What Are The Best Brake Pads? Cheap vs Expensive Tested!
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November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91279adminKeymaster
Why You Shouldn’t Buy The Cheapest Brake Pads For Your Car 5 Different Brake Pads, ranging from $20 to OE, undergo four tests. Sponsored By NRS Brakes …November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91280Engineering Explained
*Important Note* Lots of questions about the materials for each pad! It's honestly a very difficult thing to determine, which is why I left it out. Regulations allow for such a wide variety of materials that unless you do some sort of chemical analysis, I'm not sure there's much meaning behind it. For what it's worth, the cheapest pads were "semi-metallic" (again, vague, but that's all they tell you), while the other four pads are "ceramic." There's a wide variety of what can be included in pads, regardless of the material stated. Also, material alone doesn't show a strong correlation with all tests (both ceramic/metallic can do poorly in sound, corrosion, shear, etc), so it's difficult to determine what's the cause for doing well/poorly based purely on material.November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91281Anders Lolle
Take away, OE FTW!November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91282ERIC & CINDY Crowder
Breakdown of this video…Don’t use the cheapest pads if you care about the person driving the car, or the car itself. Those $20 pads are just scary….lol
Please show a test comparing steel brake rotors vs carbon ceramic, vs carbon-carbon like used on F1 race cars. ThanksNovember 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91283HighFlyer
Informative video, thanks Jason. I still prefer ChrisFix's brake pad video though. I love learning about manufacturing processes.November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91284Dilip Nunes
u should have also told us the differences in manufacturing steps and materials used!!!!!November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91285Marcel Meyer
So basically if you drive a normal car in normal conditions buy any pad
If you are a Race car driver and drive like you stole it and get your pads red hot then i ques this video makes senseNovember 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91286Air Pex!
So if you're not racing with your car budget will perform just as well as any other. Good to know.November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91287TON O’CLAY
OE ftwNovember 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91288HippieSkippy100
Thanks! I’m in the market for new pads, this was very helpful. If the price is right, I think I’ll give NRS a try over OE.November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91289David Handley
But this isn’t the whole story. What about the brake rotor wear? Which pads chewed into the rotor the most? The pads might wear well, but at the expense of the rotor!November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91290Jayathran P S
Finally go buy OE brake?November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91291Ben Stankiewicz
Oem the way to go, i was using napa gold pads, unhappeary about black crud on aluminun wheels and short life. My gmc just got new pads from dealer. They fit in the caliper better too,, had the proper space to shift in and outNovember 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #912922K
What does NRS stand for, though?November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91293Jiajian Hou
Drivers with carbon ceramic breaks be like: huh, I wonder how would my breaks do in these tests 😉November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91294Craig Pyne
A detailed version of a not-so-long-ago ChrisFix video =PNovember 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91295Andrew Lasseigne
so what im learning is that the mid-range ones that Ive been buying are actually better in most cases than the cheap and even the speedy ones. nice.November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91296dan428
Seems like the OEM is the best overallNovember 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91297Kade Lansford
Real data is so refreshing these days! Also is it reasonable to assume all/most OEM break pads will have similar results?November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91298Psycho Penguin
What car were these pads from (brand/model) they look exactly like mineNovember 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91299VictorChouStudios
BUY AKEBONO!November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91300̈
+1November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91301Paul What
Seems the mid is the winnerNovember 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91302Mark Dack
So in short the pads that come with a brand new car are the bestNovember 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91303Daniel Brenner
You rockNovember 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91304denis milic
As almost always in everything, mid-tier is the most optimum one.November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91305James Cross
After a number of issues over the years, I tend to now always stick with the OE pads.November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91306AK-DAVE- 47
Please do these tests with the ebc line upNovember 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91307Tanah Merah
Who made the original factory pads?
What category are Brembo pads?November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91308iamspyvspy
interesting but the numbers don't tell the full story, like tyres, the best test is a road test in a suitable car on a closed track.November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91309Kongolox
Seems Mid tier is the best bang for buck..?November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91310Jax Endsleigh
I've had some very cheap pads do some very bad things from fade… will never buy "budget" pads again. After 2-3 stops at city speeds I suddenly had no stopping power and "slid" into the intersection more than once. I had to start using my ebrake to help slow the vehicle when I noticed this problem.November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91311bigozo1981
I buy OEM or mid-high price pads, looks like u was right. Any pad under 40 buck is No Bueno👎November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91312SeenCreaTive
The OEM wasnt bad at all, but hard to draw a conclusion without a priceNovember 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91313Cristian Medico
You should do a video that exceeds the OEM quality by very far.November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91314William Reymond
I would never have guessed this beforehand. Buy Original Equipment brake pads? Seem to true. Unless you can buy NRS pads cheap.November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91315Robbie Callaghan
The one thing i dont like about a test like this (using 1 item from a tier, to represent the entire tier) is that we don't know how representative that is overall. Perhaps the low end brake pads used were the absolute bottom of the barrel option in that range, and dont represente the average low tier pad….. perhaps the mid tiers used were actually leauges better than your average mid tier pads, making the mid tiers look exceptional when most mid tiers are only marginally better than low. etc etc.
It would be cool to see a much larger data-set showing the results of this kind of testing averaged not just over 2 tests of a single pad from that range, but rather the average of as many tests of as many different pads from that range as reasonable. obviously that would be FAR too much to expect from a youtube channel (it would be insane to expect someone to buy this kind of equipment just for that). but the data already does exist. its not like manufacturers are not testing breaks. We would just need access to that data.November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #9131686surge
I guess for oem rotors and calipers: stick with oem unless if the roads are salty, then go with NRS padsNovember 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91317chill will
You used stock footage from Heaven's Gate Cult for the brake pedal pushing.
🤖November 7, 2019 at 10:27 am #91318deanosslewis
No dust comparison?
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