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Old 05-11-2006, 08:38 PM   #21
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Way back wehn I did my switch toe ceramic pads, the Advance Wearever rotors wear really thin, even thinner than the Azone cheapies. Advance also had Raybestos PG plus rotors, over twice the cost and excellent thickness.

When I got my stuff, I was told ceramic pads don't transfer heat to the caliper/suspension as semi-metallics do and a thicker, drilled or slotted rotor might be needed to avoid warpage (on such a large car)

Higheremotions, have them pull one of each for you, you'll see the difference quite easily. The cheapies are like $25 each and the PG'* are Like $55....
I went with the PG'*
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thanks I'll check into that
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My suggestion would be to go with ceramic pads and a Raybestos or Bendix rotor. That way you have low brake dust, increased braking and longer wearing rotors and pads.

It'* a little more expensive (especially the pads) but well worth it.
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Bill, how much were the Bendix rotors?
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Here'* the differences and my cracked/heated rotors.




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I've now seen the second reference to drilled rotors in this topic. They are BAD NEWS for a street car. They are for track use primarily. The holes are a purely cosmetic ricer gimmick, that will shorten (sometimes in a DRAMATIC way) your rotor life. Perhaps your OWN life.

Slotted are great, drilled are a NO-NO.
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Prices are tough for me to give you guys. Cause I get a discount on almost everything.

The Bendix were probably $15 a rotor more than the cheapies.
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The Bendix Rotors should be about $50 a shot

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So far majority rules that I should go with slotted/bendix. I guess I will start trying to find the best price. Thanks guys!
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Go with bendix. I believe they are made about 10 miles from me too.
EDIT - Not made near me, but their corporate office is...

EDIT - This is my 100th post. Woot.
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