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Old 05-07-2004, 01:31 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I'm finally getting around to the front brakes (they have about 30% left on them). Considering I am going to be doing a lot of highway driving with this car (which means, unfortuantely, panic stops!) I'm going to upgrade the front brakes to something a little bit better.

I'm going to be ordering a set of PowerSlot rotors so that I don't (hopefully) have to deal with warping of rotors.

So that is all set. The question is what brand of pads do I go with? I know there are a couple of you guys running various ceramic pads. Do you like them and would you go with them again?

I figure I probably can't go wrong with any brand as long as its well known, but I'd be curious to hear anyway.

Brand I'm considering are Performance Friction, Raybestos, etc etc..

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Raybestos quiet-stops. Very pleased. Just don't use ceramics on stock rotors
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Raybestos quiet stops, I got one sqeuk out of them, the very fisrt time I braked, not one since.
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No dust, either, and the hotter they get, the harder they bite. No fade at all.
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Awesome. The PowerSlot rotors are heavy duty slotted rotors so they should work great. Raybestos it is! Thanks
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RAYBESTOS! I love em, Im putting them on my trans am and wifes GP soon.

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y no ceramic pads on stock rotors?
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y no ceramic pads on stock rotors?
Im not sure, because according to Raybestos our cars came with ceramic from the factory. Atleast the 99s did.

Im ruinning my creamics on Raybestos Professional Grade rotors and have had good luck.

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I doubt 99'* came with ceramic from the factory.. They'll eat stock rotors from heat, and strength.
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