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Old 23 Aug 2014, 12:37 pm
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Default Need front brake suggestions

Front break pads went and have been rubbing right to the rotor for a few days. Going to just upgrade to ceramic pads and drilled and slotted rotors. Anyone have any suggestions on parts, preferably to keep it under 200? Thanks
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Old 23 Aug 2014, 02:47 pm
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Old 23 Aug 2014, 05:35 pm
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Here's where you should buy:
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Old 23 Aug 2014, 06:58 pm
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There are new drilled and slotted rotors all over eBay and Amazon. And they cost no more than new regular rotors at the local parts stores. I've considered getting some of these but haven't researched the quality. Recently, I needed some for the rear on my PT after converting from drums to discs. I decided just to go with standard rotors from Autozone.

For the pads, I recommend Autozone all the way. The reason is because of there no-hassle lifetime warranty on these. I keep vehicles for a very long time. I am on my sixth or seventh set of pads on one or more of my vehicles. I believe it's our Corolla. And the lifetime warranty is the way to go.
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Old 23 Aug 2014, 08:30 pm
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Look at rockauto. I got all 4 rotors and pads Prostop I believe. Great deal. And the wok awesome!
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Old 23 Aug 2014, 09:29 pm
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Based on your mod list and that you are not indicating doing any track time or improving the complete suspension and also lets not forget the tires.....go to ebay or who ever has the best price. You are not going to find bad quality as long as you do not get anything with the MADE IN CHINA label? Lifetime is good only if you buy from a local recognized and established auto parts store of chain. Mail order warranty are a hassle many times and not worth the trouble on many parts.

Drilled and slotted rotors are for looks there is no advantage over conventional disc's. In fact there may be less total braking .............on a daily driven street car.
There are exceptions if you are willing to go with a more aggressive pad that will wear the disc faster. There are reasons why some offer lifetime brake pads and rotors and it is because mostly the materiel of the pads that determine it.

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