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You must live in California or Florida lol.
2 sets of pads per rotor is the norm. If you are lucky perhaps three. Awesome news on the pins. Silicone based lube?
I was more in awe of your non sticking pins.
That's good to know.Posting in this thread as I believe it's probably the most comprehensive thread on brakes for the LR4. (Heck, the first post is in 2011.)
I changed my front rotors and pads back in April, about 3,000 miles ago. I had been running OEM Land Rover rotors and Hawk pads. I used Hawk pads again, but used Brembo rotors as I believe Brembo makes the OEM brake rotor and the cost was decently less.
After 3,000 miles, I think I can firmly say that, while Brembo may make the OEM brake rotors, I don't believe the "Brembo" branded rotor is the exact same rotor as the one stamped "Land Rover." Just not near the same bite, and it also seemed to not gel well with the Hawk brake pads. Over the last month or so I had developed an annoying squeal on light braking. I tried to bed in the brakes again, which would only work for a day or so and then the squeal would return.
So, today I swapped in a new set of Land Rover rotors. Still running Hawk pads. After a test drive to bed them in, I honestly feel like they are somehow superior. I believe the Land Rover rotors are a softer metal, so I'm guessing maybe the "Land Rover" version is a softer steel than the "Brembo" version? Regardless, I had run the Land Rover front rotors and Hawk pads for over 45,000 miles before I swapped them in April, which is plenty good enough for me.