2002 Subaru Outback 2002 Subaru Outback LL Bean Brakes

Tiny
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  • 2002 SUBARU OUTBACK
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 92,000 MILES
The 2002 LL Bean Outback runs great but brake problems have been chronic. OEM disks and rotors on the 2002 Subaru LL Bean Outback last only 15,000 max. Are there non-OEM brake components that will provide better longevity on this vehicle?
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Saturday, September 12th, 2009 AT 11:45 AM

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Tiny
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This tech bulliten may help. DISC BRAKE PAD MODIFICATION TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN Reference Number(s): 06-33-04, Date of Issue: January 15, 2004 Related Ref Number(s): 06-33-04 ARTICLE BEGINNING INTRODUCTION The purpose of this bulletin is to address unevenly or prematurely worn brake pads. There is the possibility that the pads are too tight in the caliper and have insufficient clearance as a result of rust buildup and dirt. If that is the case, the backplate of the disc brake pads will need to be slightly filed no more than 0.1mm (0.0039") on each end to remove the rust. REPAIR PROCEDURE/INFORMATION Be extremely careful when filing the backplate of the inner and outer brake pad. Make sure that both ends are filed evenly; do not file shorter than the dimensions shown below (Fig. 1 & Fig. 2 ). Failure to do so will create a rattle or clank noise. After filing, make sure to apply grease on both ends of the backplate where filed. SUBARU: 2001-2003 MY Subaru Vehicles NOTE: THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE IS NOT APPLICABLE TO NEW BRAKE PADS. (4) Applicable up to VIN 2*633636
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Saturday, September 12th, 2009 AT 12:02 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the tip on filing the pad, but I was looking for alternate parts that might last longer than OEM. For example, would Hawk Performance or ATE PremiumOne ceramic pads and Brembo replacement rotors last longer than standard Subaru replacement parts?

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Saturday, September 12th, 2009 AT 3:07 PM
Tiny
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Ceramics are the hardest brake pad material, and will wear the longest, Rotors, I used to use Brembo. Just stay away from the Chinese "white box" rotors and it shouldnt be too bad.
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Saturday, September 12th, 2009 AT 3:17 PM

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