Who Makes The Best Brakes?

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  1. cmm47172

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    I need to replace rotors and pads both front and rear. Who makes the best replacements without spending a bazillion dollars? I plan to buy ceramic pads. What do youz guyz recommend i.e. auto-zone, o'riely, advance auto etc?
     
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    I did O'riely mid range brake pads on the rear. My fronts are still OK.
    I'm very happy with them. Good braking and almost no dust. Just like the OEM pads. I can't speak to your rotor question. Still using original ones...
     
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    This would be nice.
     
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    As Scar0 said, go for at least a mid range brake pad. The brand is not as important as the materials used in them. I prefer to use premium pads with a combination of ceramic and metallic materials. Ceramics are about the best you can get, though.

    I have had premium pads last up to 2 years before needing replaced. Just remember, you get what you pay for. Buy cheap... Get cheap. I have had cheap pads that didn't even last six months! And that, IMO, is a waste of money.

    As to your rotors, without seeing them, I can't say if they are good or not. At the minimum, you should have them turned (smoothing and leveling process, done by removing some of the surface metal on a lathe). I do know that most O'rielly auto parts stores have the capability of turning the rotors, and they usually charge $5-$10 per rotor. Cheaper than buying new rotors! :)
     
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    My local O'riely only had cheap, mid and ceramic. Thus my choice...
     
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    thanks informative and that's all we have hear is a oryillys hafta go c what they got. that's the first thing I noticed I needed after leaving the dealer lol
     

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