Originally Posted by Soft Ride
What was the stock FSM braking recommendations re pads Ceramic? & not slotted?
I like also low brake dust as well. I know the Napa Adaptive one are no dust....
William how much did you pay for the Delco Rotors each?
I do not have a FSM yet, I have an AllData subscription, and for my front rotors they list 18021797 as a OEM part #, I cannot find out what brand that was, but I am pretty sure if was AC Delco or Delphi.
The rotors on the front of your '97 are going to be the same as my 96', so here are the ones I got.
Made for either front left, or front right, some cheap rotors are so bad new they need to be turned before putting them on, to true them up, but mine were almost perfect out of the box, so I decided to skip getting them trued up.
I do not have rotors for my back brakes, but yours should be a bit smaller and cheaper than the front ones.
Figure 160.00 for all four rotors, not bad considering they are quality rotors, in noise dampening iron.
As for break pads, I like the Raybestos, but just noticed some Wagner breaks that look pretty good.
Better FRONT Raybestos
If you DIY it be sure all caliper pins are greased, and that they all slide freely as they should.
Overall for the better pads and rotors you will spend about 250.00, but you should have nice quiet brakes that make very little break dust.
I am not a break expert, but I agree with your mechanics recommendation to not use cross drilled rotors, you lose a bit of breaking material, all for the sake of cooling, if you had a super charged modded Grand Am or something and raced, then I could see getting cross drilled, as most likely that car would not be your daily driver...