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Old 09-11-2005, 10:11 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any recommendations on what the best pads/shoes for use with stock rotors/drums? What'* the preferred upgrade for rotors? I know you want to stay away from ceramic pads with stock rotors....
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I think Pdad is running ceramic pads on stock rotors......not sure though....
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I think Pdad is running ceramic pads on stock rotors......not sure though....
Yes and I have over 6000 miles on them and love them. Very little brake dust, no fade and great stopping power. I replaced the front rotors with new stock ones and had the rear ones turned down.
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I just insalled ceramic pads on my stock rotors.

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That'* interesting, Wilwren advised against it. I just had my rotors turned and I used basic, no-name, pads and they stop ok with little dust, but their noisy.. they tend to squeek a lot.
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Ceramic pads and stock rotors here as well.
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I also recommend ceramic pads, with or without slotted discs, they work just fine with an OEM disc. They last a lot longer and don't leave nasty dust everywhere.
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I've been running Hawk Ceramics on the front for about 30k and Had them checked a couple of weeks ago, and I still have half of the pad left. I also run SP Performance Cross Drilled, slotted and vented rotors on the front.
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Thanks for the posts, I'll have to price ceramics out. I"m surprised they're not too hard for those stock rotors..... huh. :o
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Everything is a compromise.
Of course a harder, longer wearing pad like Ceramic is going to be more abrasive on your rotors. You can see the metallic shavings in the ones I have.
You could use softer OEM carbon pads ( I only got 25000 mi out of my original pads ) and your rotors will last a lot longer.
I expect to replace my rotors after every second pad change, unless I don't catch it in time and damage or warp the rotors.
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