RobbW
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Recommendations for new brake pads/shoes/rotors/drums?

Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:40 am

Hey, all! Been awhile since I've posted here. Mostly because I haven't been the primary driver of our i-MiEV (Meepster) for a couple years. My wife has been driving the i while I have been using our Pacifica Hybrid to commute to/from work.

Lately, the brakes have been making that scraping/squealing warning sound indicating it's time to replace them. Since our Meepster is 6+ years old now, and the brakes get used so little that the hardware is rusting, I figured I'd go ahead and just replace all the hardware (e.g. shoes, pads, drums, and rotors). Does anyone have recommendations for brand names I should consider? I tried searching online at all my local auto parts stores, but no one carries parts for the i-MiEV. So, I'm going to order on Amazon. I simply don't know enough about car parts to know what are good quality brake parts, or if it really even matters on the i-MiEV since the brakes don't get used as much.

Thanks!
Clear Skies,
Robb

EV: 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV SE, Raspberry Metallic, Premium Package - Purchased 07/11/13
PHEV: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica eHybrid, Bright White, Platinum Package - Purchased 05/01/17

Don
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Re: Recommendations for new brake pads/shoes/rotors/drums?

Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:36 pm

You may be the first one on this forum to do a brake job - I drove a Supra for 135K miles, then gave it to my son and he drove it for 30K miles and it still had the factory brakes on it when he sold it . . . . and it didn't have regenerative braking - I'm counting on the iMiEV brakes being good for at least 250K

I doubt you'll be able to shop around for different brands - You'll probably have to buy whatever parts you can find . . . . or, order OEM parts from Mitsu. There can't be too much call for iMiEV brake parts. They didn't sell very many of them and I suspect most of them will still have factory brakes on them when they end up in the bone yards

Don
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WReed82
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Re: Recommendations for new brake pads/shoes/rotors/drums?

Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:42 am

Hi Robb,

How many miles on it?

Am guessing you have some rust/dirt buildup.
A good shop may be able to disassemble all brake parts, clean, scuff up pads, re-assemble,
and eliminate the noise you are hearing.

Thanks and good health, Weogo

justind
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Re: Recommendations for new brake pads/shoes/rotors/drums?

Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:10 pm

Hi,

I had to replace my front pads and rotors early last year. I ended up getting the parts from rockauto. One snag is my car is a 2012 and for 2012 rockauto doesn't list the iMiev. But they do list the 2014. I took a chance and the rotors and pads fit the 2012 perfectly.

I ordered the following parts:
Brake pads: CENTRIC 10516580
Rotor: RAYBESTOS 981038

So far so good with this setup.

Justin

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