Originally Posted by PMitchell
Two sets! Two pads for each front caliper....
Well, this may be, but it defies the logic of how brake pads and/or shoes are sold for every cage, at least in the USA. Any auto parts store sells them as a set, which is defined as per axle. You have two front wheels on a car, but only two rotors, each requires one pair of pads, but both pairs are sold to you as a set.
While I won't say individual shoes or pads are not available, anyone who would only replace one pad or one pair has to be dirt freakin' poor, in as much as they can't afford to do the whole axle.
Okay, now that I've spouted off, I realize some m/c wheels have only one rotor, therefore they need only one pair, but I wonder when's the last time a BMW had a single rotor? I'm also aware of the old shoe applications w/ only one pair of shoes on each wheel. I still maintain manufacturers of brake linings should package them accordingly.
I'm guessing this objection is pointless.