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Old 10-15-2010, 01:42 PM   #1
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Has any one tries these brakes,(http://cgi.ebay.ca/Pontiac-Bonnevill...83536773501950) almost seems to good to be true.What are some good combinations to use,would you believe have 220,000 kms; on 2000 Bonn; SSEi and have only changed 1 front rotor and have to redo brakes now because I got a brake shudder and low brake fluid warning comes on periodically.
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A bit pricey. I used rotors from R1concepts on Ebay. Take a look at them. I seem to recall I paid $125 or so shipped a few years back.
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A bit pricey. I used rotors from R1concepts on Ebay. Take a look at them. I seem to recall I paid $125 or so shipped a few years back.
I second R1 rotors. I would personally use the slotted rotors. They're extremely well priced. I've installed over 10 pairs of these for other people, and I use them on the Bonneville. I've overheated the brakes on the Bonneville to the point of failure and these did not warp (though the pads looked like an Africa lake bed during a dry spell). Absolutely excellent rotors.

I would very highly recommend either Bendix CT-3 pads or Akebono Pro-ACT Ultra Premiums. Both of those will provide exceptional performance and value, and you will find very many people here have picked up the Akebono pads and have been very happy with them. I have them on all 4 corners on both the Bonneville and the Regal.
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You might find something helpful in this thread....

https://www.gmforum.com/showthread.p...18#post1480618
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I just thought I'd update this thread, in case other members do a search for "brake rotors" like I did.

Based on recommendations here for R1 Concepts rotors, I went with them. Conventional type- no slots or drilling. So far I'm happy and giving them a thumbs up, although only time/miles will really tell. But just a visual inspection shows them to be much thicker and better made than the usual afterarket crap that warps so easily. The company itself was very easy to deal with as well, no issues.
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Thanks for the update, good stuff to know!!
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