Shopping for pads for my Saab, I was surprised how hard it was to find out the friction ratings. I was looking for FF or better, but found few that published the rating or had a picture showing the rating on the pads.
The problem is the cross over. If you look at the chart, and ff pad could also be called a gg at .45. An EE pad could be called an FF pad at .35.
You might be overly concerned about "cross over." If the chart is accurate, the coefficient would have to be a single exact number to fall on the edge. If it's .01 either way it's a different designation.
[quote=JHZR2]The odd thing is I've had some "lower" friction pads that felt more grippy than higher rated ones that have replaced them.
Not odd at all. Cheap soft grippy-feel pads can fade a lot when hot, and thus get a lower rating.
Originally Posted By: stephen9666
The friction rating doesn't tell the whole story, but I also consider it when buying pads.
Originally Posted By: JustinH
rockauto usually posts photos of the brake pad and you can read the friction ratings on the pad.
and I thank them for that. I've pinged a few other websites about publishing this information, either crickets or nonsense responses, listing what's already on the site and no acknowledgement that the info I'm asking for is still missing.