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Re: Unlimited-Life Brakes????

Fronts do most of the braking.  Also, the inside pads do most of the
braking on a given caliper.  I'd check the insides of your rears and not
rely too heavily on the outside caliper.  Might be a good idea to check the
sliders for the calipers as well and mach sure they're nice and slippy.
I'm wondering if the fronts needed to be replaced all that often and/or if
your rear brakes are even engaging (but certainly you'd _know_ if that were
the case)...

At 11:59 AM 7/16/1998 , you wrote:
>I just noticed that the rear brake rotors and pads on my 89 200T (188k mi)
>have NEVER been replaced.  The fronts were done at 58.8k, 82.2k, 152.9k
>I'm the 2nd owner, and I have every repair order since it was new, plus I've
>created a spreadsheet to track the work done.  (Just like the recent thread
>about compulsive record keeping!)
>The rear brakes show some wear, but they still don't need replacing.
>Maybe since my car is fwd, the brakes are "fwb" !  Does my 200 need to be a Q
>to use all "four"?  :-)

	88 90Q - <insert pithy witticism here>
	88 Golf GTi - PRO Rally