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    New to replacing brake pads

    Hi there, I'm going to be attempting to replace the front brake pads on my '14 mirage (50k miles), but I've never replaced brake pads before. What kind of brake pads are available and how do I find out what type/size/etc to buy?


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    I moved your post into its own thread where it will get more attention.
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing
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    Personally, I'm a fan of using RockAuto for parts. Their prices are great and I've had good luck with their parts.

    2014 Mirage brake pads

    RockAuto is also a sponsor of this site, so they give us a 5% discount code: DAAF7BD6A97B12

    As for the pads, in general there are 3 different kinds of brake pad compounds:

    Organic
    Semi-Metalic
    Ceramic

    Here is a comparison of the different pad materials showing their strengths and weaknesses.

    My personal favorite is ceramic. It lasts long and is quiet. I typically buy pads that aren't the cheapest, but something in the midrange.
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing
    Current project: Developing a rear sway bar alternative

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daox View Post
    Personally, I'm a fan of using RockAuto for parts. Their prices are great and I've had good luck with their parts.

    2014 Mirage brake pads

    RockAuto is also a sponsor of this site, so they give us a 5% discount code: DAAF7BD6A97B12

    As for the pads, in general there are 3 different kinds of brake pad compounds:

    Organic
    Semi-Metalic
    Ceramic

    Here is a comparison of the different pad materials showing their strengths and weaknesses.

    My personal favorite is ceramic. It lasts long and is quiet. I typically buy pads that aren't the cheapest, but something in the midrange.
    Thanks Daox. My only question is do I need to buy qty 1 or 2? The listing don't specify whether they are single or pair. I would guess pair, but wanted to make sure before purchase. Thanks!

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    1 kit / set will include 4 pads all your front brakes. You do not need 2.


    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing
    Current project: Developing a rear sway bar alternative

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 41.7 mpg (US) ... 17.7 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.0 mpg (Imp)


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