• Nate L. Posted: 3/16/2007 12:00am PDT

    Having owned a 2003 Neon SXT as well as currently owning a 2005 SRT-4 I have found that my old SXT seemed to have too much front brake bias, causing the front brakes to wear exceptionally fast. After 60,000mi I checked the rear drum brakes and they were less than half warn; meanwhile the front brakes were changed about 3 times. I changed the rear drums using a softer pad compound, and not only did that improve overall braking performance, but it improved front pad life.

    As a side note, I have 25,000mi on my SRT-4 and both the front and back pads are still working with plenty of pad left.