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Old 04-02-2008, 12:51 PM
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New Brake pads/Rotors

I am in desperate need of new brake pads, what are some good ones for a decent price? I was also looking to get some new rotors also. Any recommendations?
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:55 PM
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i run duralast gold rotors from autozone and morse ceramic pads and they hold up really well
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well whats ur budget man. brembo blanks with hawk pads are a pretty good combo. there are a bunch of choices. just depends what u want to spend
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The price doesn't matter too much, just something reasonable. I don't want to spend over $100 on brake pads though.
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I just replaced my front rotors and pads. I had so much trouble getting the right ones that my pads dug into my rotors and sprayed the side of my car with rusty metal flecks. When I get home tonight I'll post up what I got and which company sent me some crappy ones.
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I'm running Powerslot slotted rotors with Duralast Gold Ceramic Pads. I haven't had to fully "test" the braking abilities, but even in "spirited" driving, the feel and the smoothness of the braking is great!
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brembo blanks + EBC pads = amazzinggggggg
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i went to car quest which was one of the smaller parts stores, got their absolutel best, Honda gold i believe? and they work great, theyre not slotted or snything, i went oldschool and got flat rotos, i did the whole brake job for $246.34
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I'm running Powerslot slotted rotors with Duralast Gold Ceramic Pads. I haven't had to fully "test" the braking abilities, but even in "spirited" driving, the feel and the smoothness of the braking is great!
I checked out their site and I'm digging those rotors. Did you get the cross drilled or the dimple?
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I got the slotted ones. I love them. They were a little temperamental at first, making grinding noises a little and whirring when I applied the brakes. But once they were broken in, theyve worked great since.

I was thinking about the dimpled ones, but found the slotted first. My friend Jeff has the dimpled powerslots on his tC and he says they work great also!
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hawk and ebc pads are both great brands, and its almost impossible to find someone badmouthing them. they are a little more expensive but you get what you pay for. And im buying some powerslot rotors soon too. but its your call
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drilled and/or slotted aren't needed for a street car, fyi. so you can save some money there.

unless you want it to look cool.
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hmm this is true, and cross drilled lessens the strength of the rotor itself, not by much but think about it, swiss cheesing something that gets pressure on it all day must lessen the integrity a little

i think slotted is a good applicaton, looks nice, not overkill
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cross drilled have been known for cracking right along the lines of the holes, and i've heard enough horror stories about them for me to steer clear of them.
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