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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 12-25-2004, 12:29 AM   #11
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I just installed raybestos quiet stop pads and powerslot rotors,not the best but bite very well and they seem to be a nice inprovement over the kvr pads and rotors that where on previously,Ive been having loads of fun trying to break in my rotors but its hard when there'* ice everywhere .
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I have Raysbestos Ceramic pads, and I am very happy with them. Even with Napa Premium rotors there is no brake fade, even after repeated heavy decelerations, and almost as big of a plus is the lack of black brake dust all over my rims -note my rear wheels get dirtier faster than my fronts.
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The non-ceramic pads made my rotors last for 13 years. My vote is for them. And what is this 'brake dust' you speak of? [that was a sarcastic remark]. If you have seen my wheels, you know there is no real space for brake dust to come out... thus that not having an influence in my pad purchase.


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The non-ceramic pads made my rotors last for 13 years. My vote is for them. And what is this 'brake dust' you speak of? [that was a sarcastic remark]. If you have seen my wheels, you know there is no real space for brake dust to come out... thus that not having an influence in my pad purchase.


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I have to agree with you -I can honestly say that whenever I see a SSE with wheels like yours, there is practically no evidence of brake dust.

But, I some info I forgot to mention earlier -from info I've read and guys who work for Pontiac (and have for a long time) have said that the 1992 or 1993-newer Bonneville'* came from the factory with ceramic brake pads -at least the Bonneville'* with the crosslace rims.
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But, I some info I forgot to mention earlier -from info I've read and guys who work for Pontiac (and have for a long time) have said that the 1992 or 1993-newer Bonneville'* came from the factory with ceramic brake pads -at least the Bonneville'* with the crosslace rims.
Well i'm pretty sure mine doesn't because of all the brake dust I get, but it isn't as bad in the winter.
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But, I some info I forgot to mention earlier -from info I've read and guys who work for Pontiac (and have for a long time) have said that the 1992 or 1993-newer Bonneville'* came from the factory with ceramic brake pads -at least the Bonneville'* with the crosslace rims.
Well i'm pretty sure mine doesn't because of all the brake dust I get, but it isn't as bad in the winter.
No doubt with your mileage the pads and rotors have been changed. H and C-bodies tend to like brake pads as much as they do bosch electronics.
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I get about 3 years on a set of pads. Ceramics at least. Mine are about 1/8" away from the wear indicator rubbing against the rotor.. and it'* been about 3 years. Mind you, my mom was very light on the brakes, and that may have something to do with it. However, I do not know for sure. What I do know, is that my brakes lock up so easy [ABS.. bah, who needs that?], so I don't really notice fade. Although, I would like to fix my ABS, to test out the fade. I hear the new GTO'* have a lot of brake fade.. anyone know this first hand?


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Actually the New GTO suffers from a small pad. Replacing it with a C5 (same fit, but MUCH larger area) gives much nicer stops.
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