View Full Version : {BRAKES} Brake pads--let's solve this mystery

08-25-2005, 12:12 AM
Here's the situation: brake pads for panthers, I thought, were either 200 series for non-police, and 150 for police. That means depending if it is a semi-metallic or organic pad, you would get something like MKD200, D150, or whatever the particular vendor puts in front.

On the AutoZone computer, if I select non-police I get MKD200's listed for my vehicle. Of course my police package will take MKD150's. Strangely enough, for a box-body Grand Marquis--it shows a MKD199. I sold a MKD200 tonight knowing the calipers were the same. I just verified this on RockAuto by comparing part numbers.

The problem is I just went through all the years of panthers and I am seeing 199's and 150's as what is required. Why would there be a difference? Again, on the AZ computer, when you put in an '85 Grand Marq, it will show the MKD200V for the value series pad, and a MKD199 for the lifetime. The V means only a 1 year warranty, and are numbered in a way that MKD200V, MKD200, and DG200 are all the same pads. It makes no sense to recommend a MKD200V and then change the number for the next line of pad.

What experiences does everyone have with purchasing a store brand brake pad? Tomorrow I will compare the 199 and 200 pad and see what differences there are. Hopefully I don't see that woman again angry I gave her the wrong pad.

Grand Marquis GT
08-25-2005, 12:17 AM
Interesting...ill look at my store tommarow..

08-25-2005, 12:17 AM
i am familiar with raybestos numbering system from when i worked at meineke.........police takes the 150 pads........non police the 199 pads.........your catalogs at az are screwy stu lol

08-25-2005, 12:17 AM
so you sold her a pad without wings? :D

on a serious note, i know what its like to deal with irate customers. its a royal pita.

08-25-2005, 01:02 AM
Might be a difference for towing package cars or wagons for pads :confused: But to me they should have upgraded brakes of some kind and not just better pads.

08-25-2005, 11:35 AM
I'm on my lunch break right now, but I forgot to look at the pads. I'll do it when I get back to work.

08-25-2005, 07:04 PM
the difference is the clip on the inboard pad. pull all 3 off the shelf and compare them.

08-25-2005, 09:36 PM
Isn't there a differance in the bonding/rivetting between the 2?

08-25-2005, 11:18 PM
Okay, I pulled a 200 set off and compared it to a 199 set--there were absolutely no discernable differences.

08-26-2005, 08:23 AM
It could be a different pad compound, harder or softer material.

Most brake pad companies have an 800 tech line. call them and ask.

08-27-2005, 10:41 PM
Stu, I went through this when I posted on one of your "JOHNS GOAT" ribbings. The difference between the 199, and 200's, is the 3 prong clip one the back of the 199 is SMALLER. The CV/GM'S use TWO different calipers. One has a steel piston (D200), and one has a phelonic (PLASTIC) piston (D199). Both of my cars, the 89 CV, and my current 89 GM, both have/had plastic pistons, using D199 pads. As I said, in my other post, the computers are USELESS! Stick with the good ole paper catalogs.