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Old 12-18-2004, 01:59 PM   #1
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Who makes the best brake shoes,pads for my 97SSEi. It is a daily driver with some spirited driving.
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I'd recommend Raybestos QS'*.
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QS are good ceramic pad, however working in a auto shop that specializes in brakes and exhaust I would recommend Wagner Thermoquiets, as I don't believe ceramics are recommend for the Bonneville in the Raybestos Brake Book.

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I heard it was bad to use ceramics with OEM rotors, is that true?

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ceramics do tend to be more aggressive with the stock rotors, but there are people here running the ceramics and the stock rotors

BTW ceramics are a must if you have the Crosslace, or the T'stars
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Hi Craig do you know what material Wagner Thermoquiets are made of? Metallic, carbon metallic, etc.
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Where can you get them as well?

Napa'* premium pads leave a lot of dust.... And HOWL. They do stop nice though.
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There is a raybestos QS for the Bonneville, it is even in the book.

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I would think Wagner has a website for a local distributor, I get them through my local Parts House. As far as QS being for a Bonneville, of course they are listed as an OPTION, but not the recommended pad, and yes they tend to eat up rotors.
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I would think Wagner has a website for a local distributor, I get them through my local Parts House. As far as QS being for a Bonneville, of course they are listed as an OPTION, but not the recommended pad, and yes they tend to eat up rotors.

Ive had them on my car for 18K and no problems.

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