Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:43 pm Post subject: Which brake pads to use?
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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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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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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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.
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