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I thought this was interesting and thought you may be interested as well. :)

This is part of a whole bigger chart, but to make the file size smaller and all I just cut the charts out and made them seperate.

The quality isn't the greatest since I scanned the chart using a B&W scanner.

The pics are bigger than I wanted, but if I made them any smaller some of the text would become unreadable.

It's an older chart so our CT3 (ceramic) line isn't a part of it.









 

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TERMS:

Stopping Distance:
The amount of distance, in feet, that it takes for the brakes to stop the vehicle. Shorter stopping distances provide an added measure of safety.

Stopping Power:
Stopping power is a function of the disc pad's friction level. The higher the friction level, the greater the pad's stopping power. The greather the pad's stopping power, the less pedal effort required to stop the vehicle.

Braking Noise:
Evaluates the quietness of a disc pad in operation.

Initial Stopping Power:
The disc pad's stopping power during the initial break-in period (first 200 miles).

Pad Wear:
The amount of wear the disc pad exhibits during usuage. The less the pad wears, the longer the pad's service life.

Fade Resistance:
The stopping power of the disc pad under high operating temperatures. This condition can be experienced in stop and go driving or when towing or carrying heavy loads.
 

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do you know who sells Bendix ie: NAPA, Carquest, Autozone etc?
 

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Was that chart made by Bendix?

I'm sure it's doctored up somehow

cuz thats the essence of advertising

maybe they used top of the line Bendix and compared it to bottom of the line Wagner and Raybestos


did you ever think of that?
 

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thebulgd said:
Was that chart made by Bendix?

I'm sure it's doctored up somehow

cuz thats the essence of advertising

maybe they used top of the line Bendix and compared it to bottom of the line Wagner and Raybestos


did you ever think of that?
Anything is possible.

Did you ever think that it is truely what's stated? It's not doctored because that would be illegal and a company like Bendix doesn't stay around for as long as they have by doing illegal things. Eventually they'd get caught.

The test data is given below the charts. Wagner Thermoquiet LT is one of their premium products. Wagner is also a premium name. Wagner pads are made by Federal-Mogul. Federal-Mogul also makes value pads under the Wearever name. Bendix also make value pads under the Roadtuff and Stop Right names.

So to answer your question, this test would be Bendix premium pads versus the premium pads from the competition.

Oh, and if you noticed, two of the charts (SUV Stopping Distance and Fleet Metlok Pad Wear) show OE is slightly better. One of the charts (IQ Noise) shows OE the same. Of course a little less pad life for a **** load more stopping power and less stopping distance is a great trade off.
 

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doctored was the wrong word to use I guess. I am just saying that it doesnt state that they tested against the Thermoquiet pad, they could have used any Wagner pad. So while the statement is not actually false, it could be misleading. Can you find any charts of the same kind made by either Wagner or Raybestos? Would be interesting to see the results of their testing.
 

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thebulgd said:
doctored was the wrong word to use I guess. I am just saying that it doesnt state that they tested against the Thermoquiet pad, they could have used any Wagner pad. So while the statement is not actually false, it could be misleading. Can you find any charts of the same kind made by either Wagner or Raybestos? Would be interesting to see the results of their testing.
Actually, it DOES say they used Wagner Thermoquiet LT pads. And like I said before, Wagner is a premium brand name pad of Federal-Mogul. Now, if instead of Wagner it said Federal-Mogul, than your argument holds more water.

If I find any charts from the other brands, I'll show them to you.
 

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For what it's worth, I always try and get hold of the bendix pads. The're more expensive, take a little longer to bed in (and smell ghastly during this period) but the braking distance I have found to be much shorter. I normall pay around $35 for the front from Discount Auto parts.
 
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