A few things come to mind…
First off, there are different style pads for different
Jaguar XJ40 cars.
The ones I got at the local place all cracked in half
in a short time…so did the improved replacements…
Some other styles may not do this…
I have used these type pads on other brand cars without
any problems, but the Jaguar may be different.
The local pads LOOKED very nice, but the pad parts
cracked in half, while I have never had problems with
the Ferodo or OEM pads.
Another thing comes to mind…
If you order Ferodo, OEM, or another brand sold on the parts
post, you can be SURE they are ok, where the local place is
selling you an unknown.
If you get the local pads, and have to order them, as most
places don’t stock them, you have a good chance of getting the
wrong style…I did.
Then, if you put the new pads on, and have a problem with them,
you have to do all the work again replacing them…I did…
To my way of thinking, the slight difference in cost
is not worth it.
Two days wait is not a problem mail ordering pads, more
so as the local places will likely have to order them as well.
Just my thoughts…
1990 XJ6> -----Original Message-----
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
Behalf Of JRPRING@aol.com
Sent: Friday, January 19, 2001 11:07 AM
Subject: [modern] Brake Pads
I’m late on this discussion so you have likely already purchased
for you XJ40. However, there has been quite a bit of discussion
the use of OEM versus aftermarket pads. Some members insist on
OEM while others speak highly of certain aftermarket suppliers.
For myself, I’ve enjoyed excellent service from several large
suppliers. Over the long period of time which I’ve performed my own
maintenance, I’ve used Bendix, Raybestos, Federal-Mogal, Performance
Friction, Brembo and probably others as well. Generally
speaking, all have
proved satisfactory service … though some have somewhat improved
characteristics (shorter stopping lengths, less dust, longer
life, less rotor
wear, etc.) over the others. The prices of all these pads
Performance Friction) have all been competitive.
Even the “store brand” of some of the large parts houses can be very good
quality. For example, I picked up a set of front pads for a Chrysler
mini-van about a month ago from a local auto parts supplier. The
“WearEver Silver” (which was a semi-metallic type) and on the
bottom of the
box was “Made by Ferodo UK.” The price of these pads … less
than $20 US.
The morale of this story is simple … do a little homework and
actual manufacturer as no parts house makes their own pads (nor does any
automobile manufacturer that I know of). You will not go wrong
the product of a major supplier with a quality reputation. In
fact, you may
be pleasantly surprised about what comes in that typically
generic box. If
you are concerned about purchasing the proper part for the
correct fitup, any
of the quality suppliers on the posted parts list will ensure you
By the way, Ferodo UK is a subsidiary of the Federal-Mogal Group.