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Old 03-07-2008
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Brakes (your opinion)

It's time for pads and shoes and I was wondering what yall recommend.

I'm not up for ordering high performance stuff of the 'net. I'm more curious about what you choose from local auto parts stores.

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I usually run with Duralast products from Autozone. I have never had a problem with their products and having lifetime warranty on the pads is cool.
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I usually run with Duralast products from Autozone. I have never had a problem with their products and having lifetime warranty on the pads is cool.
Most ppl dont understand warrenties on brake products so maybe you guys can understand this...
Most pads/shoes purchased at part stores have a "limited lifetime warrenty" which literally means they only warrenty manufactor defects, the only pads I know that warrenty wear-out is ThermoQuiets, DuraLast Gold, and Bendex pads. If you take a set of Wearever pads back to Advance Auto and expect them to warrenty out a set of pads due to wearout, they gonna laugh. Thats why Bendex, DuraLast and ThermoQuiet pads are a lil more expensive than most, b/c your really buying 2 sets for one, once you wear out the first set they will warrenty them out ONE time.
Personally, I like Friction Master Ceramic pads, they produce a thin, white-like brake dust rather than thick, black dust. If I cant get them Id go with ThermoQuiets.
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Wagner ThermoQuiets FTW!!!
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Those lifetime pads may be nice because they are warrantied but if you aren't careful they will warp the shyt out of your rotors.

I use Hawk pads but you said you don't want pricey so that rules them out.

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Most ppl dont understand warrenties on brake products so maybe you guys can understand this...
Most pads/shoes purchased at part stores have a "limited lifetime warrenty" which literally means they only warrenty manufactor defects, the only pads I know that warrenty wear-out is ThermoQuiets, DuraLast Gold, and Bendex pads. If you take a set of Wearever pads back to Advance Auto and expect them to warrenty out a set of pads due to wearout, they gonna laugh. Thats why Bendex, DuraLast and ThermoQuiet pads are a lil more expensive than most, b/c your really buying 2 sets for one, once you wear out the first set they will warrenty them out ONE time.
Personally, I like Friction Master Ceramic pads, they produce a thin, white-like brake dust rather than thick, black dust. If I cant get them Id go with ThermoQuiets.
I didn't know it was just once. Eh. I will be switching to EBC pads and rotors anyways.
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I didn't know it was just once. Eh. I will be switching to EBC pads and rotors anyways.
Thats a great choice, great products.
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i used oreilly house brand pads and rotors. havent done the rears yet. but i know it stops better now than it did with no pad
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