It's time for me to replace my brake pads and I was wondering what the hot ticket in brake pads is? Any opinons will be greatly appreciated.
Well, most OEM parts are known (or seem to be, IMO) to be more expensive than the same item in an aftermarket version. So I wouldn't go just by price as to determining if they are or aren't sintered.My service manual doesn't say which were used originally, but I am starting to assume they are sintered because of the price of OEM replacements seem to be on par with the price of sintered replacements. Which seem to be the more expensive ones.
I put in the non-sintered pads in because I had trouble finding the OE pads here in Mexico city. As far as I can tell the warning about the sintered pads is because some rotors have a softer alloy and will wear out faster with sintered pads as they have a higher friction. Hope this helpsI'm confused all the pads I looked at said not to use non sintered pads on bikes originally designed for sintered pads or the other way around or both. You seem to be saying the bike originally came with sintered pads but did't put sintered pads back in. What is the reason for the non-interchangeablity? Is it because if you use sintered pads in a non sintered designed caliper it overheats the calipers?