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Old 11 Sep 2009, 03:32 pm
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Anyone have a recommendation on brand of Brake Pads for a 2002 PT (non turbo)????

Anyone use the Wearever Silvers from Advance Auto? They will cost less than $45 for all 4 but something tells me they might be crap...

I am looking for a balance of quality and price as I am on a budget.

One note: I am a predictive driver (in other words if I see a red light in 2 blocks I cruise in with the goal of NOT coming to a complete stop, instead of racing to wait at the red light and coming to a screeching halt, if the guy in his daddy's Benz behind me doesn't like it he can piss off) So that was a long way of saying I am not hard on my brakes

Thanks all!
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Old 11 Sep 2009, 03:35 pm
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Anyone have a recommendation on brand of Brake Pads for a 2002 PT (non turbo)????

Anyone use the Wearever Silvers from Advance Auto? They will cost less than $45 for all 4 but something tells me they might be crap...

I am looking for a balance of quality and price as I am on a budget.

One note: I am a predictive driver (in other words if I see a red light in 2 blocks I cruise in with the goal of NOT coming to a complete stop, instead of racing to wait at the red light and coming to a screeching halt, if the guy in his daddy's Benz behind me doesn't like it he can piss off) So that was a long way of saying I am not hard on my brakes

Thanks all!

And the knid of driver people hate to follow..... What are you 90 years old - dude it's a PT - have fun with it.
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Old 11 Sep 2009, 05:30 pm
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And the knid of driver people hate to follow..... What are you 90 years old - dude it's a PT - have fun with it.
Where I live the roads have more than one lane. I don't feel the need to accomodate others, they can change lanes if they have a problem.
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Old 11 Sep 2009, 07:43 pm
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Default Re: Brake Pad Brand Recommendation

If they will fit in your budget I would look for a low cost ceramic pad at Auto Zone, O Riley or Advance. Good luck
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Old 11 Sep 2009, 08:31 pm
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NAPA Ceramic about $75.00, very little dust. The one big problem with the non ceramics is they will create dust, that is why a lot of cars have black front wheels.
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Old 11 Sep 2009, 09:18 pm
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Default Re: Brake Pad Brand Recommendation

Based on experience with non-PTs, I use Performance Friction. May still be available at AutoZone and remarkably inexpensive. I use them on my Dodge truck, and the brakes get a workout when I am towing.

Brake dust? Phooey (at least to me). Means the brakes are working right and not wearing the disc unduly.
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