New Brakes SUV is this ok?

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I have a Fiat Sedici which is a kind of crossover SUV vehicle.

Surprisingly it is 6 years old but been 100% reliable (probably because it is 95% Suzuki except Fiat diesel engine) except it has been very heavy on front brakes. I am now changing the discs and pads for the 3rd time in 55k.

This time I am not paying ridiculous Fiat prices and have gone for standard Mintex Discs and EBC Ultimax pads. These cost about 1/2 Fiat prices.

Do you think they will last as long?
 
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There's no particular reason good quality aftermarket discs and pads will last any less time on the car in comparison to OEM stuff. But three sets in the space of 55k?. Seems a bit excessive?.


Tell me about it. I use to own a fleet of 5 of them, all were the same. The Suzuki SX4 is the same car with the same wear issues.

They offered me cross drilled and grooved for the same price but I could see them flying apart under the intensive wear they have, plus it would be totally over kill for a 120bhp mini SUV.
 
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Tbh I used to go thru pads on my old golf in 25k 12 months but that car was hammered everywhere
 
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Tbh I used to go thru pads on my old golf in 25k 12 months but that car was hammered everywhere


Yeah but most of my drivers were women lol. I think it might be the combination of drum rear brakes and heavy diesel engine. I must admit I am not moaning as they were great. Would be lovely however to have brakes that lasted longer than 20k.

Maybe VW will get it right, the new Sedici/SX4 will be done as a Volkswagen, maybe they can sort the brakes out in the extra few thousand quid they are charging, lol
 
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What do suzuki say about the excessive wear rate??

I've done over 80K on the same front discs and pads and they still arent done, that is a combination of roads too so no just sitting on a motorway never using them!
 
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