I do want a step up from stock performance though. I've heard some good things about Centric Cryrogen rotors. The reviews I've read have been mostly positive. Combine that with a Hawk HPS or EBC Green Stuff sounds like a decent combo. But has anyone had experience with Cryro rotors here? Are they worth it over the same brand non-treated rotors?
The main reason I ask about upgrades, are I need to replace the calipers as well. I know on the W body cars, I think you can upgrade with either F body or a 06+ Impala setup. But that is for those cars. I'm not sure what the possibilities are here, with an H body. Is there a dual piston caliper and bracket I can go with, that will still clear factory 16s? I plan on 18s next year, but need to keep the 16s for winter duty.
Its all a part of making this a really radical LeSabre. Its the anti-grandpa mobile. It already has HIDs, a full GXP suspension. Eventually I am going to top swap it, but I believe in handling and braking before horsepower. So if I'm going to be replacing a ton of stuff anyway, I'd rather upgrade now if its possible.
My biggest fear is the rotors warping. I do my own work, and always torque to spec. Even when I had new tires put on, I made the guy put down his impact an spec each lug as I stood there an watched him. Its just that these cheap rotors warp. Had nothing but bad experience with NAPA and Advance rotors on my Cruiser, and now the Buick. Same with my dads van. They all warp bad. My sisters 01 Regal LSE is starting to warp hers too, even though she does 99% highway driving, but again, they were the cheaper NAPA rotors I put on for her not even 6 months ago.
So, cliffs notes of above rant:
Want good upgrade rotors that wont warp. NAPA and Advance =bad past experiences.
Want to upgrade calipers if possible, since I'm going to replace them anyway.
Still has to fit under 16s for now, and be rust resistant.
Oh yeah, did I mention the things are warped enough now to rattle the teeth outta my head? They're kinda bad...
I should make an appointment with my dentist for dentures if this goes on much longer..lol