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2012 550xp brake pads

I need to order brake pads. Rear for sure, might need fronts as well. What brand is most recommended? Braking ability is preferred over brake pad life.

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i never had a issue with EBC brand pads.


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EBC or OEM.
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Thanks guys....ill order some in a few

2012 550 EPS LE, Blue Fire
Cecco frame braces
JCCapri bushing kit
Maxxis BigHorns
Ricochet skid plates (full kit)
Polaris rear rack extender
Polaris front brush guard
Warn ProVantage 2.5k winch
AmSteel Blue synthetic winch rope
Custom billet hawse fairlead
Denali 60" mid mount plow
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EBC is my choice also. The cheap pads stop better (less pressure), but have a short life than the higher priced pads - the higher priced pads are less affected by water (stop better when wet) and last longer.

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