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Old 05-24-2005, 02:59 PM   #1
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WAZ UP GOOD PEOPLE,I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS...... I'D LIKE TO KNOW THE WEB SITE FOR BELDEN WIRES AND WHERE CAN I FIND THEY IN THE CHICAGOLAND AREA FOR MY 92'SE WITH STOCK 3.8...NEXT ARE DENSO IRRIDIUM GOOD PLUGS FOR MY CAR WITH116K MILES???AND WHAT ARE SOME GOODSLOTTED ROTORS FOR MY CAR.ALSO HAS ANYONE RAN CERAMIC PADS ON THE BONNEVILLE,IF SO HOW ARE THEY IN STOPPING POWER????
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First of all, when you type in all caps, it comes off as yelling

Secondly, go to the auto parts store to buy your Belden wires.

Denso'* would be a big waste of money for no performance increase. Buy AC Delco plugs or NGK. Both are made by NGK.

RSM sells good slotted rotors, and they work well with Ceramic pads. I run that combination.

I'm moving your post to the Performance and Brainstorming section.
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I have used both the Belden MAX Premium wires (in 4 cars and with no problems -I am very happy for the few $$ I spent on them) and I have also run Raybestos Ceramic pads on my old 1998 Bonneville SSE. I was VERY happy with them because I had the factory chrome rims and did not want to be cleaning the rims all the time. Then to top not having to clean my rims every other day I had excellent braking, with no fade after repeated heavy braking.
Be aware though, that a good high performance rotor should be used in conjuntion with the ceramics or you will be dealing with warped/cracked rotors within 5-10K miles.
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thanks for the input, does anyone know the web site for belden wires???how much a set of premium wires would run me??as far as the ngk plugs are concerned which would be better the tr-55 or55-ix torun in my stock motor??i just want it to run great on the street as well as the hi-way..... please help my out you guys!!! also what is a good price to spend on some cross slotted and drilled rotors,i'm on a budget and don't have too much to spend..websites,numbers and or addresses would be greatly appreciated..
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Most auto parts stores sell the Belden'*, so you don't need to pay for shipping

Either of the two plugs you mentioned would be great. I prefer the TR55 personally. (I run the TR6 in the summer, TR55 in the winter, but you don't have to worry about that).

Do NOT run cross-drilled rotors. They're a bad idea for a street application, and it'* really nothing more than a cosmetic thing that can bite you in the arse later, unless you run your car ONLY at the track, and replace the rotors regularly. Get slotted ONLY.

http://www.rsmracing.com/catalog.htm has the slotted rotors I run for $80 each, but keep in mind that'* CANADIAN currency. US should be cheaper. Not sure how they work that.

Powerslot rotors would be good, too.
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what if i just did reg rotors with the ceramic pads?????
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what if i just did reg rotors with the ceramic pads?????
Ceramic pads run hotter then normal metallic compound, if you run your brakes harder, or have off quality rotors, you can definetly kill them easier if you aren't careful.

Everyday driving will probably be fine with them, and drivers who don't ride the brakes hard around town.
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I JUST WANT THE CAR TO RUN GREAT AND STOP EVEN BETTER...BESIDES I GOT 18'' RIMS AND 245-40-18 TIRES..I DON'T RUN THE CAR HARD I DO ALOT OF CRUISING AND I WANNA BE ABLE TO STOP WHEN I GOTTA..AND WITH GAS PRICES THE WAY THEY ARE . I WANNA GET GOOD MILEAGE OUT OF MY PLUGS AND WIRES
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First of all, when you type in all caps, it comes off as yelling
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Just ribbin' ya!
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