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Old 02-14-2003, 04:53 PM   #1
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I just ordered new rotors from Domestic Performance and I'm looking for opinions on pads. I know Will is using Raybestos Ceramics and Hector is using PF Ceramics. I have had great luck so far with PF Carbon Metallic, but I plan to go with the ceramic pads for this change. Convince me to buy one type or the other or your choice.
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95BonnevilleSESC is running some other kind of ceramic with his. I forgot what it was

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I am running the best set of ceramic pads the local parts store had. I don't remember what brand off the top of my head but they work very well with the DP rotors your getting. I finally got them fully broken in and the stopping is incredible. You'll be happy you ordered those rotors.
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Gord, you're running RSM'* now too?
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Gord, you're running RSM'* now too?
I got the rotors about a month ago. I'm running them with ceramic pads and all I got to say is DAMN they're good!
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here is the NAPA part number for the ceramic pads for your car CMX7384A
they work great. plus they have allot of R&D behind the pads.
go to their website and you will see.
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I've heard all good things about the ceramic pads.......
Also heard they cause way less dust.........is this true too?
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that is true. the matreial is harder . one of the reasons they claim less dust is that the brake dust from them isnt black. its very light gray. almost white.
i went to a NAPA brake clss where the reps had demonstrations with their differnt brake pad lines and rotor lines. the better the pad, the more rotor wear you get. but stopping power, omg, the ceramics far surpass the others
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Ceramic pads will kill stock rotors pretty quickly. If you want new rotors anyway, go ahead!

I suggest Powerslots, RSM'*, or some other hardened Rotor for long-term use with ceramic pads.
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If you want to use stock rotors, but after market pads, I suggjest Hawk Street/Stock Pads. My brother has them with NAPA stock rotors. Man they will throw you threw the windshield without a seat-belt on.You can find them at Tire Rack.com. Thats what I will be getting, when I get the money for them.
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