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Old 03-16-2009, 06:23 PM
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We have an 02 S80 needing brake pads replaced...thought I would go ahead and do front and rear. Rotors look smooth as a baby's behind. Is changing out the pads only really difficult on this model? Anything "special" I need to know about on this car?
 
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Brake pads are an easy job. You need a 7MM hex for the caliper bolts. Get good pads like Akebono or Volvo. I would not mess with the rotors unless they pulsate or shake the car when braking. You can usually get 2-3 pad swaps from a set of factory rotors.
 
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Thanks!!
 
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for pads i would go with the wagner thermo quiet's they run about 55 dollars for front and 55 dollars for back, but they are a top of the line pad
 
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:50 PM
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Yes, I had already decided on the Wagner's today...and you hit the price dead on, too! Thanks!
 
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Ah yes! The Wagner brand is also a good choice! I use there "Severe Duty" pads on a lot of the medium duty trucks I service.
 
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i went with duralast premium (autozone) they make very little noise. I got them from Autozone. I dont notice a difference.. lol maybe I will when I go back to volvo rotors and pads I will notice the difference
 
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