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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 2:30 pm    Post subject:  Brake pad recommendations? Reply with quote

I just ordered a set of 06+ calipers for my 02 Impala and now I need to buy pads.

Looking for something on the grippy side, kind of like what my Impala came with originally. My autozone ceramics have been great, but they do feel softer than stock.

Looked on TireRack.com and the Hawk HPS pads seem to rate higher in grip, any other good brake pads to look at?

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 4:18 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I ran Wagner Thermoquiets on the SS. Loved them!!

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 4:37 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

^^^ that's what I like to hear. I just picked up a set for the Intrigue. I'm hoping they are better than whatever crap is on there now.

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 6:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Don't get metallic pads! I replaced my stocks with semi metallic pads and they sqeek, which drives me nuts.

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 6:59 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I have had the Napa de3a application engineered ones ceramics on there for 70k now. I may try EBC's in another 20 thou or so.
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 9:36 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I liked my EBC's for the time that I had them on the car. I had the red pads, a friend has the green pads on his GFs 2003 and says they are very good, much better than stock.
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 9:56 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I liked my EBC's for the time that I had them on the car. I had the red pads, a friend has the green pads on his GFs 2003 and says they are very good, much better than stock.


How grippy were the reds?? The green ones seem to be nice, but wear out too fast.

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 2:01 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I never drove a car with the green pads, but the red ones gripped very good. Car never stopped so good. Wear seemed good, but didn't have the car long enough to see what mileage they'd go for. I was getting 80-100K a set from Raybestos Quietstops before I went to EBC.
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 3:49 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

GMPP W-body brake pads Very Happy
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They even come with an "off-road use only" sticker and a heat warning. Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 4:08 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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GMPP W-body brake pads Very Happy
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They even come with an "off-road use only" sticker and a heat warning. Laughing


How good are they? I see they came with the GP 12 inch brake kit.

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I'm trying to dig up when I installed them on my car. I think about three years ago this summer. I have drilled and slotted rotors too, but my stopping power greatly improved with these pads over stock. No dust, and no rotor warpage either. Worth the extra money IMO.

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 4:55 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I just put on Duralast rotors and pads. They're pretty meh. Better than before though.

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I'm trying to dig up when I installed them on my car. I think about three years ago this summer. I have drilled and slotted rotors too, but my stopping power greatly improved with these pads over stock. No dust, and no rotor warpage either. Worth the extra money IMO.


Got anything for 06+ calipers? Smile

Searched around and found on 3800pro that some people tested and recommend the Bendix titaniumetallic pads are really good, might give those a shot.

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 12:30 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I have always used Akebono brake pads.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:18 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

On my old Saturn (which I auto crossed the hell out of) I used Ceramic Hawks and stock rotors and have the same on the SS (with F body calipers up front) love them.

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