Originally Posted by dustpusher
I have them on 3 cars.Been on them for about 8 months now and no issues what so ever.It sounds like you got a bad set of pads.I work there part time and they dont get returned that often.are you sure you didnt get the golds instead?Now I have seen alot of the golds returned.
I'm 100% sure they were Duralast C-Max pads. Are there more versions of the C-max pads than just one?
I know I paid $60 for them and that they were the best pads the store had available. They were SO soft it was disgusting. I had to put my foot halfway down to get a good grip on the car. With the Bendix CT3'* and Akebono Pro-ACT pads, I barely have to go an inch into the pedal and the car girps very well. I swear they felt like sponges. Terrible.
I would highly recommend you pick up some Akebono Pro-ACT pads. They're $65 a pair for the front if you get them off of Rockauto.com (otherwise they're $80 in-store). More expensive, but the difference is very noticeable.
Then again, do you drive like I do? I'm the guy who baked his cross-drilled and slotted rotors to a crisp and burned up Friction Ceramic pads on a winding road on a downhill stretch to the point where the car would barely slow down with my foot halfway down the brake pedal. Not implying you do, but I don't treat this as a family cruiser. I also average 16mpg highway/city simply because if I didn't want to have fun, I would have bought an SE/SLE. Last fill-up I actually averaged 15.8. I can definitely tell a difference when I modify anything on my car.
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