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#1 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 09:38 PM
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I have a Kia Sportage 2012 LX FWD with 23 000 miles and I would like to know after how many miles I should change the brake pads from front and rear.. ? Thanks in advance
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when they require it, you can't give a fixed time or distance! Usually front require replacing sooner than the rears.
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The pads will let you know when they require changing: they will usually start squealing when the wear indicator starts to touch the rotor.
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I just changed all the pads on my 2011 Sportage EX AWD at 38k miles. Almost the same time/mileage as when I changed the pads on my 2010 Tucson. The rear pads were worn more then the front, on both vehicles. I just caught them in time on each vehicle, with no squealing indicator working! It appears the factory squealers were set too close to the pad backing to warn you in time!

I'm usually not hard on brakes, so I consider this the norm for this AWD vehicle.

I replaced the pads with AutoZones Best Gold Ceramics, I've had a good experience with these in the past, they stop very good, & last well.

Now, it stops shorter, with less effort then the stock pads!

On my previous Tucson I used NAPA's Best Gold Ceramics, and they were more expensive, plus did not stop as good as the stock pads!

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I was actually thinking of going with something performance minded when the stockers wear out. I tried checking out EBC's website but it has to be one of the worst websites in the world. I found some Yellow Stuff pads via other sites, but those are track pads, I was looking at their Green Stuff pads.

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I tried Hawk carbon metallics one time on my previous black 88' Monte Carlo SS. They stopped the best, but left a lot of dust, and wore out too quick.

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See, I had Hawk HPS pads on my old Neon and they were awesome. I checked online and Hawk only makes pads for the Soul (in terms of Kias), so that blows.

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I changed my fronts at 50k . was shocked to find they cost $70 at lordco
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I did a brake pad research post...maybe a year ago? Time flies. I generally found that sintered brake pads are superior, unless brake-noise or dusty-wheels annoy the driver terribly.

Can't base brakepad replacements on mileage, since some drivers nearly-never brake, while others ride the brakes. Can only judge by thickness, or scoring of the rotors I guess.
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When I needed to change the pads, it was very difficult to find Kia original ones. I used instead the Tucson pads, and works like charm until today. Tehy are also a little less soft than Kia, so the wheel do not ends full of dust.
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