6 DSG
xAlfa 156 Selespeed sp3 + Brembo conversion
Fiat Cinquecento 899cc