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Old 23 Feb 2005, 08:15 pm
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Hey, I know this topic has been beaten to death on here, but I just have a few more questions that I didnt find answers to in the search I just did on old posts.

Basically, I need to start looking into getting new Brakes, the cars got about 56k miles, and pretty soon I'll need to be getting new brakes. I'd like to go with Drilled, and/or slotted rotors, and a good set of pads front and rear.

I've seen some rotors on ebay, but non of them say what brand the brakes are, so I am going to say I should keep away from those, right? Whats a good brand of rotors for a PT Cruiser? I havent bought anything maintanace wise for this car yet, so I am not very knoledgable on the options we have. I did my 87 944T with drilled rotors and new pads last summer, but I know that the maker for those rotors dont make PT cruiser rotors!

I'd like the same quality of rotors/pads that I have on the 944T, as afterall, brakes are one of the most important parts on our car, even though some poeple overlook brakes, Brakes should be first. If you make your car fast, and dont work on the brakes, you could be in trouble!

It doesnt look like I will be able to purchase any performance rotors at Autozone or that type of store am I right? So if someone could give me some advice as to what brands to look into, and maybe even some websites that would be great! One main issue I have against my OEM brakes is they rust SO fast, within a day of not driving, the rotors will be covered in rust, and most of the time the rotors rust TO the pads, and I have to rev the car a little higher they normal, just to get the rotors loose from the pads!

Thanks in advanced!

Matt



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Old 23 Feb 2005, 09:22 pm
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I'm going with powerslot rotors and Raysebestos ceramic pads when my time comes
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Old 24 Feb 2005, 09:12 am
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MY OPINION.
Forget the drilled, slotted malarky unless you're autocrossing.
Go with the top-line NAPA rotors and ceramic pads (they have several choices of pads & rotors).
I've put nearly 84,000 miles on my PT and have never felt the brakes fade from heat (which is why you'd want drilled & slotted).
I have 4-wheel disk on my PT, and got the best of everything for all 4 corners (rotors & pads) for just under $300. The brakes are fantastic.
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I agree with Don,Go to Napa.
I too would stay away from the slotted rotors
you will have to replace pads sooner. IMHO
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MY OPINION.
Forget the drilled, slotted malarky unless you're autocrossing.
Go with the top-line NAPA rotors and ceramic pads (they have several choices of pads & rotors).
I've put nearly 84,000 miles on my PT and have never felt the brakes fade from heat (which is why you'd want drilled & slotted).
I have 4-wheel disk on my PT, and got the best of everything for all 4 corners (rotors & pads) for just under $300. The brakes are fantastic.
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I agree with Don,Go to Napa.
I too would stay away from the slotted rotors
you will have to replace pads sooner. IMHO

Thanks guys for the info - lets see if I cant get this post right this time. Last time it just put the reply from Don. But anyways, Have you had any problems with the rotors rusting? How are the pads for dusting? These are two main issues for me. But mainly the rotors rusting to the pads.

Thanks for the advice, and I think I will head to Napa and get these pads and rotors. $300 sounds a lot better to me for a full set, rather then close to $300 just for the front drilled/slotted rotors. Thanks again guys!

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Old 25 Feb 2005, 10:54 am
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I think all rotors rust - at least, I've never had any that didn't.
The ceramic pads are great! NO DUST! I have no complaints whatsoever.
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I've had excellent results on my GT with StopTech slotted rotors, Hawk HPS pads, and StopTech stainless lines. Minimal brake dust and excellent pedal feel. I purchased them directly from StopTech.
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NAPOA Ceramic NA PT CMX 7716, absolutly NO dust in 500 miles between washes.
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Slotted and cross drilled rotors are useless and more expensive for every day driving. It is total overkill. They are for real racing and autocross.
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