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My 2005 Tiburon GT's rear brake pads appear shot, but the front still look great. Every other car I've had--the opposite has always been the case. Is this "normal" for the Tiburon?

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This is normal cos the pads on the rear are smaller than the fronts.....remember to always leave the car in park NOT in nuetral,cos it WILL run away when the rear brakes get cold......

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