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I am going to need to do a brake job on the front wheels. I used Stoptech pads and slotted rotors for the rear of the car and they are far better than the stock rotors and pads. Rear's on my car needed to be replaced at about 22K. Have driven 20K since that time and the rear pads are at 8MM (replaced Volvo pads with 2MM left).

Based on my research stop tech does not make a front pad for the XC90. What are other people using besides Volvo pads? I have seen Centric and Porterfield pads (expensive). Just wondering if anyone has used those in particular? If so, how is the performance and wear?

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I'm currently using Akebono Ceramic pads in the front on my T6 S90. Super great with no regrets and cost only 70 bucks...

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Bone stock volvo parts

If you're having to brake hard, you're doing it wrong. Never race to the next light.
Yeah he said nothing about having to brake hard. He just wants more initial bite which can be had with the right pad. Volvo parts are not the end all. There are many others out there that will perform better and last longer.
 

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I just did a brake job on our 16' XC90 Inscription T6, and it was suprisingly easier than I thought. I used the following pads and rotors and could not be happier with my purchase, stopping power and noise are superb:

Rear pads and rotors:
https://www.carid.com/powerstop/evo...rake-kit-mpn-crk7757.html?singleid=2328095156

Front pads and rotors:
https://www.carid.com/2016-volvo-xc...ution-plus-ceramic-brake-pads-2639811483.html
https://www.carid.com/2016-volvo-xc...-evolution-coated-brake-rotor-2243247882.html

Definitely go with the coated rotors like I did! It makes the car look a million times better and sexier! Just don't go with the "fake" coated rotors (painted). Those last only a few months before rusting like heck.

A pro-tip: disengage the parking brake before pressing in pistons. I nearly broke my tool because I forgot my parking brakes were on and thought my pistons were siezed. Lastly (very important), when manually unscrewing parking brake adjuster (behind caliper), screw it back 2 rotations clockwise to aviod the system throwing any codes for a faulty adjustment. Many people seem to have this problem.

Otherwise, the task is no different then any other car!
 
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