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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:43 pm    Post subject:  Which brake pads to use? Reply with quote

While I don't need pads yet, I'm wondering what pads to get when I need them. Some people have mentioned the EBC red, & others the green. I don't race my car, & I just drive it to the store, & work, etc. While I don't need a high performance pad, I don't want junk either. On my old Dodge Diplomat years ago I used metallic pads, which looked like chunks of steel. They worked great, didn't make noise, & lasted forever. Now the talk seems to be ceramic pads. So what do you guys use when you need to stop quickly, but don't race? GARY

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:05 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I had semi-metallic pads on my Monte Carlo for years, but they made a hell of a lot more noise than I cared for. I dealt with it by ignoring the problem. I used Wagner Thermoquiet ceramics on the Intrigue (and put a set on the Monte Carlo to quiet the brakes before I sold it). I'd recommend them if you are just driving around town as you don't really need anything fancy.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:00 am    Post subject:  pads Reply with quote

NAPA - ultra premium semi metalic.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:40 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I've been using centric premium ceramics

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:00 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:56 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I've had my duralast CMax Gold pads on for about 3 years and 30,000 miles. I am very happy with them, still stopping well and no shimmers or squeaks.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:21 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I used Wagner Thermoquiet ceramics on the Intrigue (and put a set on the Monte Carlo to quiet the brakes before I sold it). I'd recommend them if you are just driving around town as you don't really need anything fancy.


same here for me... i use ebc redstuff but that's because i have the dual piston calipers on the impala... if your going around town the wagner thermoquiet is the way to go IMO

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:48 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Raybestos Advanced Technology ceramic pads. Recommended for police duty, and make zero noise in my F-body's. Grab is amazing, and I've yet to make them fade.... and I drive hard.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:18 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Akebono Pads.

Akebono Ultra-Premium Brake Pads, Ceramic


http://www.akebonobrakes.com/

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:56 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Akebono Ceramics are the OEM pads on your car.

Almost all ceramic pads will perform the same, and I got about 110k miles out of a set of Autozone Duralast Gold Ceramic pads. Bite was maybe bit softer than the original ones, but they worked fine otherwise. Damn good for $30 and lifetime warranty. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:33 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

jmakinen wrote:
Raybestos Advanced Technology ceramic pads. Recommended for police duty, and make zero noise in my F-body's. Grab is amazing, and I've yet to make them fade.... and I drive hard.


These are what I want too use next go around. That or the PG ones. I've been looking into reviews on both and can't decide.

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