Hi guys, new to the forum and the USA... Can anyone provide a part number for the Defender brake pads, I am not finding anything local with the STC9145M or STC1601AP codes. Thanks.Use any rotors including generic but not slotted or drilled and for pads use akae bono "the correct spelling eludes me right now" euro pads! The pads are on ebay for $55 or so. Ove installed these on MKIIIs, Defenders, Disco IIs, P38s and after 30K miles pads and rotors look brand new! Unbelievable grip, zero noise, excellent modulation, feedback and longevity. Wont eat your rotors or dirty your wheels with brake dust! You will only get thede results if you use brand new rotors or redurface your existing ones if you have enough metal left.
Thats because racing brake rotors are designed from the beginning to accommodate slots or holes and are considerably larger / made from higher grade metals. since OEM rotors can only be X in size AF manufacturers simply take the rotor blanks and drill holes and slots in them thereby compromising the affectivness and integrity of the part. Ive removed badly glazed rusted on drilled rotors were after a couple of whacks with a hammer they shattered like crystal bowls!I don't like drilled rotors, the holes tend to propagate cracks as they are a stress raiser, let alone be a trap for rocks and mud in an off roader.
I realise some high performance cars use them, but they tend to be cast or are very carefully machined, and having used drilled rotors on race cars and having one fail at high speed (and the other four were close to failure) I'm very lairy of them.
My suggestion... Go here: http://www.defendersnw.com/ By that I mean, drive over to their shop regardless of whether or not he has pads in stock.Do you guys source the brake pads locally? If so where and what part number. I put new brake pads on in Colombia a while back but they squeel horribly.
Hi, I was pretty sure that I posted a response but maybe I didnt click reply. We have spent quite a bit of time with Brian in Gig Harbour, we even camped at his workshop a few nights. Thing is he has a business to run and doesn't need me pestering him for part numbers, we try to establish low maintenance friendships. So if anyone knows where I can get some brake pads... Or am I just over thinking this? Can I just go in to O Reillys and ask for Defender brake pads?My suggestion... Go here: http://www.defendersnw.com/ By that I mean, drive over to their shop regardless of whether or not he has pads in stock.
This is the owner: http://www.defendersource.com/forum/members/mybluett-8120.html
Guess I'll stay clear of Pep Boys thenI seriously question if anyone at O'Reilly would know what a Defender is.
A conversation I had at Pep Boys a few years back.
"I need an spark plugs for a 98 Land Rover Discovery."
"Ok, let's see. 98 Toyota Land Rover."
"No. Just Land Rover."
"Who makes it?"
"Hmmm. Nope. I can't find that in my computer."
"Geez! Never mind. NAPA has them."
The most common reasons that brakes squeal after replacement are inferior brake pads or bad rotors. If tye old pads had groved tye rotors badly then you must have them resurfaced prior to installing new pads.. Just walk into ANY major parts house, tell tyem what you drive, get the best pads they carry or can order, pull out your phone and verify tye part # on the spot and pull the trigger. Find a good tech to eyeball your rotors and tell you if they have enough meat on them to warrant a resurface or yiu need new ones. Done......
Err, no, some compounds just squeal when dusty.
It doesn't mean they are poor compounds, it just means they squeal.
It's some sort of harmonic or resonance.
It's why a lot of pads use an anti-squeal compound on the back of the pad, it acts as a damper.
Really ?Errr yes....
The ONLY compounds that squeal out the box are performance ones such as brembos and Its seriously doubtful thats what he used!!
What do you mean "its some sort of harmanic resonance" and thats why they put anti squeal compound on back of brake pads!?
At least if your going to refute someone and dispense unfounded /dubious tech advise at the same time for lack of a better word be good enough to explain and proove your stand for everyone to learn from and if you can't, well you know.............