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Old 02-22-2012, 09:24 AM   #11
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My mechanic stated that some pads were "catching" on the slots and tearing themselves and causing premature failure of the pads.
I've never once seen this happen on a car, especially a daily driver.
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Do you recommend slotted and cross drilled, because I was talking about those that are both, I guess I should have clarified that.
Not that I know much about brakes, I have heard though that slotted are great to use for a Daily Driver but not so much slotted and cross drilled.
I could be wrongs though, as I have only read of this, I have no real experience with them.
I do NOT recommend drilled rotors of any kind unless they are Brembo pads. Brembo casts their rotors with the holes in them already. Everybody else just takes a normal rotor and drills the holes into them, thus weakening the rotor.
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I've never once seen this happen on a car, especially a daily driver.


I do NOT recommend drilled rotors of any kind unless they are Brembo pads. Brembo casts their rotors with the holes in them already. Everybody else just takes a normal rotor and drills the holes into them, thus weakening the rotor.
I'll remember that about the Brembo'* if I ever get a GTP and mod it some day like I want to, thanks MouSe!
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Even though I would like to get Brembo Rotos/pads the prices in Canada are off the wall.
I am in need of front brakes ASAP, going to do them next Sat.
So I can get the Raybestos Ceramic pads $88 and rotors $58 ea, easily and reasonable.
Delco Rotors $90 each and Delco Ceramic pads $85. So will the cheaper Raybestos be good enough or should I spend more and go all Delco?
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Delco is OEM. If you're wanting to stay with a smooth rotor, go with Delco.
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i need new rotors and pads as well, car vibrates while stopping :(
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i need new rotors and pads as well, car vibrates while stopping :(
Sometimes the tie rods can go bad and also cause this feeling, my break rotors caused my main vibrating when stopping problem, but I had a partially bad drivers side inner tie rod, and a totally bad passenger side inner tie rod, so I had lots of wobble when braking..

When you raise the car to do the brakes grab the tire at the 3 & 6 o'clock position and give it a tug, you can also hold the inner tie rod and pull in and out a bit, if it is really bad you will hear it, but tugging on the tire basically puts the same force on it..
Hoping in your case it is just the breaks and rotors!
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If its your brakes that are bad, your pedal should pulse.
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Well I ordered Pro Grade RayBestos Ceramic pads & rotors. Will post back with a few photos after the install this Sat. Ya I know..could have used delco rotors, but want to try the Ray'* and see how they hold up.
Next is also the rears by May or June after I figure all that out and get some FSM books here.
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The Pro Grade Raesbestos brakes seem to be quality, so I am sure the rotors are great for the money.

I'll probably be doing my rear'* when you do your, only mine are drums, and I have never done drums before..
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