Originally Posted by John Deere Boy
I got Goodyear Eagle GT-HR'*. The tires came to $346, plus tax and labor =$400
They seem to be alright, i've only driven four miles. I also had my rotors and drums turned and bought new shoes and ceramic pads for the front. No more brake dust!
The box of brake pads came with a small tube of grease. The only instructions i could find said apply it to the top side of the contact area on the caliper. I couldn't figure this out, so i put it on the back side of the brake pad where it contacts the caliper. Is that where it'* supposed to go?
No, when you look at the pad that goes on the cylinder side of the wheel, you'll see that the top edge rubs on the caliper at the top. This edge is where it should go.
Be very care NOT to get any lubricant of any kind on the face of the pad!!
You may want to pull the other pad off and clean as much of the grease off as you can, it might(don't know for sure) interfere with your pad'* seating right.
NOTE: you should be aware that ceramic pads can lose grip on wet days
. Be prepared to nail the brakes hard after driving through puddles!