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How do these front pads look?

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Just a picture but how do they look?
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Disc rather than pads, the disc has been rusted pretty good. Nothing you can do there but change the discs and if stopping fine don't worry about it.
 

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Disc rather than pads, the disc has been rusted pretty good. Nothing you can do there but change the discs and if stopping fine don't worry about it.
If you change the rotor, change the pads too.
If your pads aren't on the wear indicator, technically they're fine. But yeah, your rotors are pretty badly corroded. Lots of marks on them.
 

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Not necessary to change pads at all and I've done just that more than once. The pads are almost new in thickness and will adapt in minutes to a new disc, if concerned take a flat fine tooth file and run it over the pad flats a couple times.

I wouldn't change anything till spring, in winter now and new discs will be eating any sand put on bridges and the discs will still look the same way.

The key is stopping ability, if good then I could drive that situation for years or until it degrades a lot more than what is picced there.
 

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Not necessary to change pads at all and I've done just that more than once. The pads are almost new in thickness and will adapt in minutes to a new disc, if concerned take a flat fine tooth file and run it over the pad flats a couple times.

I wouldn't change anything till spring, in winter now and new discs will be eating any sand put on bridges and the discs will still look the same way.

The key is stopping ability, if good then I could drive that situation for years or until it degrades a lot more than what is picced there.
I know this thread has been resolved, but I want to commend this gentleman's comment. That is only something you learn through experience. You won't hear that kind of wisdom from the 19 y/o at jiffy lube.
 
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