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Brake Pad Alternatives

Occhis

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May 26, 2019
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Is there a company besides MPP that sells brake pads for Model3? I have no doubt that the MPP pads are a quality product, I just didn’t want to spend over $200 on pads for one axle. I’ve spent quite a bit of time searching, but have come up empty.
 

raptor5244

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May 10, 2019
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Is there a company besides MPP that sells brake pads for Model3? I have no doubt that the MPP pads are a quality product, I just didn’t want to spend over $200 on pads for one axle. I’ve spent quite a bit of time searching, but have come up empty.

The M3P+ brake pads are the street friendly low dust variety. Low noise and all but they lack good bite. We need more aftermarket options to help drive down the price. I wonder since the brake pads last so long under normal driving if the price is jacked up a bit. They could easily last over 150k miles depending how you drive.
 

vickh

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Dec 16, 2018
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The M3P+ brake pads are the street friendly low dust variety. Low noise and all but they lack good bite. We need more aftermarket options to help drive down the price. I wonder since the brake pads last so long under normal driving if the price is jacked up a bit. They could easily last over 150k miles depending how you drive.

I've been intentionally limiting my charging to allow for regen braking just for that reason (have an SR so 100% is ok). Plus I like one pedal driving
 
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Occhis

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May 26, 2019
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Front Royal, VA
Stock pads are rather lacking in initial bite. Looking for ones that grab better especially when cold, which is most of the time due to regen braking.
 

Occhis

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May 26, 2019
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Front Royal, VA
Same as any other car with 4 piston calipers. On our cars there is no need to remove front caliper to replace pads. Just slip old ones out, compress pistons, slip new pads in. Reinsert pins and clip and you’re done. Takes longer to jack the car up and remove the wheel. Slight exaggeration but nearly true.
 
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Rottenapplr

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Same as any other car with 4 piston calipers. On our cars there is no need to remove front caliper to replace pads. Just slip old ones out, compress pistons, slip new pads in. Reinsert pins and clip and you’re done. Takes longer to jack the car up and remove the wheel. Slight exaggeration but nearly true.
Nice! Even better.
 

Occhis

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May 26, 2019
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Front Royal, VA
Leaning toward MPP, as they have the best reviews so far. But shipping included they are pushing $250 for fronts. The G-locs are $182+ shipping. UPP are somewhere in between. I’m in no hurry, and am hoping that Hawk or another well respected brand comes out with a good street version.
 
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