Sorry, but Dodge saying only Dodge pads will work because of incompatable materials is bull ****. Besides, there is no such thing as "Dodge pads". Dodge doesn't make pads. In fact I don't believe any car manufacturer makes pads. Friction materials companies (such as Bendix, Wagner, Raybestos, Federal Mogul, ect) win a contract to supply car makers with the pad applications. In fact, we (Bendix) just won the contract for OE supplier of the new Ford F-150 front pads (we already won the rear pads).huntersdl said:Advise: Do not put anything but OEM pads on it. I have had this problem and it causes excessive squeeling and or rotor warping. I had them done somewhere else and it squeeled crazy on the pads so I kept replacing them. Im on my 4th and the Performance friction doesnt squeel but it get so hot it warps my rotors. DOdge said there is NOT ONE aftermarket pad that will really work on their rotors because of non compatible materials in the pad. He said they did this to keep people buying Dodge pads. I believe him after trying 5 brands of aftermarket. I am ready to put dodge pads back on right now although this set is fine,--rotors are really bad and I cant afford to try another . I reallly cant afford to even have dodge do it.
Actually, I might have an easier time getting a set of OE pads under the table than the Bendix pads. We have some "extra" sets of OE pads sitting around the office, so I took one. Saved some coinage when I replaced my front pads and rotors about a week ago.Valhalla 21340 said:
P.S. why dont you email warlord n' see if he cant give you a set of bendex pads under the table :tongue:
No problem!MoparHead said:Thanks for setting the record straight, Warlord. I was waiting for the resident brake expert to do that.
I just want to add that poor driving technique can also cause symptoms such as warpage and glazing (squealing).