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Old 04-29-2004, 01:33 AM   #1
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My front brakes are finally shot, so now I have an excuse to upgrade them.
Anyone have any recommendations on a good type of pads and rotors to use. I'm looking to improve the stopping power of the car a bit.
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A few members here have upgraded to rsm slotted rotors. You can get them from domestic performance
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RSM rotors and Raybestos Quiet Stop Ceramics.
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I got a set of slotted rotors from DP and a set of ceramic pads from my local Checkers auto parts store. I put them on well over a year ago and they still show almost no wear (and I drive and stop hard alot ). I have better stopping power than the stock breaks and no more break dust. I highly recommend the same setup.
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Do you really mean NO brake dust?????!!!!????

I had the ceramic pads put on our Bonneville, and I get less dust. but I still get some. Didn't go with slotted rotors, though. On the white wheels I have, even the slightest dust shows up.

The car does stop quite nice, though.
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Do you really mean NO brake dust?????!!!!????

I had the ceramic pads put on our Bonneville, and I get less dust. but I still get some. Didn't go with slotted rotors, though. On the white wheels I have, even the slightest dust shows up.

The car does stop quite nice, though.
Let me rephase this (for arguments sake ) "I notice no brake dust on my rims." My rims do get dirty and some of that dirt may be made up of brake dust, but it apperas that it is just road dirt and stuff. As far as the exesive buildup that most people see, I don't see it anymore.
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Ok, I'll buy that.

I was just trying to be sure that I didn't get something different than what I wanted thru Midas, when I got the pads put on. Thanks for your input/response!
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I have the Raybestos ceramics and I can honestly say I get no dust.

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