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Old 03 Dec 2004, 10:39 pm
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Looking into purchasing new brake pads. What do you recommend? What will give me the most bang for the buck, a little extra stopping power, LESS dust, and long life?
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Old 04 Dec 2004, 04:45 pm
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I repaced mine with NAPA CMX-7716, really like the idea that they leave less dust than the OE shoes on the rear. I was able to get and keep my new chrome wheels clean and shiny using turbomangt's products. The price lists for $113 but I got them for $53.49 total. I have a friend who worked there.
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I repaced mine with NAPA CMX-7716,
Same part number for both Front & Rear??? [:I]
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Old 04 Dec 2004, 10:49 pm
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Definitely go ceramic. Much longer life, NO DUST. I got Raybestos ceramics from PartsAmerica.Com, but I've heard the Napa are good - just be sure you get the all cermaic, not a blend - NAPA has both.
Shouldn't need rears - they last twice as long, and I didn't find ceramic rears when I got mine a while ago.
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NAPA pads are made by Raybestos...
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I repaced mine with NAPA CMX-7716,
Same part number for both Front & Rear??? [:I]
I didn't bother with the rears, they are "shoes" on my '02 NA, at this time, not concerned about them!! IF you want to change them still check with NAPA, they can tell you.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...spagename=WD1V

Just found these on E-bay. I've never heard of Lomandi, but they are supposedly made of kevlar and are high performance. Any thoughts?
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Just found these on E-bay. I've never heard of Lomandi, but they are supposedly made of kevlar and are high performance. Any thoughts?
Lomandi is a Canadian company, and they make rotors and pads are kevlar-metallic. I brought a set of rear rotors and pads for my 2001 PT. They have great bite and stopping power with little or no noise. They didn't kick up any dust under hard braking either. The rotors were like stock, but a bit better; harder. The pads were great. I don't know how long they last because my PT burned a month or two after I installed the set. I don't know if they have them for the turbos (the turbos have thicker rotors and thinner pads), but if they do I'm definately going to buy them when my stock pads wear out.
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I was told that cermanic pads can damage the stock rotors? true or false? Gary
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I was told that cermanic pads can damage the stock rotors? true or false? Gary
Technically "True" because all brake pads "damage" the rotors but realistically "False" because a good ceramic pad should not cause more rotor wear that a semi-metallic.
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