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Hey guys, need some input here. Beginning last year, I have been experiencing more and more brake fade during auto-x runs. After a while I came to the conclusion it was because I was running steelie wheels that have almost no way to let heat escape (as opposed to the spaces between mags on the stock aluminum wheels, for example). It seemed like the fading was more apparent during extremely hot days, but during a test and tune yesterday it reared its head rather quickly again. Im am currently using DOT 4 fluid, with my original brake pads and rotors. I have had the pads checked, and have been told I still have some life left in them, as they arent giving me the squeal/grinding warnings yet. The car has 95000 miles on it. Could it be that the pads are warn down enough that theres not as much material there to absorb heat anymore, and thats why they fade? Or could it just be the fact that the steelies trap more heat in the wheel well? Any input would be appreciated :)
 

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guess it seems softer....im applying the pedal but the brakes just seem less effective...and the pedal travel isnt constant...almost feels like the ABS coming on....but i dont think im in situations where the ABS should nessessarily be cominig on so much. Guess it could just be the faulty part in the drivers seat....
 

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No, the pedal feels like normal if I just put my foot down.

And If I do decide to do the brakes, should I just go ahead and do the fronts only? The rears dont wear down as fast (i thought) and the are more expesive than the fronts.
 
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