Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid
I just finished replacing the front brake pads on my Taxi
I get so tired of doing that.
Sounds like you have "disk" front brakes and "drum" rear brakes. Because when you stop the vehicle weight shifts forward, the front brakes take most of the wear. But, if you do not also service the rear brakes, the pad material becomes glazed over, and the drum gets polished so you end up with almost no stopping power at the rear wheels and move all the wear to the front. I would suggest you look at servicing the rear brakes as well, even if they look good, if you want to avoid all break wear at the front wheels.
Also for a taxi, I would look at high performance break disk rotors and pads, and if the rear brakes are "drum" type, converting them to "disk rotors and pads" to get a balanced braking force front to rear. It is possible the high performance setup will last longer, perform better, and cost less in the long run?