Originally Posted by Rogue
What is the brand of OEM brake pads in the 00+ models? I need to replace the front pads but dont have the money to change the rotors and get the raybestos ones for my car at the moment (gotta do the rockers!) so I thought i would just put a set of OEMs on. jAny cheap brands to stay away from? Thoughts?
Well, This is something I have been working on for some time now. The first
time I changed my front pads on my 2000 SE I had Raybestos Mid grade pad
put on. They worked cool but was squeaking alot. So I change them for the Top
Grade Quick stop from Raybestos, and they worked Great. Stopping power
and little to no brake dust. Since then I have changed my pads twice, First time to
a semi-metallic pad I got from Murray'*. Cost about $20 and worked no where near
as good as the Quick Stop. The break dust was so bad I had to clean them every
other day. They SUCK! So when it was time to get some new pads I searched
around to fine a good ceramic pad. Due to that'* what GM recommends for the
2000 Bonnie. I looked at different brands like, Bosch. With everybody even the
guy at the part store said not to buy. I wanted to get the Quick Stops again but at a
price of $80 it wasn't a real option at that time. The Bosch were $49 and alot of the
other brands were around $45 - $100. I ended up getting the TRW Ceramic Pads $50
on the front. These were recommend by a friend that used to work for Firestone.
And by the shop that sold them. And they work nice but I get as much brake dust
from them as I did from the semi metallics. Not to happy with that. But the stopping
power is good. But when I change the pad again Raybestos will be the pad I grad.
And some Power slot Rotors. Just a little info for you!
So Fresh & So Clean, aka Chi-Town Bonne. 2000 SE:
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